English Proficiency

What level of language proficiency do I need?

If the program you’ve chosen is conducted in Italian, a minimum of A2 level in English proficiency suffices (A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR).

For programs taught in English, fluency in the language is required. For bachelor’s and master’s programs, a minimum B2 level English proficiency is required. For the Foundation Course, a B1 level suffices.

Further specific language requirements for each degree program can be found at apply.unisi.it.

Who are the candidates exempt from submitting language certification?

Citizens of the following countries are exempt from submitting English language certification: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British overseas territories, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the USA.

Additionally, candidates of any nationality who have obtained their entry-level qualification for enrollment through an English-taught program, are exempt from submitting language certification, provided they can prove that English was the official language of instruction. Proof can be in the form of a formal certification or letter from the educational institution attesting that the program was entirely taught in English.

The decision to grant an exemption is at the sole discretion of the admission application evaluation committee. Candidates may be called for a remote evaluation interview as part of the exemption process.

What language certifications are accepted?

Candidates who are not exempt must submit one of the following language certifications:

Read also: Recognized English language certifications

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