SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre manages the 3-credit Additional Language Skills assessment for the Bachelor's degree course in International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE).
The required CEFR levels are the following:
- French: B1
- Spanish: B1
- German: A2
- Italian: A2
The language proficiency test in Italian is compulsory for international students who did not graduate from an Italian high school or do not hold a high school diploma in Italian. Students who graduated from an Italian high school or hold a high school diploma in Italian are not admitted to the Italian language proficiency test. For further information, check the Italian courses and tests page.
French, Spanish and German language assessments are open to first-year, second-year and third-year students.
Students who already hold a language certificate among those accepted by the University, earned for no more than 3 years at the time of submission and at a level equal to or higher than that required, can ask for validation by uploading it through the InformaStudenti platform, 'language test' category.
Students who do not have a valid language certificate will have to sit an entry-level test. French, Spanish, and German tests take place between October and February.
Each student can sit the test in the chosen language only once per academic year, i.e. the test may be sat again in the following academic year.
Students who pass the test at the required level will receive the corresponding language assessment credits, according to their degree programme. Those who fail the test will have to attend a 40-hour language course. Courses take place in the third trimester and attendance is compulsory. At the end of the course, students have to sit an end-of-course test. In order to be admitted to the end-of-course test, students must have attended at least 75% of classes. Those who do not attend the required number of classes will not be admitted to the end-of-course test, but they can sit the entry-level test again during the first trimester of the following academic year.
It is important to consult your email inbox @studenti.unimi.it regularly, where all official university notices will be sent.
Students with disabilities or with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) must contact SLAM through the InformaStudenti Service in order to receive special arrangements and support for the test (students with disabilities: 50% more extra time; students with SLDs: 30% more extra time).
The language tests last about one hour and include grammar and vocabulary, reading comprehension and listening questions. Questions include multiple-choice, short answers, drag and drop and true or false formats.
Tests are taking place according to the relevant calendar. Registration is available online via the exam registration service on Unimia - 'Exam Registration' section. Registrations open about one month prior to the test date.
Basic level tests: dedicated to students enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree of the Humanities Faculty (Assessment of a European Union language, 3 credits) and to IPLE students - International Politics, Law and Economics, 3 credits.