Foreign Languages and Literature
In order to be admitted to the study programme in Foreign languages and literatures, you must have a secondary-school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, and adequate knowledge. A good general culture, a strong motivation for studying foreign languages and literatures and an interest in the international cultural context are essential.
Students with an Italian qualification should demonstrate cultural and linguistic skills as normally achieved in secondary schools focussing on the humanities. To successfully attend the programme, students should have a sound knowledge of the Italian language. Moreover, they should have learnt a foreign language in high school (which does not necessarily have to be chosen as the curricular language). Adequate knowledge of Italian literature is also required, as well as basic cultural skills for the languages commonly taught in high schools that the students intends to pursue.
Non-Italian mother tongue students with a foreign qualification must have at least a B1-level Italian language proficiency, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), as well as a basic knowledge of Italian culture.
Students interested in the degree programme will have to take a compulsory self-assessment test. The test allows you to ascertain your educational background for a more conscious choice. The test assesses the student's knowledge in the following areas: written comprehension and Italian language proficiency - educational skills - logical reasoning - English language proficiency. Candidates will meet the skills requirements if they score positively, i.e. they reach or exceed the thresholds set forth in the call for applications.
Any certificates of proficiency in any languages offered by the degree programme will not constitute a suitable qualification for admission or a waiver from the test requirement. The certifications identified by the study programme (see the list on the page https://lingue.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi) may only result in concessions on exam syllabi for admitted and actually enrolled students, as provided for each language.
Additional learning requirements (OFA)
Even if you fail the test, you can still enrol.
Students who fall short of the thresholds set forth in the call for applications will have to fulfil additional learning requirements by means of specific remedial activities. These requirements (OFA) must be met within the first year of the programme.
Students who achieved an overall score lower than 25/50 in the first three sections and scored less than 15/30 in the "Written comprehension" section will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA).
Further details will be made available in the call for applications on the webpage: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea .
Information for graduates or students enrolled in another degree programme
Students holding a degree or any credits (CFU) previously earned in other degree programmes are required to submit an application for assessment of their current or previous academic career within the deadlines set out in the call for applications. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and the applicant may be admitted to the degree programme without taking the self-assessment test.
As part of the Erasmus + programme, more than 150 scholarships are made available each year for study periods of a semester to an entire academic year, in agreement with 88 partner universities located in over 20 countries. Overall, this is the broadest range of opportunities for international mobility offered in the entire humanities area. The network of solid relationships built over the years allows students of foreign languages and literatures to complete part of their academic career in prestigious universities located in the European capitals, in ancient institutions or less central locations, thus offering a very diverse range of experiences.
The opportunities for non-European mobility grants are also very rich and progressively expanding. Currently the following destinations are available: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Russian Federation. Interested students are guaranteed detailed information and guidance in preparation of departure.
During a term abroad, students attend courses that are compatible with those they would have attended in their home University in Milan, following a training project designed with a tutor in the months preceding their departure, and culminating in the draft of a study contract (the Learning Agreement). Coordination with the tutors (one or more for each language area) ensures expert support and guidance throughout the process, as well as full validation of the credits acquired abroad.
The experience of university and daily life in the country of one of the elected languages and literatures represents a unique opportunity for students to improve their linguistic competence. A study abroad stay is also a period of personal and relational growth, as well as of cultural, historical and artistic advancement, which favors mutual comprehension and the integration in the complex contemporary society.
The course programme provides substantial support to interested students through specialised manuals on partner Universities and their locations and through an orientation and tutoring service, which can be accessed in person or via email. The service is aimed at assisting in fulfilling the applications, in the drafting of the Learning Agreement and in the preparation of administrative documents. For all details, please refer to the page http://www.lingue.unimi.it/ecm/home/didattica/erasmus-mobilita-internaz….
Attendance is highly recommended, although not mandatory, for all courses and language classes. In a few cases, attendance is mandatory to accrue credits. As a general rule, every course states if attendance is mandatory in its syllabus (https://www.unimi.it/it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/lingue-e-letterature-straniere).
- Joint Teaching Staff-Student Committee
- Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Piazza Sant'Alessandro 1 - 20122 Milano (MI)
- Academic services
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment