Foreign Languages and Literature
- Requirements for admission
Admission to the Bachelor Programme in Foreign Languages and Literatures is subject to the possession of a high school diploma or other recognised foreign qualification, together with an adequate previous preparation. A good general education, a serious motivation to study foreign languages and literatures and an open mind to the international cultural contexts are desired.
For students with an Italian qualification, the basic preparation required consists of the knowledge and linguistic skills normally acquired in high schools or secondary education. In order to attend the programme successfully, students must have a solid knowledge of the Italian language and must have studied at least one foreign language (which does not necessarily have to be chosen as a curricular language). Adequate knowledge of Italian literature and basic skills and competences in languages commonly taught in high schools are also required to continue studying them.
Students who are not native Italian speakers and who have a foreign qualification are required to possess a linguistic competence in Italian language at B1 level of the Common European Framework (CEF), together with a basic knowledge of Italian culture.
- Assessment of knowledge and personal preparation
Students interested in the Bachelor programme must take a compulsory self-assessment and orientation test. The test allows students to assess their initial preparation and encourages a more informed choice. The test verifies the student's knowledge in the following areas: - text comprehension and knowledge of the Italian language - knowledge and skills acquired during previous education - logical reasoning - English language (only for those interested in studying this language). Initial preparation is considered adequate if the result of the test is positive, i.e., the thresholds indicated in the application notice are reached or exceeded.
Possession of language level certifications for any of the languages offered by the Bachelor programme does not allow students to skip the test and is not considered a qualification for admission. The certifications indicated by the Bachelor programme (see the list at https://lingue.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi) may guarantee possible exemptions according to each course syllabus.
- Remedial Activities (OFA)
The result of the test does not prevent the enrolment, not even if it is negative. Students who fail to reach the thresholds required must attend a series of specially planned remedial activities, to be completed within the first year of the course. Until they have been completed, it will not be possible to take exams after the first year. Further details will be made available in the notice published on https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un- corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea
- Graduated students and transfers from other programmes
Graduated students and students who intend to transfer from another programme taught in Unimi or another university to Foreign Languages and Literatures will be allowed to skip the 2021-22 entry test only if they are allowed to enrol to second year. The admission notice specifies the procedures and deadlines for submitting the application for evaluation of the previous career. Assessments, certifications of any level, entry or placement tests cannot be taken into account for admission to second year or to guarantee the choice of English Language.
Students who have been assigned Remedial Activities (OFA) in 2020-21 in another programme may not be admitted to second year; furthermore, they must complete them by February 2022, otherwise their career will be blocked and they will not be allowed to take any further exam.
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….
- Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Piazza Sant'Alessandro 1 - 20122 Milano (MI)
- Academic services
- Joint Teaching Staff-Student Committee
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