International language assessment

The University of Milan is an Exam Centre for a variety of international language certificates.

Thanks to an agreement with Cambridge Assessment English, the University of Milan is a Cambridge Exam Centre (IT998).

Registration is open to both internal and external users.

How much does it cost?

Fees for students, graduates for up to 12 months, PhD students, research fellows, scholarship holders, post-graduates, teaching staff and non-teaching staff of the University of Milan:

  • B1 Preliminary (PET): 100 euro
  • B2 First (FCE): 140 euro
  • C1 Advanced (CAE): 150 euro
  • C2 Proficiency (CPE): 165 euro

Fees for external users, of age exclusively:

  • B1 Preliminary (PET): 140 euro
  • B2 First (FCE): 190 euro
  • C1 Advanced (CAE): 210 euro
  • C2 Proficiency (CPE): 215 euro

2020/2021 Calendar:

Paper-based exams


  • Saturday, 9th October 2021 CALL IS CLOSED
  • Friday, 3rd December 2021


  • Tuesday, 30th November 2021 (Speaking: Monday, 29th November)


  • Saturday, 13th November 2021 CALL IS OPEN - SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday, 1st December 2021 (Speaking: Monday, 29th November)


  • Thursday, 2nd December 2021 (Speaking: Monday, 29th November)

How to register

In order to register for a Cambridge exam, users have to wait for the official call, which is published on the website about 2 months before the exam date.


With the continuing impact of COVID-19, and for the foreseeable future, exam results will be delayed. For exams taken until July 2021, results will be available no earlier than 60/75 days starting from the exam date. For exams taken from August 2021, results will be available 6-9 weeks from the end of the key assessment date. 

Green Pass requirement

In compliance with the regulations laid down by Cambridge Assessment English, Cambridge English exams must be sat in person at authorised centres and under supervision; therefore, it is not possible to sit the exam remotely. Exams are being held in person and, therefore, open to candidates holding the Covid-19 certificate, i.e. green pass. The green pass is issued also to unvaccinated individuals with a negative molecular (or rapid antigen) test result in the last 48 hours, or those who have recovered from Covid19. For further details, please refer to each exam call and to the relevant university regulations.


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The University of Milan is not an Exam Preparation Center. Therefore, it does not organize Cambridge exam preparation courses.

It is strongly recommended to visit the Cambridge website for preparation materials, sample tests and practice:





Information for candidates booklets are now available. Each booklet is filled with useful information, from study tips and frequently asked questions about the exams, to top tips for exam day and an explanation of your learners’ scores:




Ceremony for awarding the first Cambridge certificates
Candidates with disabilities or SLDs

Candidates with disabilities or with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) who wish to receive special arrangements and support for the exam must provide an accurate English translation of their relevant medical documentation and send it via email to when registering for the exam. The translation must include which kind of special arrangements the candidate would like to receive. SLAM will then forward this request to Cambridge Assessment English, which will decide if and which arrangements to provide. For further details, please refer to the official call.

Thanks to an agreement with the University for Foreigners of Perugia, the University of Milan is an Exam Centre for Italian Language Certificates (CELI).

Both internal and external users can register for the following exams:

  • CELI Impatto (A1 Level)
  • CELI 1 (A2 Level)
  • CELI 2 (B1 Level)
  • CELI 3 (B2 Level)
  • CELI 4 (C1 Level)
  • CELI 5 (C2 Level)

There are three exam sessions per year.


The cost is € 130.

Exam Sessions

There are two six-level CELI exam sessions during the year: a summer session - in June - and an autumn session - in November. Moreover, there is a spring session - in March - for the first four levels. Visit the CVCL website for exam dates.

Exams take place simultaneously. Therefore, it is not possible to access more than one level in the same session.

2021 calendar:

  • Monday, 8th March 2021 (only exams for CELI Impatto and CELI 1-3, session postponed due to the COVID emergency);

  • Tuesday, 22nd and Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021;

  • Monday, 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November, 2021.

2022 calendar:

  • Monday, 14th March 2022 (only exams for CELI impatto and CELI 1-3);
  • Tuesday, 21st June 2022;
  • Tuesday, 22nd November 2022.

How to register

The public call for the exams on November 22nd and 23rd is available below, both in Italian and in English language. Registration is possible until October 15th at 12:00.

Absent candidates

Any candidates who cannot sit the exam because they are sick must submit a medical certificate to justify their absence and can only sit the exam in the very following session at the same centre, without paying the fee. They must in any case submit a regular application within the established deadline.
Any reasons for absence other than sickness, as duly justified, will be evaluated by the CVCL on a case-by-case basis.


To pass CELI exams, candidates must achieve the minimum score both in the written and in the oral part, as shown in the relevant descriptions on the CVCL website.
Candidates who did not pass the written part (consisting of the following sections: Reading Comprehension, Written Production, Linguistic Competence - starting from CELI 3 - and Listening Comprehension), but passed the oral part, or vice versa, can capitalize on their partial result and resit the failed exam part within a year, paying 70% of the total fee.

For more information, please write to

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Remote training courses for CELI examiners

The SLAM Centre offers courses, run remotely, for the training of speaking examiners for CELI certificates, i.e. General Italian language certificates of the University for Foreigners of Perugia.

At the end of the course, participants will receive a statement to be qualified as CELI examiners.

The next course edition is scheduled on 6th, 7th, and 8th September 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. The participation fee is equal to 100 euros; registration is open until 31st August.

For further information and in order to register, please email

The certificate in French, Français des affaires et des professions, is granted by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France (CCI), in the fields of hotel, legal and economic-business communication; the University of Milan is an examination centre.

Details of the exam sessions, costs and registration methods will be provided soon, by September 2021. 



It is important to consult your email inbox regularly, where all official university notices will be sent.

For the International Certificate of the Russian Language, in the area of daily communication skills and in the economic, legal and social sectors, the University of Milan is a centre for both courses and examinations, thanks to an agreement with the A.S. Puskin Institution, Moscow.

Details of courses offered, costs and registration methods are provided each year in a notice published on the site of the Russian Centre of the university.

To register, you must complete and send the application form by e-mail to: and

With the application form, also attach the following:

  • copy in pdf format of an identity document 
  • payment receipt of the university enrolment fee.

International Relations and Agreements Office

Russian Centre

Centre Manager
Prof. Paola Cotta Ramusino

Thanks to an agreement with ÖSD - Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch, the University of Milan is an ÖSD Exam Centre for B1 and B2 level certificates.

Registration is open to both internal and external users.

2021 Calendar:

B1 Zertifikat and B2 Zertifikat exam sessions

  • Friday, 19th March 2021 (session cancelled due to the COVID pandemic)
  • Tuesday, 15th June 2021
  • Tuesday, 14th September 2021

How much does it cost?

Exam Zertifikat B1:

  • Modul Lesen: 18€
  • Modul Hören: 18€
  • Modul Schreiben: 24€
  • Modul Sprechen: 24€

Exam Zertifikat B2:

  • Modul Schriftlich: 63€
  • Modul Mündlich: 27€


2022 Calendar and fees

2022 Calendar and fees will be soon published on this webpage.

How to register

To register for the whole ZB1 and ZB2 exams, please follow the instructions available in the call corresponding to each exam session. Each call is published two months prior to the exam date and is open until one month prior to the exam date. To register for single ZB1 exam modules or for the ZB2 written/oral part only, please write an email to

For further information,

Please write to:

Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch:

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