Language tests and courses for mobility calls

SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre issues language proficiency statements for those who wish to apply for European and non-European mobility programmes.

Prospective applicants for a.y. 2022.2023 mobility calls may register for one of the scheduled sessions. 

Language tests are taking place from December 2021 to September 2022 according to the calendar below.

Tests are being held in-person and are, therefore, open to students 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.

Wearing a mask is compulsory inside closed spaces, unless in a situation of complete isolation, to safeguard one's health and respect other people.

Exceptions to the in-person test requirement will be granted only for the following reasons:

a) Covid-19 positive or quarantined students

b) Students with underlying health concerns, as laid down by law

c) Students residing in countries with health restrictions or cross-border travel restrictions

Should one these cases apply to your situation, contact us through Informastudenti, 'language test' category and attach the self-certification available at this link: together with your identification document. Then wait for our reply to be summoned to sit the test remotely.


Furthermore, SLAM organises intensive language courses in summer for students selected for the Erasmus+ outgoing programme. 


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

Level Statements

The SLAM Centre organises test sessions for the following student categories aimed at receiving a statement stating their foreign language proficiency level:

  • Applicants for Erasmus+ mobility calls
  • Applicants for non-European mobility calls
  • Applicants for thesis abroad calls
  • Selected Erasmus+ outgoing students

Tests are available for the following languages:

  • English: all levels
  • French: A2, B1, B2, C1levels
  • Spanish: A2, B1, B2, C1 levels
  • German: A2, B1, B2 levels
  • Portuguese: A2, B1, B2 levels

Please note that the levels attained at language tests for the purposes of mobility calls cannot be transferred as language assessment requirements included in degree programmes.

Students with disabilities or SLDs

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).

Registration is possible through a Google form. For each test session, the corresponding form will be made available in the calendar about one month prior to the test date.

Language tests last about one hour and include grammar and vocabulary exercises, reading comprehension and listening questions. Questions may include multiple-choice, short answer, drag and drop and true or false formats.

Summer intensive courses

Students selected for the Erasmus+ outgoing programme who wish to improve their language knowledge before leaving can attend intensive courses during the summer, take the end-of-course test and receive a language proficiency statement reporting the CEFR level they attained.

Courses will be held approximately between late June and early July and last 60 hours. Attendance is compulsory.

Intensive courses are available for the following languages:

  • English (advanced level only)
  • French 
  • German
  • Spanish 
  • Portuguese

Erasmus+ selected students are going to receive an email in mid May reporting all the instructions to register for an intensive course.