Other languages: Tests and courses

Some degree programmes of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and Humanities include a language assessment in their study plan:

  • Advanced Anglo-American/English (for Political, Economic and Social Sciences only)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German

Students who already have a recognised certificate

Students who already own one of the language certificates recognised by the University can send it through infostudenti Service and receive language assessment credits according to their study plan.

What students should do if they do not have a language certificate recognised by the University

Students who do not have a recognised certificate must take the placement test according to the chosen language.

Students must pay attention to the foreign language they choose because it is not possible change it once the placement test has been taken.

  • Level attained: students who attain the language level required by their degree programme will receive language assessment credits according to their study plan.
  • Level not attained: students who fail the test must attend a course related to the chosen language and take its end-of-course test.

Infostudenti Service

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

Language certification recognized by the University of Milan
Second Language Assessment Tests
English test

The English test (A1-C2 levels) is a 60-minute adaptive test and it consists in two parts:

  1. Listening
  2. Use of English
French test

Entry level (B1)

The French Entry-level test consists in two parts:

  1. Grammar (20 questions): connectors, prepositions, verb conjugations
  2. Reading comprehension (cloze test)


Advanced level (B2)

The French Advanced test consists in five parts:

  1. Grammar
  2. Reading and comprehension
  3. Verbs conjugation: verb conjugation from the infinitive to simple form
  4. Vocabulary: general vocabulary
  5. Listening: written version (dictation/spelling)


Spanish test

Entry level (B1):
The Spanish Entry-level test is based on 25 questions on grammar usage, vocabulary and communication related to the language usage.

Advanced (B2 level):
The Spanish Advanced level test is based on 20 question on grammar usage, vocabulary and communication.

German test

Entry level (A2)
The German Entry-level test is based on grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Advanced level (B1)
The German Advanced level test consists in grammar and vocabulary exercises.

Enrolment to the language tests is available on Sifa.

40-hour courses are held online from April 16 to June 19. 20-hour courses (advanced language knowledge assessments for students of Scienze internazionali e Istituzioni Europee) are held from May 18 to June 19. Interested students are informed personally by the SLAM Centre about the course timetable.