Placement Test

Freshmen enrolled in a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or single-cycle Master's degree course, without a valid language certificate, must sit the Placement Test. You must sit the test:

  • between October and December if you are enrolled in a Bachelor's degree course
  • between November and December if you are enrolled in a Healthcare-related Bachelor's degree course
  • between October and January if you are enrolled in a Master's degree or a single-cycle Master's degree course 
  • between December and January if you are enrolled in a Master's degree course or in a single-cycle Master's degree course in the area of Medicine 

Some degree programmes include an English entry test, which follows different rules from those of the Placement test. Other courses do not require a Placement test: to be certain of that, it is always necessary to check the access requirements of your degree course.

Important notice: Students who do not sit the Placement test within the deadline cannot sit the test in the following years and will have to get a language certificate. SLAM guarantees the possibility to sit the test remotely, also on a different date, to international students currently abroad, students residing in a different region as well as to students suffering from serious health issues exclusively. These students must contact the Centre via InformaStudenti - Language Test category.

How to register

Once enrolled, freshmen who have to sit the Placement test will receive a message at their email address with the relevant information.

Students have to register for the Placement test through their personal account with Unimia, Exam Registration section.

Important notice: you can register for one session only and, once registered, you cannot modify it. Being absent at the test session for which you had registered means that you will not be entitled to sit the test in one of the following sessions unless your absence was due to serious and documented impediments. Should that be the case, you can ask to be registered for another session via InformaStudenti (Language Test category). 

Placement test: What happens next?

The level attained at the test is uploaded on your career page within 90 days following the test date.

You attained the required language level

Students who attained the language level required by their degree course fulfil the OFA (additional learning obligation) to access the language exam included in their degree programme or receive the corresponding language assessment credits, according to their study plan. 

You did not attain the required level

Students who did not attain the language level required by their degree course by sitting the Placement test must attend an English language course and then pass the end-of-course test.

About the Placement test

Versant English Placement test is computer-based test, it lasts about 50 minutes and assesses the user's knowledge of English across 81 different exercises.

Official Guide

Student Journey

Technical requirements & FAQ

How do I know my English proficiency level?
How to find the Placement test on Unimia
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).