Italian for PhD students enrolled in three-year or master’s degrees in English

Italian courses for international students enrolled in three-year or master’s courses delivered in English or doctoral courses are usually held in the second semester of each academic year.

Each course will last 40 hours, each lesson will last two hours and there will be two lessons per week. The methods of delivery of the courses will be communicated later. 

The course does not entitle students to either a grade in thirties or to receive CFU and cannot be included in the study plan; students may request a level certificate.

If you are a student enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme delivered in English or a PhD student and you wish to attend an Italian course, you must take part in the placement test, in order to be placed in the class appropriate to your Italian level.

If the level of the course is not appropriate, students in agreement with the teacher, may request their teacher to be moved to another level, within the first week of the course. 

Test 2024: where and when

The placement test will take place only in presence in Genova on February 6, 2024 from 8:30 am, at Aula Clat of ex Albergo dei Poveri (Piazzale E. Brignole 2, 3rd floor).

ATTENTION: there is a limited number of places for the placement test!

To participate in the placement test of 6 February 2024 you must book yourself: you can book from 8:00 am on 19 January 2024 to 8:00 am on 29 January 2024 by accessing the Aulaweb page with your Unige credentials.

The key to access the test registration page will be sent to you by your Department or by other Unige Offices or it will be sent to you at your request (if you send an email to between 8/01/24 and 15/01/24).

Absolute beginners

If you are an absolute beginner, click here and fill in the required form.

You will be placed in an A1 level class and you will not have to take the placement test.


Only those taking the placement test on February 6, 2024 or marking themselves in the "absolute beginners" section will be offered the free course in the second semester.

These are the courses activated and that will take place online

SciuttiA18:00 - 10:00   8:00 - 10:00
BevilacquaA1 17:00 - 19:0017:00 - 19:00  
D'AngeloA1 8:00 - 10:00 8:00 - 10:00 
BaggioA117:00 - 19:00 8:00 - 10:00  
MoroniA217:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00  
BarbieriB1 8:00 - 10:00 17:00 - 19:00 

The final exam will be held in Genova in presence on the date that will be indicated by the teacher.

The courses will start on March 25, 2024.

To receive the level certificate

Students who have passed the final exam and want a certificate of level, must write to providing their surname, first name, matriculation number, course and level passed. For the issuance of the level certificate the payment of a 16 Euro stamp duty must be made: it will be the Settore sviluppo competenze linguistiche, after checking that the exam has been passed, to send the link to the virtual payment. After the student has paid the amount and sent the receipt of payment, the certificate will be issued. 


By info:  Always write your first name, last name and registration number so we can help you faster.

Last update 4 March 2024