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The Language Centre is a closed centre for the CAE and CPE. This means that only unibz students and staff can register for these exams.

Four good reasons for taking a Cambridge exam

  1. Cambridge exams enjoy world-wide recognition.
  2. Allow you to get a better job or attend university courses in English-speaking countries.
  3. Preparing for a Cambridge ESOL exam will motivate you to study English.
  4. Cambridge ESOL will provide you with a certificate that attests to the language proficiency you have attained in English.

Two levels are available at unibz

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) assess your command of General English in listening and speaking, writing and reading. Obviously both exams are recognized by unibz.

  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
    The CAE offers a lower-advanced language qualification (CEFR level C1) mainly for those who need English for a variety of purposes, such as young professionals living and working in an English-speaking context. Many universities recognize CAE as an English-language entry requirement.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
    The CPE offers a prestigious certification at the C2 level of the CEFR and is the ideal certification for most purposes in order to show a very advanced command of the English language. Many universities recognize CPE as an English-language entry requirement

Cambridge ESOL and the British Council define the exam calendar for all centres worldwide. unibz typically offers two exam sessions per year.


next session

Next session for CAE exams:

Written exam: 15 December 2018
Oral exam: 14 December 2018
Exam fee: 125,00 Euro

Enrolment deadlines for the CAE exam:

  • for those preparing autonomously:
 26 October 2018;
  • for preparation course* + exam participants: from 12 to 23 September 2018;

* The preparation course will be activated only with a minimum of 6 participants.

Please note: the number of participants is limited and the exam dates (written and oral) cannot be changed!



In order to enrol for the next exam session - whether before or after the preparation course enrolment period - you need to: 

  1. Deliver the enrolment form at the unibz Info Point during the opening hours of the Language Centre (printed forms are available at the Info Point). You'll be required to exhibit a valid identity document and your Student or Campus card.
  2. Pay the registration fee of 125,00 Euro. Payment can be made:
  • By bank transfer to:
    Account owner: Libera Università di Bolzano
    Bank: Cassa di Risparmio
    IBAN: IT72 T060 4511 6190 0000 0009 004
  • With an Italian bancomat (except from Poste Italiane) directly at the Info Point during the opening hours of the Language Centre. Credit cards are not admitted.

For further information, please contact: [email protected]



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