Nowadays, a degree is not enough. To seize the opportunities available on the global job market, you need to match the specific skills acquired during your studies with your language skills.
We offer you a unique opportunity in Europe to study in Italian, German and English and to live in South Tyrol, a region at the crossroads between a Mediterranean culture and the German-speaking world.
Thanks to our international community of staff and students, speaking foreign languages is an everyday reality for all of us: students, professors, researchers and administrative staff.
In order to gain admission to unibz, you need to provide evidence of specific language levels based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages by the application deadline. Your level needs to be verified with one of the recognised language certificates.
Please read the list of recognised language certificates carefully: as you will see, unibz recognises multiple certificates, but certificates older than five years from the date of issue will not be accepted. We also accept other forms of certification which are permanently valid (for example, if you declare that English was the main language in which you were taught during the last year of high school, then this would be the equivalent of a C1 level). However, we cannot accept any certificates of attendance of language courses.
If you are not able to certify your language level with a certificate referred to in the previous paragraph (in order to meet the minimum language requirements for admission to the degree course you are interested in), you can take the language exams offered by the Language Centre at unibz (levels B2 and C1 only).
We offer applicants of Bachelor’s programmes B2 level exams, applicants of Master’s programmes B2 and C1 level exams.
The next language exam sessions for admission to the academic year 2020/21 will take place in Bolzano on the following dates:
Early Bird Application Session
Registration: from 31/03 to 07/04/2020
The language exam will be administered remotely.
Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to access the exam remotely (technical equipment and software required).
Late Application Session
* If necessary, the exam session in July might be extended to take place on a third day e.g. on 3 July 2020.
** This session is available only to students applying to inter-university programmes.
You can register for a language exam session during your application for one of our study programmes in the application portal. The registration is only possible during the above mentioned periods.
Please read carefully the description of the language exam structure for the B2 and C1 levels:
The language proficiency requirements for admission must be met by the stated pre-registration deadline. You can provide evidence of your language proficiency in the following ways:
In order to prepare freshers, the university holds pre-sessional courses every year in September which enable students to attend classes that are taught in the third language.
Attendance of these courses is highly recommended for all students who have not certified B2 in their third language. These courses are particularly important for absolute beginners in their third language, because beginner courses are offered exclusively during the pre-sessional September session, and are never offered during the academic year.