Language requirements for Erasmus + Mobility for traineeship A.Y. 2017-18

To take part in the Erasmus+ Mobility for traineeship a.y. 2017-18 you need B1 language skills, in the traineeship language.

Knowledge of the foreign language must be proved in one of the following ways, all of which are deemed to be equivalent:

  1. having passed a curricular language proficiency test at the Language Centre at the University of Bologna or another university, the level being at least B1, even in previous study programmes;
  2. having passed a language exam with a grade of at least 25/30;
  3. being enrolled on a degree programme entirely conducted in English [.pdf] (see annex 3); such students may only use this as a language requisite if applying to firms which stipulate English as the traineeship language;
  4. having obtained a certificate of attendance for credit in a level B1 or higher course (of 50 hours) at the University Language Centre. The certificate must refer explicitly to the CEFR ranking and have been issued no earlier than 01 January 2015;
  5. having passed one of the TESTs for participation in international mobility programmes at the University Language Centre held before May 2017 on dates announced directly on the language centre websites (Bologna campus and Romagna campuses), at the B1 level or above. To sit a test one must enrol online via AlmaRM. It is possible to sit the test only once and for a maximum of two languages. Please note that University Language Centre tests will be offered in a single session (with several test dates to choose from for each language) valid for applications to the 2016/17 Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeship and the 2017/18 Erasmus+ Mobility for Studies second call.
    The test results for 2017/18 Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeship will also be considered valid for possible participation in the 2017/2018 Erasmus+ Mobility for Studies second call. They cannot be sat again.
  6. having passed one of the TESTs at the University Language Centre for participants in international mobility programmes. (only if taken on or after 01 January 2015) at the B1 level or above;
  7. having obtained a certificate issued by another university language centre in Italy or Europe, at a level of B1 or above, on or after 1 January 2015;
  8. having obtained an official certificate integrated with the Portuguese language certificate (Table CEFR [.pdf]). The level must be B1 or higher and the date of issue not prior to 1 January 2015, regardless of the official length of validity set by the certifying agency;
  9. having the ESABAC diploma (only valid for students who are applying to traineeships at companies that use French as the internship language);
  10. having a diploma from the Galvani Institute of Bologna in the German and English international division (only valid for students who are applying to companies that use German or English as the internship language)
  11. having a certificate of adequate language abilities issued by the host organisation in the Company Agreement Form.

Certificates confirming knowledge of the foreign language must be actually possessed by the call for application deadline and must be stated in the on-line application.

A copy of the certificate(s) must be uploaded to Alma RM as part of the on-line application (see the Application Procedure section).

Students who have taken a suitability test or exam at the University of Bologna, those enrolled in degree programmes entirely conducted in English, and those who have sat or will sit TESTs at the University of Bologna Language Centre do not need to upload their certificates.

In regards to international mobility TESTs, those who take language placement tests may get them automatically recognised as evidence of curricular proficiency only if they apply for Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeships for the A.Y. 2017/18 and if they reach or exceed the proficiency pass mark established in their study plan. Recognition may be granted even when one’s study plan establishes curricular proficiency in a year following the 2017/18 academic year.