Language requirements

Assessment of language skills modalities in order to take part in the Erasmus+ mobility for study call for application a.y. 2024/25.

In order to take part in the Erasmus+ mobility for study call for application, a compulsory assessment of language skills is required. The languages of assessment are indicated in each exchange offer of the Call for applications: French, English, Portuguese, Spanish or German.

A minimum level of language skills is required. This standard has been set at the A2 level of the CFR -Common Frame of Reference for language knowledge as recognised by the European Council. The language level is an eligibility requirement but will also be used for the evaluation of the application.

Language skills assessment modalities:

Assessment tests organised by the CLA

Candidates may enrol for tests at the UNIBO Language Centre from 1:00 PM on 09/01/2024 to 1:00 PM on 17/01/2024 (subject to availability) via AlmaRM, the online platform. The tests will be held between 22/01/2024 and 02/02/2024. The specific test dates are visible directly in the booking procedure, and no resit sessions will be scheduled.

Further information and support about the language assessment are available through the HelpDesk service, organized by the UNIBO Language Centre (CLA) from 9 January 2024 to 8 February 2024. Information can be requested via email by writing to aform.accertamentilinguistici@unibo.it.

All students are required to sit a language test and achieve at least the A2 level unless they are included in the exemption categories listed in attachment 1 of the call for applications.

Finally, it is reminded that from 20 November 2023 to 24 November 2023, there was an anticipated language test round for the Erasmus+ for Study Call 2024/25. This round and the one organized on 22 January 2024 to 2 February 2024 are considered as an unique session. Therefore, it is possible to sit one test for up two languages, and to sit the test for each chosen language only once in total (in the two rounds).

Only those who did not take the test in the November 2023 round or those who got an A1 CEFR level, or no level, can take the CLA assessment test in the Jan/Feb 2024 round. Those who already took the test obtaining a result equal to A2 (or higher) cannot take the test in the Jan/Feb 2024 round in the same language.

In order to register for the test:

  • you should select the kind of test and the language from the section “Mobilità internazionale – AlmaRM" on Studenti Online;
  • book the assessment test from the section "Prenotazioni" on Studenti Online

It is possible to choose the test date according to the availability, while the test hours will be automatically assigned during the booking procedure.

Students who pass the language assessment test may obtain its automatic recognition as a curricular language proficiency test only if they submit the Erasmus+ 2024/2025 application and meet or exceed the proficiency level required by their study plan.

Exemptions from sitting the assessment tests

Students who meet one of the categories listed in the document Language requirements – assessment modalities [.pdf 145 KB] for the language requested by the exchange vacancies they are interested in, can be exempted from sitting the language assessment tests organised by the CLA and will be asked to declare their status in the application uploading, where requested, the relevant supporting document.

Further information and support, available at aform.accertamentilinguistici@unibo.it from 9 January 2024 to 8 February 2024.