Language courses

English language courses

As part of the extra-curricular activities the University sets up for its students English courses useful to train and strengthen their own knowledge.

Courses are offered in both semesters.

Length: 40 hours

Tuition fee: € 100,00

Levels, attendance days and timetables change depending on the Campus (Leonardo, Bovisa, Lecco, Mantova and Cremona).

Students interested can get more info and sign, with call working, through the "Language Courses Catalogue" available within the Online Services.

Email contact: linguestraniere(at)polimi.it 


Italian language courses for international students

General Features

The University sets up Italian courses addressed to foreign students regularly enrolled at Politecnico di Milano including Exchange students.

Courses are offered in both semesters.

Length: 40 hours

Preliminary level test to be taken.

Levels, attendance days and timetables change depending on the Campus (Leonardo, Bovisa, Lecco, Mantova and Piacenza).

If the courses are provided online, the edition is unique regardless of the location.

Students interested can get more info and sign, with call working, through the "Language Courses Catalogue" available within the Online Services.

Further information: italian-courses(at)polimi.it 

Type of courses available

  • Courses for foreign students with the Additional Educational Obligation in Italian
    Formula: free of charge.
    In the absence of any of the official certifications admitted by the University, the attendance at the course assigned based on one’s preliminary level test result of at least 75% and the overcoming of the related exit test allow the removal of the additional educational obligation in Italian.
  • Courses for people without the OFA in Italian
    In this case: exchange and PhD students, visiting candidates such as researchers, teachers, etc.
    Tution fee: 100 euros.
    These courses are based on the logic of the personal cultural growth. These courses are not related with the academic career (they are not part of the study plan and cannot be converted into ETCS credits), they make no reference to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), they are no aimed at getting any official certification.

PLEASE NOTE: the difference between the two courses is not substantial but formal. Study programs, levels available and teaching staff are the same.


Other foreign languages courses

As part of the extra-curricular activities the University sets up further language courses addressed to students, teachers and staff.

Languages: Chinese, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Courses are offered in both semesters.

Length: 40 hours

Tuition fee: € 100,00

Levels, attendance days and timetables change depending on the Campus (Leonardo, Bovisa and Lecco).

Students interested can get more info and sign, with call working, through the "Language Courses Catalogue" available within the Online Services.

Email contact: linguestraniere(at)polimi.it