Italian language courses

Second semester 2023/2024

The Office 'Community Life and Merchandising’ organizes Italian language courses for foreign students regularly enrolled at Politecnico di Milano including exchange students.

  • Levels provided: beginner, elementary and intermediate.
  • Method: online classes.
  • Attendance: 2 lessons a week (in one of the following couples of your choice: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday), from 6.15 to 8.15 p.m. or 4 hours on Saturday morning from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. - in all 40 hours. 

Students interested can find more info and register themselves through the Language Courses Catalogue available in the Online Services under the key ‘Mobility’.

Further information: italian-courses@polimi.it

Type of courses available

Courses for foreign students with OFA - 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 the assessment test result of at least 75% and the overcoming of the related exit test allow the removal of the additional educational obligation in Italian.

You can  register and carry out the assessment test from the 15 of January until the 20 of February 2024.

Courses for people  without the OFA in Italian

In this case: foreign students enrolled in Bachelor of Science courses other than Architectural Design and Civil Engineering – ENG, foreign students who take part to exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus), foreign students enrolled in BSc, M.Sc. and PhD courses in a.y. before 2021/22.

Tuition 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.

You can register and carry out the assessment test from the 15 of January until the 18 of February 2024.

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