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Language Exams

Introduction

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If you are attending a bachelor’s degree course or the master’s program in Primary Education, you will need to reach an intermediate language level in the third language (level B1 or B2) in order to register for degree course exams.
The language requirements and exam registration blocks are established by each degree course regulation and may differ within the same degree course depending on the year of matriculation.

For students of the Faculty of Economics: For information on the awarding of additional points at graduation for the achievement of specific language levels, please contact the Faculty Secretariat or consult the regulations of the courses in your degree programme.

In order to prove that you meet the language requirements of your study course, you can also upload one of the recognized language certificates to my.scientificnet.org > Language Centre > Exams and Certificates.

Registration and deregistration

Registration must be made during the indicated periods, otherwise it will not be possible to take the exam. 
It is also possible to unsubscribe up to the registration deadline.

Registration

You can register in my.scientificnet.org > Language Centre > Exams, selecting the language and level of the exam you wish to take as well as the date and time of the exam.
If your registration is successful, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail to the unibz e-mail address. 

The system automatically recognizes which module(s) you will need to complete.

If you have never taken the language exam or failed module I, your registration will include all three modules.

If you have already passed module I, but not module II (written) and module III (oral): the system will suggest you to register for the written exam (module II) and you will have to register in person for the oral exam (module III), once you have completed module II.

If you have to pass only module II (written) or only module III (oral): the system will offer you registration for the missing module.

Depending on your year of enrolment and the requirements you have to meet in the second language, the system will offer you registration for the supplementary oral exams B2+ or C1.

It is not possible to register for examinations via the Cockpit in the following cases:

  • If you have a B2+ level and wish to take a C1;
  • If you have a B1, B2 or C1 level obtained before the 2018/19 academic year and would like to register for the full exam at the same level in order to obtain a bilingualism certificate or for personal interest.

In these cases, you must send an email to the Language Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: you will only be registered for the exam immediately if you have a B2+ and need to take the C1 in order to meet the language requirements of your course of study.

In all other cases, you will be placed on a waiting list. Once registration has closed, we will only confirm your registration for the exam if there are places available.

Exam registrations for 1st year students

There are 5 language exam sessions in each academic year, although it is only possible to take the same module per language for a maximum of 3 times during the same academic year. Passed Modules are valid for 18 months from the date on which module I was passed (see Articles 4 and 10 of the Language Examination Regulations).

If you do not attend an exam for which you have registered according to the deadline, or if you withdraw during the examination attempt, both of which will be counted as one of your three attempts.

In extreme cases, exceptions can be made if a medical certificate or other documentation of proof of absence is provided to the Language Centre no later than the day after the examination (See article 4 of the Language Examination Regulations).

Exam registration for students in years above the first year - transitional rule

The following one-year transitional rule will apply only to those students, who enrolled before 2021. In the academic year 2020/2021, these students will be able to take part in all the five exam sessions without restrictions. During this period, passed modules will remain valid for 12 months from the date of passing module I.

Beginning from the academic year 2022/2023, Articles 4 and 10 will apply to all unibz students. 

Deregistration

Within the registration deadline it is also possible to cancel a previously made registration. You will also be able to make a new registration on one of the days on which there are still places available and which are therefore visible and selectable in Cockpit. 
No changes can be made after the registration closing date.

On my.scientificnet.org > Language Centre > Exams, find the registration you wish to delete in the main list and cancel it.

If your deregistration is successful, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail to the unibz e-mail address. 

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Students with disabilities and/or specific learning disorders

Whenever you need to apply for compensatory and/or exemptive measures during the language exams, you should inform the Advisory Service of your participation via e-mail (study@unibz.it) by the registration deadline and no later than two weeks before the date of the exam (See Article 5 of the Language Examination Regulations).
The Advisory Service will then contact the Language Centre and confirm that the requested measures have been implemented.

If your request is not made in time, the measures to which you could be eligible will not be applied.

Next Sessions

The sessions during which language exams can be taken are outlined in the academic calendar.

The next sessions of the language exams will take place on on the following dates:

  • 27 September – 02 October 2021
    Registration period: 06-15/09/2021
    Results: by 06/10/2021
    Exam feedback request: by 09/10/2021
  • 10–17 January 2022 
    Registration period: to be defined
    Results: by 19/01/2022
    Exam feedback request: by 22/01/2022
  • 28 February – 05 March 2022 
    Registration period: to be defined
    Results: by 09/03/2022
    Exam feedback request: by 12/03/2022
  • 31 maggio – 11 giugno 2022 
    Registration period: to be defined
    Results: B1 by 09/06/2022 – B2/C1 by 15/06/2021
    Exam feedback request: by 18/06/2022
  • 25-30 luglio 2022 
    Registration period: to be defined
    Results: by 03/08/2022
    Exam feedback request: by 06/08/2022

Conservatory students must meet the enrolment deadlines communicated by the Conservatory Secretariat and register for the language exams through their Secretariat.

Exam Proceedings

Exams in presence

  • The language exams take place on the Bozen-Bolzano Campus.
  • After the exam registration deadline has closed, as well as other information, you will receive an email from the Language centre outlining the rules of conduct during the exam.
  • On the exam day please arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the exam, bring a valid ID (ID-card, driving license or passport, the unibz campus card is no longer accepted), otherwise you will not be admitted to the exam. 

Exam Results

The result of the examination will be published on Cockpit by the dates mentioned in the previous paragraph.

This will then be available in the Cockpit in time for you to register for your respective exam sessions.

Conservatory students will receive the results through the Secretariat of the Conservatory.

Exam Feedback

If you did not pass the exam, it is possible to request information about the failed modules by email by the date as indicated in the “Next Sessions” section (requests received after these dates will not be considered)

- Module I failed: e-mail to language.certification@unibz.it

- Module II and/or III failed: e-mail language.centre@unibz.it 

FAQ - Language exams and international certificates

Do you have any questions or doubts about language exams or international language proficiency exams? Have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions!

FAQ - Language exams and international certificates

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