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Study Guide

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 the Cockpit > Student Zone > Language Requirements.

Relevant Information and Registration

Relevant information

  • The language exams take place on the Bozen-Bolzano Campus.
  • In order to pass the language exam, we strongly recommend that you carefully read the information on the structure of the exam, so that you have an idea of the type of exercises that you will find in the exam.
  • It is not possible to register for two CEFR levels of the same language.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the exam; you will not be admitted to the exam if you are over 20 minutes late.
  • 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. 

Registration

Registration must be made during the indicated periods, otherwise it will not be possible to take the exam. 

You can register in Cockpit > Student Zone > Language Requirements, selecting the language and level of the exam you wish to take.
Once you have chosen the language and the level of the exam, you must confirm your choice by clicking on "Submit".
A second screen will open where you can select 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.

Exam Registration (Cockpit)

Health Emergency COVID-19

In agreement with the Rectorate and the University Management, the following extraordinary measures have been established in relation to the conducting of the language exams:

  • The next exam session at the end of July/beginning of August will also take place remotely. It will start on 29th July and will end on 5th August at the latest.
  • Starting from the session at the end of July/beginning of August, and as long as the emergency situation continues, registrations are limited to one language exam per session. Students who intend to graduate between September and October and are yet to reach the levels required to graduate in two languages are requested to write an email to the Language Centre no later than 16th July. The email should inform the Language Centre of the need to take two exams in the session at the end of July/beginning of August.
  • The validity of the exam modules passed during the February 2019 session or thereafter is extended until the end of July, due to the cancellation of the February 2020 session: any missing modules required to pass a complete exam can be taken by the session scheduled for the end of July/beginning of August

Next Sessions

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

  • 5 May 2020 - only B1 level exams
    Administered remotely
    Only for students from the Faculties of Economics and Science and Technology, and for students whose applications have been accepted for the selection procedure for Mobility for Studies 20/21
    Registration period: 16-24/04/2020
  • 3-6 June 2020 (duration could be extended by one week)
    Registration period: 12-20/05/2020
  • 29 July - 5 August 2020
    Registration period: 08-16/07/2020
  • 30 September – 3 October 2020
    Registration period: 08-17/09/2020

  • 8 – 13 January 2021
    Registration period: 07-16/12/2020

Exam Result

On the exam day you will receive an information leaflet containing the date of publication of the examination results.

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

Exam View

View of Module I

The request to view Module I can only be completed and delivered immediately after completing the exam at the registration desk outside the Aula Magna.

The examination documents can be viewed free of charge.

During the review, you have a maximum of 15 minutes to check your examination documents. Photocopies are not allowed and no notes can be made on the document.

View of Module II (written) and Module III (oral)

If you have not passed Module II and/or Module III, after the publication of the examination results, you can send your request to view the examination by e-mail to language.centre@unibz.it, by the date indicated on the Information leaflet delivered on the day of the examination.

Exam Clinic Info during COVID-19 epidemic