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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

Exams in presence

  • 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. 

Online exams

All information about the exact time, the technical equipment and how to take the online exam will be sent after the closing of registration.

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 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.

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.

 

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 Cockpit > Student Zone > Language Requirements, find the registration you wish to delete in the main list, click on "view details" of the exam enrolment to be deleted.
In the details you will have to delete the enrolment and confirm your choice.

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

 

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) at least 15 days before the examination date.
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.

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Next Sessions

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

  • 8 – 18 January 2021 (exclusively online exam session)
    Registration period: 07-16/12/2020
    Exam dates:
    B1: 08/01/2021 (only if all spots are fully booked also on 09/01/2021)
    B2: 11-12-13/01/2021
    C1: 14-15/01/2021 (only if all spots are fully booked also on 18/01/2021)
    Results: 
    - B1 by 12/01/2021
    - B2 by 15/01/2021
    - C1 by 20/01/2021
    Exam clinic: request by 23/01/2021

  • 20 - 27 February 2021 (exclusively online exam session)
    Registration period: 01/02-10/02/2021
    Exam dates:
    For students taking Module II and/or Module III only: 
    - 20.02.2021: B1-B2-C1 exams
    For students taking the full exam:
    - 22-23.02.2021: C1 exams
    - 24-25.02.2021: B2 exams
    - 26.02.2021: B1 exams
    Results: by 02/03/2021
    Exam clinic: request by 06/03/2021
  • 01 - 05 June 2021
    (in case of online exams the session duration will be extended)

    Registration period: 10-19/05/2021
    Results: by 09/06/2021
    Exam clinic: request by 12/06/2021 
  • 27-31 July 2021
    Registration period: 5-14/07/2021
    Results: by 04/08/2021
    Exam clinic: request by 07/08/2021
  • 29 September – 02 October 2021
    Registration period: 06-15/09/2021
    Results: by 06/10/2021
    Exam clinic: request by 09/10/2021

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

Exam Result

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 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.

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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