Language Requirements

The majority of teaching at Scuola di Scienze Politiche "Cesare Alfieri" is carried out in Italian  and tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken Italian to cope with your course from the beginning. Therefore, before arriving as an exchange student at Scuola di Scienze Politiche "Cesare Alfieri" it is recommended to have at least a B1 level in Italian according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages". Although you do not need to submit evidence of your Italian Language proficiency when you apply, please be sure to have the requested B1 level.

The Scuola di Scienze Politiche "Cesare Alfieri" offers a wide range of units taught in English, which belong to the Master's Degree in International Relations and European Studies (RISE): all incoming students (both bachelor and Master students) can choose those units, but a B2 level in English is required. For more information on courses and restrictions, please visit the page related.  


At your arrival in Florence, you can attend a free Italian Language Course at the CENTRO LINGUISTICO DI ATENEO – CLA.


Please note that the Italian Language Course is not an academic exam and does not provide ECTS credits or mark, so it cannot be added to your Learning Agreement.

Please note that all language courses offered by CLA start from the A2 level upwards, considering the basic A1 level as established.

If interested in attending the Italian language course, you can register online at CLA website

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