Although most undergraduate courses at UniTrento are taught in Italian, professors often allow international students to take their examinations in English. Research and/or library work can be done in English. Some departments organise a programme or a selected number of courses in English for international students. A certificate of a good command of English is required when studying in one of these programmes or when doing research.
The minimum recommended language level for exchange students coming to Trento in the frame of international programmes is A2 for the attendance of courses held in Italian, B1 for the attendance of courses held in English (levels refer to the Common European Language Framework). Please note that some departments may have additional language requirements as reported below.
Specific admission requirements
Department of Economics and Management
For courses offered at undergraduate (Bachelor) level:
- at least CEFR B1 level in Italian for courses taught in Italian;
- at least CEFR B2 level in English for courses taught in English (the educational offer in English at Bachelor level is restricted).
For courses offered at graduate (Master) level:
- at least CEFR B2 level in Italian for courses taught in Italian;
- at least CEFR B2 level in English for courses taught in English.
Faculty of Law
At least a CEFR B2 level knowledge of English language is required for attending courses taught in English;
At least CEFR A2 level knowledge of Italian language is required for attending courses taught in Italian (except for some courses, which require a B2 level in Italian. See the relevant column on the courses' list).
To meet the language requirement, mandatory for admission, the Faculty of Law accepts certificates internationally recognized (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, etc.) and/or a certificate issued by the home university (i.e. University Language Centre/language Professor/mobility coordinator) provided that the level of the language knowledge is clearly stated.
School of International Studies
At least a CEFR B2 level language knowledge of English is required.
To meet the language requirement, mandatory for admission, the School of International Studies accepts certificates internationally recognized (e.g. TOEFL iBT Certificate, Cambridge Certificate, IELTS Certificate, etc.) and/or assessed by Home Institution (i.e. University Language Centre and/or language professor only) provided the level of the language knowledge is clearly stated. The certificate has to be uploaded in the online application