Here you can find answers to your questions about internal language exams and international certificates.
The language requirements (entry and exit levels) for bachelor’s degrees, trilingual master's degrees and the master's programme in Primary Education are defined in the following guidelines (in German and Italian only)
You can certify your language proficiency either through an international language certificate recognized by unibz, or by taking the Language Centre's language exam.
If you have obtained one of these certificates, you can upload it to mySNS by selecting the language and the level to be certified (under "Certificate upload") and clicking on "Submit". At this point a window will open where you can select the type of certificate you wish to upload.
If it is a certificate issued by an Italian public institution, you will have to fill in and upload the self-declaration form, available on the same page in mySNS.
If you pass an internal exam offered by the Language Centre, the result will automatically be uploaded to the system as soon as the results are available.
No, an end-of-course test is not enough. The end-of-course test is not a language proficiency exam and cannot be used to certify your level!
The end-of-course test assesses the acquisition of the language course content.
Those who pass this test can access the next course module in the learning path (e.g., I passed the end-of-course test in module B2.2a: I can now enroll in the module B2.2b).
For more information about the difference between course tests and language proficiency exams, please see: They’re secretly experimenting on us! / Academia.
At the end of your language learning paths for the levels B1, B2, C1 (i.e., upon successful completion of modules B1.2b, B2.2b and C1.3) you should have acquired the language skills necessary to take a language proficiency exam to certify these levels.
Language proficiency exams are offered 5 times a year, at the end of each session of language courses:
Registration is done through the mySNS during the registration windows, by selecting the language and level of the exam you wish to take.
After selecting the language and exam level, you will need to confirm your choice by clicking on "Submit". A second screen will open where you can choose the date and time of your exam.
If your registration was successful, you will receive an automatic confirmation email sent to your unibz email address.
See all information about language proficiency exams.
If you are a student at the Conservatory you will not be able to register for the language exams via mySNS, but will have to contact the Conservatory secretaries.
You do not pass an unibz language proficiency exam until you have passed all three modules (receptive skills, writing, speaking). To pass a module, at least 60 % of the total score must be achieved.
However, once you have passed a module, each passing result will remain valid for 18 months from the date of passing the first module.
For example, if you pass Module I in February and Module 2 in June: both modules will remain valid until the July/August session of the following year.
You must pass module three by that session, or else the entire exam must be repeated.
When you register for the exam, the system automatically recognizes which module(s) you still need to pass.
Read the Language Exam Regulation carefully.
Students at the Faculty of Economics can receive additional points on their degree exam for language certifications in excess of the minimum graduation requirements.
For more information, please refer to the Faculty regulations regarding degree exams in the Study Guide (under Study Career > Faculty > Regulations) or contact the Faculty Secretariat for more information.
All those who pass the exam will receive an email from .Bestr: just follow the instructions in the email and register on the platform to collect the badge. Here you can find further information.
The language proficiency levels you have achieved by your date of graduation will be indicated on your Diploma Supplement. You cn read the information in the Study Guide > Graduation > Faculty > Diploma.
If you passed an exam for Italian or German at unibz, you can apply to have this certificate officially recognized by the South Tyrolean Office for Bilingualism and Foreign Languages by following the procedure illustrated in the Study Guide > Language Exams > Recognition for Bilingualism Certificates.
The international language proficiency exams which you can take at unibz are:
No, it is not possible to participate in a preparation course for an international language exam without first registering for that exam.
The preparation course does not aim to help you obtain a certain level of language proficiency, but only to become familiar with the format of the exam and test-taking procedures and strategies.
Therefore, the course is only useful for those who already have adequate language skills and who wish to take the exam to certify their current level.
Preparation courses for international language exams are free of charge for all unibz students, professors, researchers and employees.
Language proficiency exams are conducted according to standardized criteria and the specifications of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and require that an assessment of
Recognition of unibz language exams is at the discretion of the recognizing institution. To understand if another institution or employer will accept your unibz language exam, you must contact them directly.
For example, the Bi- and Trilingualism Service of the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano recognizes our exams in order to obtain the bilingualism certificate.
Yes, if you are enrolled in a Bachelor's degree or in the Master's degree in Primary Education, you can freely decide which language you want to take at the C1 level and which at the B2 level, it doesn't matter. The important thing is that you reach the required exit levels in all three languages (C1, C1, B2) by the time you graduate.