Italian for University Entrance

This university pathway course, in Milan, Italy, is specifically designed for non native students wishing to study at an Italian University. The course focuses on preparing students to achieve a Bachelors degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Architecture and Design and Engineering. The aim is to help students develop the necessary language and academic skills needed for their undergraduate degree.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: 12 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 30
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 17 - 27
  • Typical student mix:
    66% European, 6% Far Eastern, 11% Middle Eastern, 17% North American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 8 May 2017
  • Tuition fees: 2500.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 95.00 EUR
    • Textbooks: 85.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

Course overview

The programme is made up of two modules.  The first part of the course focuses on helping students achieve the necessary CEFR language level, (B2), to be eligible for university entrance. This is the minimum language level necessary for all universities.  

We believe that students who attain this level will also have sufficiently good Italian to really enjoy their chosen course and gives them a good opportunity to do well on their chosen degree course.

The second module of the programme focuses on specific university preparation. The course curriculum is tailored to the fields the students plan to study at the university and to the exams they need to take to be admitted to a particular department 

The school prepares students for the Entrance Examination in Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering.

Course content

The programme includes an in-depth study of the language with focus on study skills, an overview of the main aspects of Italian culture and training on logical skills. 

Emphasis is therefore on the preparation in those subjects required by the departments that apply selective entry.

Teaching methodology

Each group is taught by two teachers a day in order to ensure more varied and stimulating instruction. Each level can be completed in 4 weeks. At the end of each course after successful completion of a test you can progress to the next level.

Classes are lively, stimulating and most of all enjoyable. Students are provided with useful vocabulary and relevant grammar presented in a modern and interesting way.

We estimate that each level can be completed in around four weeks. On successful completion of a language test you can then go on to take the next level.


Activities and Excursions

Every month the school organises a daily programme of activities exclusively for you. The activities are designed to ensure that you will have the possibility to broaden your knowledge of Italian culture. The school also offers students the opportunity to visit some famous Italian cities. 

Activities and excursions may include:

  • An art historian will take you on excursions to visit museums, Visits to world-renown works of art and places of historical interest.
  • Field trips are arranged to other cities in Italy or to local spots known for their beauty.
  • Afternoon lectures on Italian customs and current events or watch Italian films.
  • Learn how to prepare delicious dishes of Italian cuisine.
  • Practice some sports
  • Enjoy evenings out for dinner

Note: Some activities are free of charge others there is a small fee to pay. 

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Accredited by these organisations : ICEF, English UK