Courses for international certification

CILS (Certificazione di italiano come lingua straniera) is an officially recognized qualification which certifies the level of Italian as a second language, and which is primarily aimed at providing official documentation for foreign citizens who wish to demonstrate their language ability in order to meet work or study requirements.

The exam can be taken at the University’s Language Center (CLA), in collaboration with the Università per Stranieri di Siena during two periods of the year, in June and December.

The CILS Centre will publish the results on the Università per Stranieri website and will email the results to each centre within 2 to 4 months, depending on the level and number of candidates.

You can access your results by clicking here, inserting your enrolment number and your date of birth.

CILS exams date

Next date for the CILS examinations is June 7, 2018.


SIE organizes courses which prepare students to the exam for the CILS qualification.

Courses are for levels B1, B2, C1 and C2.


  • B1 and B2: May 28-31 from 1pm to 3:30pm - Room 23 (Mon/Wed) and Room 14 (Tue/Thu) in San Sebastiano
  • C1 and C2: May 28-31 from 3:30pm to 6pm; Room 23 (Mon/Wed) and Room 14 (Tue/Thu) in San Sebastiano.

If you are interested in taking a lower level (A1 or A2) please let us know (via the application form) and we may be able to activate a course based on a minimum number of students interested.

Enrolment in the courses

The cost for each course of four meetings is €90, to be transferred by bank transfer following confirmation of course activation.

To enrol in the courses please fill in the online form by May 23rd, 2018; following the deadline students will receive a confirmation email with payment details.

Courses will only be activated if a minimum number of participants is reached.

Enrolment for the CILS exam

Students must enrol separately for the CILS exam. The deadline for enroling for the exam is April 23rd.

Students need to send an email to or phone 041 234 9732 between 9am and 1pm.

For further information on the CILS exam please see the following webpage [IT].


Payment must be made by bank transfer/wire to the following account:

Account name: Ca’ Foscari School for International Education (CFSIE)
Account number: 46603825
Bank name/address: Banca Popolare FRIULADRIA, San Marco 4121 Salizada San Luca, 30124 VENEZIA
IBAN: IT 96 U 05336 02020 000046603825
Reference: "courses for international certification - 2017/2018"

For international transfers, SWIFT code: BPPNIT2P326

All transfer fees are to be covered by the student.

Last update: 21/08/2018