OFA for English at level B1 
Language requirements

Students who enrolled in a.y. 2020/2021 and are not exempted from B1 English Language Requirements can take the Level B1 English language test, up to three times during the course of their first year and in any case by 30 September 2021: if you have failed to meet your Additional Learning Requirements by this date you will not be allowed to take any further exams.

Students enrolling in subsequent years of a Bachelor's degree programme – inter-university transfer, intra- or inter-faculty transfer, or enrolment with credit recognition – must meet Additional Learning Requirements at the time of their enrolment: they will not be allowed to take any exams until they have met these requirements nor may they participate in the eligibility tests organized for freshers.


Preparing for your test

The University offers a variety of online and/or classroom courses to support you in your preparation for the English test: access procedures, dates and further information can be found online on the CLA website on the page dedicated to support courses [ITA] for Level B1 English – Additional Learning Requirements.


Meeting your Language Requirements

To meet your language requirements you can choose from the following options.

B1 English test at the CLA

You can take the Level B1 English language test up to three times during the course of your first year and in any case by 30 September 2021: if you have failed to meet your Additional Learning Requirements by this date you will not be allowed to take any further exams.

In order to take the B1 English test at the CLA centre you must sign up for the exam session first.

Recognised certifications

You can obtain certification from an officially recognised certifying body or a certificate from the CLA centre or from a university language school on the list in the Recognised Certification section.

The only intermediate level certification accepted is certification for proficiency at Levels B 1.2 and above.

In order to obtain the recognition of your language certification(s), send an request for assistance that includes copies of the certificate(s) as attachments by choosing from the menu:

  • Enrolment and registration/*choose your course* if you obtained the certification(s) before enrolling and if you did not include it among the documentation you provided during the pre-enrolment phase;
  • Student and graduate Careers/Exams if you obtained your certificate(s) after enrolment.

If you obtain your certification via the University Language Centre (CLA), your records will automatically be updated to reflect this.


Students enrolled in previous academic years

Students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/2020

Students who enrolled in AY 2019/2020 and are not exempted from B1 English Language Requirements can take the Level B1 English language test, up to three times during the course of their first year and in any case by 30 September 2020: if you have failed to meet your Additional Learning Requirements by this date you will not be allowed to take any further exams

In order to take the B1 English test at the CLA centre you must sign up for the exam session first.

Meeting your Language Requirements

To meet your language requirements you can choose from the following options:

  • Attend classroom courses (subject to availability of places) held during the normal CLA calendar; at the end of the course you will take a test to check your proficiency (equivalent to Level B1);
  • Obtain certification from an officially recognised certifying body or a certificate from the CLA centre or from a university language school on the list in the Recognised Certification section.

Updating your administrative Profile

Certificates issued by an external certification body must be submitted to the Student Administration Unit; in the case of certificates obtained at the CLA your administrative profile will be updated automatically. The only intermediate level certification accepted is certification for proficiency at Levels B 1.2 and above.

Students who enrolled from A.Y. 2013/2014 to A.Y. 2018/2019

Students who enrolled from AY 2013/2014 to AY 2018/2019 and are not exempted from B1 English Language Requirements can take the Level B1 English language test, up to three times during the course of their first year and in any case by 30 September of the year following enrolment: if you have failed to meet your Additional Learning Requirements by this date you will not be allowed to take any further exams.

Meeting your Language Requirements

To meet your language requirements you can choose from the following options:

  • Attend classroom courses (subject to availability of places) held during the normal CLA calendar; at the end of the course you will take a test to check your proficiency (equivalent to Level B1);
  • Obtain certification from an officially recognised certifying body or a certificate from the CLA centre or from a university language school on the list in the Recognised Certification section on this webpage.

Updating your administrative Profile

Certificates issued by an external certification body must be submitted to the Student Administration Unit; in the case of certificates obtained at the CLA your administrative profile will be updated automatically. The only intermediate level certification accepted is certification for proficiency at Levels B 1.2 and above.

Students who enrolled prior to A.Y. 2012/2013

Students who enrolled prior to AY 2012/2013 may meet their Level B1 English requirements at any time provided that they do so prior to obtaining their final qualification. However this does not apply to students enrolled in degree programmes in the language area who are obliged to meet these requirements by the end of their first year of enrolment.

You can meet language requirements in any of the following ways:

  • From the May 2015 session onwards, you may take the computerized Level B1 English test free of charge at the CLA centre (maximum three attempts);
  • Replace the Level B1 language learning requirement in your study plan with the CLA B2 requirement. See section B2 for previously enrolled students on this webpage;
  • Obtain certification from an officially recognised certifying body or a certificate from the CLA centre or from a university language school on the list in the Recognised Certification section on this webpage.

Updating your administrative Profile

Certificates issued by an external certification body must be submitted to the Student Administration Unit; in the case of certificates obtained at the CLA your administrative profile will be updated automatically. The only intermediate level certification accepted is certification for proficiency at Levels B 1.2 and above.

Last update: 12/10/2021