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School of Italian Language and Culture for International Students (SLICIS)

School of Italian Language and Culture for International Students (SLICIS)



The project “School of Italian Language and Culture for International Students” (SLICIS) promotes the integration of International students in the University activities and in the Italian social life.

Italian language and culture teaching activities are directed to:

  • Students holding an International qualification enrolled in bachelor, master or PhD courses
  • International students who attend our University in the framework of a mobility programme

Italian language test

It is compulsory for all the students holding a foreign qualification who enroll at the University of Genoa. Italian language test takes place after pre-enrollment. Students who fail the test must attend a free-of-charge Italian language course organized by the University of Genoa to reach the required Italian language level.

  • Students who provide an Italian language certificate attesting at least B2 level (B1 for Marco Polo students) issued by one of the following institutions: Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Università Roma Tre, Società “Dante Alighieri”, Università per Stranieri “Dante Alighieri di Reggio Calabria, also in cooperation witht the Italian Institutes of Culture abroad, are exempted from the Italian language test.

Italian literature and culture

SLICIS offers further studies in Italian language, literature and culture. International students can include in their course study programme the teaching unit Letteratura e cultura italiana per stranieri con elementi di lingua. Classes will take place during the entire academic year at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.


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