Practicalities for the USI community

Italian language courses

USI offers Italian language courses during both autumn and spring semesters. All of the non Italian-speaking students, researchers and professors are invited to participate free of charge.


For all information on USI Italian courses: 


Università della Svizzera italiana also offers an official Italian language proficiency test twice a year in cooperation with Società Dante Alighieri. The PLIDA Certificate attests competence in Italian as a foreign language according to a scale of six levels. The levels advance from A1 to C2 in progression of difficulty and correspond to the levels established by the Council of Europe.




Updated on: 20 June 2022