- Discounts and special offers
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.
The programme is organized in twelve modules:
Intensive courses prior to the semester start (60 hours during two weeks):
Semestral courses during the semester (two hours per week):
Please notice that the course is open to USI's students, researchers and professors only.
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.