Italian Language and Culture Courses

International Students are highly recommended to study Italian in order to increase their cross-cultural experiences, foster their integration in the local community and have more opportunities for their future.

Why shall I study Italian? Because... (you fill in the gap!)
But for sure because you are in Italy and learning Italian will help you to fully enjoy your stay and improve your prospects and future career!!!

If you are an international or exchange student/PhD at the University of Bologna - Ravenna campus, you have several opportunities for improving your Italian and you are welcome to attend all of them:

  • Italian Language and Culture Course offered by Ravenna Campus
  • Italian Language Courses offered by the University of Bologna Language Centre (CLA)
  • Italian as a second language MOOC on Unibook (UniBO Open Knowledge) 

Please find below the details for a.y. 2020/21 and be aware of the deadlines!!!

- Italian Language and Culture Course offered by Ravenna Campus


Registration open


The 30-hours online Italian Language Course will start on September the 16th, each Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 7 pm, until the beginning of November. 



Ravenna Campus offers an intensive Italian Language and Culture course to international students wishing to learn or improve their knowledge of the Italian language and culture. The course aims at providing the basic tools for your daily life as International Students in Ravenna as well as for your social and cultural integration.

The course is free of charge, optional and extra-curricular. It will not be included in your study plan or official transcripts of records and credits will not be issued, unless your home university accepts to recognise the Italian Language Course as CFU - University Credits. Please check with your home University.

You just need to sign up, no test is required!

Starting date: september the 16th.
Online classes via Teams platform


For further information please do not hesitate to contact us at


- Italian Courses offered by CLA (University Language Centre)

CLA (University of Bologna Language Centre) offers 1 free of charge 50-hour Italian language course to exchange and international students.

In the first semester 2020/2021, Italian courses will be available either online or in person. You can select your preference during the online test. Online courses will be available also to students who opt for the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange.

Students are required to sit an online test followed by an interview in order to assess their Italian Language knowledge level. They will be placed according to the test + interview results. Please be aware that at Ravenna campus not all levels/courses will be activated.


  1. Do the online test and register online for the oral test from 25 August to 18 September at 10.00 am. Register ASAP not to miss the opportunity to sit the test, there are limited number of oral tests available. 
  2. Take the oral test 21 September – 25 September

Further INFO and contact details:


- Italian as a second language MOOC on Unibook (UniBO Open Knowledge) 

The University of Bologna delivers an Italian as a second language MOOC on Unibook (UniBO Open Knowledge).

Connect to Unibook, select the course: Modern Languages ITA101, and follow the instructions to enrol.