Placement Test

Freshmen enrolled in a bachelor's degree, master's degree or single-cycle master's degree course, without a valid language certificate, must take the Placement Test. You must take the test:

  • between October and December if you are enrolled in a bachelor's degree course
  • between November and December if you are enrolled in a Healthcare-related bachelor's degree course
  • between October and January if you are enrolled in a master's degree or a single-cycle master's degree course 
  • between December and January if you are enrolled in a master's degree course or in a single-cycle master's degree course in the area of Medicine 

Some degree programmes include an English entry test, which follows different rules from tthose of the Placement test. Other courses do not require a placement test: to be certain of that, it is always necessary to check the access requirements of your degree course.

Important notice: Students who do not sit the Placement test within the deadline cannot take the test in the following years and will have to get a language certificate. SLAM guarantees the possibility to sit the test online, also in a different date, to international students currently abroad, students residing in a different region as well as to students suffering from seriour health issues exclusively. These students must contact the Centre by InformaStudente - SLAM category.

How to register

Once enrolled, freshmen who have to sit the Placement test will receive a message at their email address: @studenti.unimi.it with the relevant information.

Students have to register for the Placement test through their personal account with Unimia, exam registration section.

Important notice: you can register for one session only and, once registered, you cannot modify it. Being absent at the test session for which you had registered means that you will not be entitled to sit the test in one of the following sessions unless your absence was due to serious and documented impediments. Should that be the case, you can ask to be registered for another session via InformaStudente (SLAM category). 

 

Placement test: What happens next?

You have attained the required language level

Students who attained the language level required by their degree course fulfil the OFA (additional learning obligation) to access the language exam included in their degree programme or receive the corresponding language assessment credits, according to their study plan.

You did not attain the required level

Students who did not attain the language level required by their degree course by taking the Placement test must attend an English language course and then pass the end of course test.

About the Placement test

The Placement test is computer-based test, it lasts 60 minutes and assesses the following skills:

  • Reading
  • Grammar and Use of English
  • Listening

 

BE AWARE that starting from 30th November, the Placement test is being run through the Moodle platform together with a Proctoring system which requires an accurate preparation before the test as well as reading all the instructions reported in the dedicated guide.

(This does not apply to extra sessions on 4th December and DSA/disabled student sessions on 4th December and 28th January which are being run via the Zoom platform as previously communicated).

Come trovare il Placement test su Unimia
Students with disabilities or SLDs

Students with disabilities or with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) must contact SLAM through the InformaStudenti Service in order to receive special arrangements and support for the test (students with disabilities: 50% more extra time; students with SLDs: 30% more extra time).