Admission procedures

To be admitted to the Master’s degree LM-94 in Translation and Interpreting 2019-2020, students must have obtained one of the qualifications listed below by 7 January 2020. Only non-native Italian speakers who have taken but not passed the test to evaluate their command of the Italian language in the autumn sessions (October and November 2018), and have therefore been enrolled in C1 level Italian language courses organised by the University’s Italian Language and Culture School, can complete their registration by 10 February 2019.

Graduates from the following classes are admitted to the course: L-11 and L-12 (ex-DM 270), classes 3 and 11 (ex-DM 509), former four-year degrees in (Modern) Foreign Languages and Literature, those who have a University Diploma for Translators and Interpreters recognised as equivalent to class 3 degrees, and students holding equivalent degrees from foreign universities whose university career path attests to a three-year course (for a minimum total of 18 academic credits) in which two of the specialisation languages active on the Master’s degree course were studied, that is: French, English, Spanish, Russian and German.

Graduates of three-year Foreign Language and Culture or Science of Linguistic Mediation courses, are normally admitted to study the two languages studied previously. However, it is possible that with strong personal motivation and a B2 level command of language, students may obtain permission to study a new, different language. Similarly, students who studied a foreign language that has not been activated in the LM can choose a different language for their chosen programme of studies if they hold a B2 level command of that language.

Graduates from other classes (the new system ex-DM 270, the system previous to ex-DM 509, the old four-year degrees and foreign Universities) who have acquired at least 60 academic credits overall in the disciplinary fields of economics (SECS-P/***), law (IUS/***), history-geography (M-STO/*** e M-GRR/***), language sciences and language teaching sciences (L-LIN/01, L-LIN/02, L-FIL-LET/12, M-FIL/05, SPS/08), foreign languages and literature (L-LIN/03 and subsequent) and Italian literature (L-FIL-LET/10 e 11), and that can attest or demonstrate a C1 level command for English, French and Spanish and B2 level command for German and Russian, with suitable international certification (see below table of recognised language certification) or by passing the required test. Students who have a degree from a different country must demonstrate a C1 level command of Italian by taking the appropriate test. Tests to assess language skills will take place before registration for the course and will be organised by the relevant language sections upon student request to the Course Coordinator.

NB: To be admitted students from different degree courses must have included in their three-year or four-year career at least 60 academic credits attained in the disciplines pertaining to the disciplinary sectors indicated. Obviously exams can only be in some of these sectors (for example, some students could have studied economics and law, but not history or geography or foreign language and literature subjects, language sciences and language teaching sciences but not economics, etc.). Therefore, applicants can easily establish if their career contains at least 60 credits in the indicated disciplinary sectors. If they do not meet this requirement, they cannot be admitted; if they meet this requirement, they have to be able to demonstrate an adequate command of the two specialisation languages chosen. This can be done by showing international certification (see table) or by taking an oral test. The oral test will be held by a lecturer from the Course Board according to the languages chosen. The oral test will focus on reading, analysis and comment of a specialist C1 level passage for English, French and Spanish, and a B2 level passage for Russian and German. Dates, locations and names of lecturers in charge of this procedure will be made known on the website of the Modern Languages and Culture Department, (please see the online Teaching notices and Orientation service noticeboards).

At the end of the test, students will be deemed eligible/ineligible. If students are deemed ineligible, they cannot be admitted to the Course.

Certification attesting incoming language levels
French English Spanish German Russian
B2 – Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD II-B2)

– Goethe-Zertifikat B2

– Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International (PWD)

– TestDaF (TND 3)

– Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH 1)

– ÖSD-Zertifikat B2 (= B2 Prüfung Mittelstufe Deutsch)





CAE – Certificate in Advanced English

CPE – Certificate of Proficiency in English


DELE Diploma de español Nivel C1 – Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD II-C1)

– Goethe-Zertifikat C1 / Zentrale Mittelstufen-prüfung (ZMP)

– Prüfung Wirtschafts-deutsch International (PWD)

– TestDaF (TND 4)

– Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH 2)

– ÖSD-Zertifikat C1 (= C1 Prüfung Oberstufe Deutsch)


Assessment of personal preparation

Irrespective of the degree obtained, all students must pass an assessment of personal preparation for both languages to be studied. The assessment consists of a written “sight” reformulation of a brief passage in Italian, written by an Italian which is prevalently made up of dialogue, in both languages chosen by the candidate. For each foreign language, the assessment must certify the lexical, morphosyntactic and pragmatic skills acquired by the student that are held to be fundamental for tackling the Course. During the test, which lasts 60 minutes overall for both languages, the use of dictionaries or other paper or electronic reference materials is forbidden.

The Evaluation Commission may call candidates for a further oral test to decide whether the student has passed the assessment.

The test will be held on:  23 September 2019 at 10.30 am in Aula Magna  (Polo didattico Via delle Fontane)

For more detailed information see Informazioni iscrizione LM94 2017_18

The following files contain three example tests:


Facsimile+prova+LM94  2

Facsimile+prova+LM94  3