Learning Italian

Studying at the University of Messina  will enrich your study experience, will  broaden your cultural background, improve your professional skills and give you the opportunity explore the beauty of Sicily and Italy. All this can be further enriched by learning Italian language! This will give you the opportunity to  understand more about local culture.

The Department of Ancient and Modern Civilizations (DICAM) provides 40 hour-long courses of Italian language for students on international mobility (incoming students) and foreign nationals.  A1 – A2 – B1 level courses are organized throughout the two semesters of the academic year. At the end of the Course a certificate will be issued upon request. In order to take the final exam, students must have 75% attendance (30 hours of the course).

How to register

Students must register by the 10th of October (first semester courses) and by the 12th of March (second semester courses).

Students must register filling it the Application form and pay the fee. The form and the receipt of payment must be sent to amministrazione.dicam@unime.it  and CC fruggiano@unime.it 

Recognition of the activities

For  incoming students,  1.5 ECTS credits will be awarded to students who pass the final exam.  In order to take the final exam, students must have 75% attendance (30 hours of the course).

Enrolled international students will be able to apply to the Degree Course for the recognition of the activity, with the inclusion of ECTS credits in their student career records as established by the Study Manifesto of the degree programme they belong to. Students can request a certificate of successful completion of the course. In order to take the final exam, students must have 75% attendance (30 hours of the course).


  • Erasmus+ students:  The course for the Erasmus+ students will be co-financed with Erasmus Programme funds. Students will be asked to pay Eur 20
  • Mobility students on cooperation agreements or enrolled international students: Eur 100 (after bank commissions).
  • External students: Eur 400

Venues and dates of beginning of the Course will be communicated to the participants. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Courses in the first semester of the a.y. 2020/2021 will be held on-line on the Microsoft Teams platform.

Payment will be made by bank transfer to the bank account of the DICAM specifying  “Italian course for international students”.

Università di Messina – piazza Pugliatti 1 – 98122 Messina
Banca: Unicredit
IBAN: IT 16 W 02008 16511 000300029177

For further information:

amministrazione.dicam@unime.it  and CC uopwelcomeoffice@unime.it