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UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

Prepare for your Italian university journey with Linguaviva’s specialised university preparation courses. These programmes are for students intending to enrol in degree programmes at Italian universities with selective entrance exams such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, architecture, design, and engineering. At our schools in Florence and Milan, we offer a range of entrance exam preparation courses tailored to your needs. These courses are available in different lengths and formats, including in Italian or English, and can be organised face-to-face or online.

30 years +
leader in preparing international students for admission test to Italian Universities.

Every year more than 200 international students attend our preparatory courses for university in Italy.

Every year about 95% of the students have been admitted to the chosen degree course in Italy.

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION: LINGUAVIVA’S STUDY PACKAGES

The following is a summary of Linguaviva’s university preparation courses:

  • Medicine in Italian at our Florence Campus
  • Veterinary Medicine in Italian at our Florence Campus
  • Architecture in Italian and English at our Milan Campus
  • Design in Italian at our Milan Campus
  • Engineering/TOLC-I in Italian and English at our Milan Campus
  • Academy of Fine Arts at our Florence Campus
  • Conservatory at our Florence Campus
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OVERVIEW BY AREA OF STUDIES

MEDICAL STUDIES
STUDY OPTIONSLOCATIONDURATIONHOURS OF LESSONLANGUAGE OF THE COURSEFEESDATES
FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – LONG TERM COURSESFlorence28 weeks870Italian€ 8.5004th Sep 2023 – 29th March 2024
SHORT PREPARATORY PROGRAMMES FOR UNIVERSITYFlorence11 weeks300Italian€ 3.90015th Jan – 29th March 2024
ONLINE PREPARATORY COURSE FOR MEDICINE in English – IMATOnline15 weeks180English€ 2.60019th Feb – 31st May 2024
ARCHITECTURE STUDIES
STUDY OPTIONSLOCATIONDURATIONHOURS OF LESSONLANGUAGE OF THE COURSEFEESDATES
FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – LONG TERM COURSESMilan28 weeks870Italian€ 8.5008th Jan – 19th July 2024
SHORT PREPARATORY PROGRAMMES FOR UNIVERSITY IN ITALIANMilan6 weeks180Italian€ 2.60010th June – 19th July 2024
PREPARATORY PROGRAMMES FOR UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE in EnglishMilan6 weeks180English€ 2.60010th June – 19th July 2024
ONLINE PREPARATORY COURSE FOR ARCHITECTURE in EnglishOnline15 weeks180English€ 2.60019th Feb – 31st May 2024
DESIGN STUDIES
STUDY OPTIONSLOCATIONDURATIONHOURS OF LESSONLANGUAGE OF THE COURSEFEESDATES
FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – LONG TERM COURSESMilan28 weeks870Italian€ 8.5008th Jan – 19th July 2024
SHORT PREPARATORY PROGRAMMES FOR UNIVERSITY IN ITALIANMilan6 weeks180Italian€ 2.60010th June – 19th July 2024
ENGINEERING STUDIES
STUDY OPTIONSLOCATIONDURATIONHOURS OF LESSONLANGUAGE OF THE COURSEFEESDATES
FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – LONG TERM COURSESMilan28 weeks870Italian€ 8.5008th Jan – 19th July 2024
SHORT PREPARATORY PROGRAMMES FOR UNIVERSITY IN ITALIANMilan6 weeks300Italian€ 2.60010th June – 19th July 2024
ONLINE PREPARATORY COURSE FOR ENGLISH TOLC-IOnline15 weeks180English€ 2.60019th Feb – 31st May 2024

OVERVIEW BY AREA OF STUDIES

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
MIN. 12 YEARS

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ONE CYCLE
DEGREE
(MASTER)
5-6 years

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BACHELOR
(Undergraduate)
3years

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MASTER
(Postgraduate)
2 years

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1st LEVEL
SPECIALIZING
MASTER
1 year

2nd LEVEL
SPECIALIZING
MASTER
1 year

PHD OR SPACIALIZATION STUDIES (For Medicine)
3-5 YEARS

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LINGUAVIVA UNIVERSITY
PREPARATION PROGRAMMES

Entrance exam preparation courses in Florence and Milan are offered in 6- to 28-week formulas. We also offer a 15-week online programme.

FOUNDATION PROGRAMME –
28 weeks

The Linguaviva Foundation programme is a 28-week preparatory course for individuals wishing to embark on their academic studies at an Italian university.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The Foundation programme is specifically designed to prepare students for Italian university entrance exams. The course is for individuals who are absolute beginners or have a basic/elementary knowledge of the Italian language.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Absolute beginners or those with basic/elementary knowledge of the Italian language will be taught Italian and how to pass university entrance exams. Learning the language requires students to reach the B2 level of Italian to enrol at an Italian university, while our university preparation studies will teach students how the exams are structured.

COURSE CONTENT

The course programme includes specific modules depending on the degree pathway chosen by the student, to ensure they get the most comprehensive and functional education they need to pass the entrance exam. During the course, students will sit mock exams.

FOUNDATION PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
LocationLinguaviva Florence and Milan Campus
PeriodJanuary – July
September – March (Medical studies in Florence)
Duration28 weeks
LanguageCourses are held in Italian
LessonsIn average 28 weekly hours
Total hours870
We prepare forMedicine in Florence CampusVeterinary in Florence Campus

Architecture in Milan Campus

Design in Milan Campus

Engineering / TOLC-I in Milan Campus

Fine Arts in Florence Campus

Music in Florence Campus

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ENTRANCE EXAM PREPARATION – SHORT COURSE – 11 weeks

Our 11-week short university entrance exam preparation course teaches international students the language and scientific skills they need to enrol in medicinal studies programmes in Italy. The course is offered at Linguaviva Florence campus

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Our short programme is for students wishing to enrol in Medicine and Veterinary degrees at Italian universities, with selective entrance exams. The course is suitable for those with a B1 or higher level of knowledge of the Italian language.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Our short preparatory course is designed to help students meet the language and academic requirements for admission to degree courses in medicine, veterinary medicine, at Italian universities. The course will improve language skills such as text comprehension, vocabulary, communication skills, writing, and verbal logic.

COURSE CONTENT

Our short entrance exam preparation course complies with the guidelines provided by the Italian Ministry of Education. The course programme includes specific modules, depending on the degree pathway chosen by the student. During the course, students will learn how the exams are structured and will practice answering the types of questions on the exams.

SUMMER PREPARATORY COURSE STRUCTURE
LocationLinguaviva Florence Campus
PeriodJan – March
Duration11 weeks
LanguageCourses are held in Italian
RequirementLevel B1 in Italian
LessonsIn average 30 weekly hours
Total hours300
We prepare forMedicineVeterinary

ENTRANCE EXAM
PREPARATION – SHORT COURSE –
6 weeks

We also offer a short 6-week university entrance exam preparation programme. This short and intensive course in Italian or English prepares students for their university studies in Italy.

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WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This university preparation course is for students in their penultimate year of high school who plan to enrol in a degree course in Italy. A B2 level of Italian or IELTS 5.0 level of English is required to successfully sign up to these courses.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Running during the summer, our short preparation programme aims to familiarise students with the Italian academic environment, study opportunities, and exam requirements at Italian universities. All in the quickest time possible.

COURSE CONTENT

Our short entrance exam preparation course is divided into specific modules depending on the student’s chosen degree course. Unlike other programmes, the short course includes lessons in Italian or English, depending on the student’s prior knowledge. During the six-week session, the course will focus exclusively on science subjects. Practice exercises and mock exams are also organised.

SHORT PREPARATORY COURSE STRUCTURE
LocationLinguaviva Milan Campus
PeriodJune – July
Duration6 weeks (in Italian) ; 6 weeks (in English)
LanguageCourses are held in Italian or English
RequirementLevel B2 in Italian / Level B2 English
LessonsIn average 30 /35 weekly hours
Total hours180 in Italian; 180 in English
We prepare forIn Italian:
Architecture
Design
Engineering / TOLC-I
In English:
Architecture
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ONLINE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE
EXAM PROGRAMME
– ENGLISH –
15 weeks

Linguaviva’s university entrance exam preparation programme in Italy is also available in online, providing you with maximum flexibility. The course lasts 15 weeks and focuses exclusively on science subjects.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Our online programme for Italian university entrance exams is suitable for those who intend to study Architecture , Engineering or IMAT Medicine in English at an Italian university. This course is for students who are in their penultimate year of high school and those who have completed higher education but are unable to travel to Italy to attend an in-person programme. To successfully attend this online course, an English level of at least B1 is required.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The aim of this online preparation course is to go over and delve deeper into exam subjects, thus enabling students to familiarise themselves with the requirements and better prepare for the entrance exam.

COURSE CONTENT

Our online university preparation course provides an in-depth overview of the subjects and topics covered in entrance exams. During the 15-week session, students have the opportunity to learn how the exam questions are structured and practice answering them. These dynamic and interactive online lessons are held in English and are recorded, uploaded, and stored on the cloud, to which students have exclusive access in the lead-up to their exam.

ONLINE PREPARATORY COURSE STRUCTURE
LocationOnline
PeriodFebruary – May
Duration15 weeks
Language Courses are held in English
RequirementLevel B1 English
LessonsIn average 10/12 weekly hours
Total hours180
We prepare forMedicine IMAT
Architecture
Engineering/TOLC-I
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