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What is a language certification?

A language certification is an official document issued by an authorised organisation that states a student has achieved a level of language knowledge in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The tables below show which language certificates are accepted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and their equivalence to the CRFR levels. Each degree program will grant credits or partial credits according to the terms of the respective Department.

French language certifications list

English language certifications list

German language certifications list

Italian language certifications list

Spanish language certifications list


What are the advantages of having a language certification?

A language certification may enable students to receive possible credits during their university career and is useful for their professional future; it is also a bonus if they wish to take a Masters degree course or seek employment in an overseas company. These language certifications are recognised internationally and are a plus-point for job-seekers.


Further certificates

There follows a list of other certificates which may be evaluated by each Degree Course's Board according to their needs.

  • French: general EsaBac
  • German: Kultusministerknoferenz Deutsches Sprachdiplom II (DSD II) - level B2 or C1