Language Requirements for Double/Joint Degree

The language requirements for Double/Joint Degree students depend on the language of teaching of the Degree Programme in which you are enrolled, as specified below: 

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN POLITO DEGREE

Degree Programme (Bachelor/Master of Science) offered in Italian or partially in Italian/English

IELTS 5.5 or higher + PLIDA B1 or higher 

All the language requirements are satisfied at the enrolment

Degree Programme (Bachelor/Master of Science) offered in English

IELTS 5.5 or higher 

PLIDA A2 or passing Italian language level A2 at Polito

Emergency Covid-19: for information on language requirements academic year 2020/2021 click here

ITALIAN

The accepted certificates for the Italian language and the cases of exemption are listed here.

ENGLISH

PLEASE NOTE:

Starting from the a.y. 2020/21, the ONLY students who will be exempted from providing the certificates listed below are those owning a foreign qualification which is recognized as equivalent to the Italian High School Diploma (diploma di maturità) by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), or owning a higher qualification released by a Higher Education Institution which medium of instruction is English and which is located in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.

Accepted certifications and scores: 

 EXAMINATION BOARD

CERTIFICATE 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

IELTS
www.ielts.org

IELTS ACADEMIC or GENERAL TRAINING

5.5

PEARSON
https://pearsonpte.com/

Pearson Test of English Academic 

59 

ETSwww.ets.org 

TOEFL IBT

≥72 

TOEIC 

Listening: 400 Reading: 385
Speaking: 160 Writing: 150

CAMBRIDGE Assessment English
https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/
formerly known as:
Cambridge English Language Assessment     

All certificates*

Cambridge English Scale score ≥160

Cambridge English: PRELIMINARY (PET)
obtained before 2016 

Pass with Distinction (≥90)
Statement of Results is required

Cambridge English: FIRST (FCE)
obtained before January 2015 

≥60
Statement of Results is required

Cambridge English ADVANCED/CAE
obtained before 2015

Any score

Cambridge English: PROFICIENCY/CPE
obtained before January 2015

Any score

*B1 Preliminary - B1 Business Preliminary - B2 First - B2 Business Vantage - C1 Advanced - C1 Business Higher - C2 Proficiency