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Univ Stranieri-Siena

UniversitĂ  per Stranieri di Siena

The University for Foreigners of Siena is a public university involved both in teaching Italian as a foreign language and in scientific research activities concerning the diffusion of the Italian language and culture all over the world. In 2016 around 8,000 students from 110 countries attended our courses (Italian language courses, Undergraduate and Graduate courses, training and refresher courses, PhD programmes, etc.).

Italian language courses
The University for Foreigners of Siena organizes courses of Italian language divided into monthly sessions. Students can attend either one month or more months, or shorter periods (two-three weeks). Special prices are foreseen for groups (teenagers, international students) and longer periods. At the end of each course, students who pass the final exam can earn 4 Academic Credits in accordance with the ECTS system. Each monthly course consists of 80 hours of lessons. Every month 6 language levels are available, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1–A2– B1– B2– C1–C2).

The Language Centre (CLUSS) organizes: courses of Italian language and culture for international students, Training Courses for non-Italian teachers of Italian language who work abroad, courses on specific topics (e.g. Italian cinema, football, opera, theatre, music, etc.).

On-line Learning
The FAST Centre organizes on-line Italian language courses and online training activities for professionals in the field of teaching of Italian as a foreign language (

MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Introduction to Italian”: https://

– CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language):
– DITALS (Certificate for Teaching of Italian as a Foreign Language):

– European Label for Languages by the Council of Europe;
– Accredited member of EAQUALS (the European Association for Quality Languages Services);
– China Award 2016

UniversitĂ  Per Stranieri Di Siena
Piazza Carlo Rosselli, 27/28 – 53100 – Siena
Tel. +39 0577 240115 – Fax +39 0577 281030