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Foundation Italian Language Group Course

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Your key to join Italian University!

If you wish to enroll in an Italian University, Academy of Fine Arts or Conservatory, the Foundation Italian Language Group Course is the perfect preparatory course for you. The course is held in agreement with our partner Italian Universities and allows you to achieve the required language level.


Location UR/MI/GE


Total Hours Flexible


Course Structure Flexible


Course Length Flexible


Entry Level All


Price Upon request

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Foundation Course is open to students of all levels, age and mother tongue who need to reach at least a B1 or B2 level in order to join an Italian University.

The course includes the study of the Italian language and culture and an introduction to the chosen degree course, developing the necessary skills to attend the chosen university course successfully.

Depending on your entry level, the course length is flexible (from 3 to 11 months).
Our staff will follow you step by step during the preparation of the documents necessary for the Visa application, we will help you in the search for accommodation and with all procedures for your Residence Permit.
You’ll receive special care and attention from our staff, we will be your point of support during your stay in Italy.

At the end of your course, you will take a final exam to attest the linguistic level you reached. Centro Studi Italiani will release a certificate that will be accepted by our partner Universities.



This course is available at the following locations:

Registration and Price


Our student office will inform you about the available course options, according to your level and needs (beginning dates and course schedule).

Housing and pick-up


Centro Studi Italiani offers different kinds of accommodation and gives you all the assistance throughout your stay. You can choose between furnished apartments and host families. Choosing a homestay, you can enjoy a memorable immersive experience of genuine Italian life and hospitality while practising the language and getting to know the locals.


Apartments are fully furnished, including linens, washer, as well as kitchen utensils and appliances. All apartments are within easy walking distance from the school. They vary in size and number of bedrooms. Both single and double room options are available.
You can choose between the following options:
- shared apartment with other students from the school
- private apartment for an exclusive use

Host family

Students live in comfortable homes along with their host families with single or double room occupancy. All families meet the highest standards and criteria required by the school’s housing office.
Three different combinations are available:
- bed & breakfast
- half board
- full board

All housing options, carefully selected by our dedicated staff, are within walking distance from the school and the main city facilities. For specific housing requirements, our student office is at your disposal.

Pick up

Centro Studi Italiani can arrange pick-up on request from the main train stations (Pesaro and Bologna are the nearest) and airports (Ancona and Bologna). For specific pick up requirements, our student office is at your disposal.

Listen to what our students say. Literally.

"L’italiano non è solo una lingua. È cultura, amore, famiglia, e devi essere proprio lì per capirlo."

Anthony Lopez (Panama)

“Era una memoria importante nella mia vita quando studiavo l’italiano al Centro Studi Italiani”

Guo Jiayi (China)

“I miei insegnanti erano incredibili! Devo tutto quello che ho imparato a loro.”

“CSI Urbania ha ottimi insegnanti e è un ambiente ideale per immergersi nell’italiano”

Jean-Pierre Deruddere (Australia)

“Centro Studi Italiani tiene un posto speciale nel mio cuore”

Laura Stedge (USA)