This course is aimed at students interested in taking the CILS B1 Citizenship exam which is required for gaining Italian Citizenship.  


The Exam 

Italian B1 Citizenship – CILS B1 CITTADINANZA 

According to Italian Law n. 132 of 1st December 2018, one of the requirements of Italian Citizenship (aside from being of Italian descent, marriage/civil partnership with an Italian, or residency in Italy) is the achievement of a B1 Level in the Italian language, following the Common European Framework of Languages (2001). The Università per Stranieri di Siena has created a certification for this level, aimed at anyone who needs to apply for Italian Citizenship.  

Based on the specific aims of this certification, the CILS B1 Citizenship Exam has a different structure and format from the general CILS B1 Exam. In particular, the B1 Citizenship exam demonstrates a more limited breadth of Italian language competency, and for this reason can only be used to demonstrate language skills for citizenship, rather than other contexts such as employment. This exam does not cover working and academic aims.  

The CILS UNO-B1 Cittadinanza has to be passed in full: if candidates fail one part of the exam, they have to do the whole exam again. 



The Preparation Course 

Students joining the preparation course should already be at a level no lower than B1.  

The course prepares students for taking the exam by analysing and practising the exam’s different components.  

Lessons take place online once a week on Tuesday (6:30-8:30) for 7 weeks.

The course also requires self-study time between sessions.  

Each course must reach a minimum number of 4 students to be confirmed to run.

Students are required to have completed the equivalent of 180 hours of one-to-one or group classes to before taking the course.


Before Booking the Course – Entry Test 

To join this course, you need to be already at B1 Level. Please complete the entry test below before booking the course. After submitting your test, one of our team will be in touch to let you know whether you should proceed with booking and paying for the Exam Preparation Course.

Pre-Course Entry Test


Course Schedule


  • Tuesday 6th June – 18th July 2023 (for the Exam on the 20th of July)                                       


  • Tuesday 5th Sept – 17th October 2023 (for the Exam on the 19th of October)                             


  • Wednesday 18th Oct – 29th November 2023 (for the Exam on the 5th of December)                



The introductory fee for our 7-week preparatory course is £190. After this offer, the fee will be £200.
This fee is for the course only and is separate from the exam fee. 


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