Applying for Italian citizenship -

Applying for Italian citizenship

Since 4 December 2018 all those who apply for Italian citizenship, whether they are married to an Italian or are a resident in Italy, must prove an adequate knowledge of the Italian language – at a level of no lower than B1 Cittadinanza of the Common Reference Framework for the knowledge of languages.

CILS is a certificate issued by the CILS Centre of the Università per Stranieri di Siena recognised by the Italian State that measures the level of linguistic – communicative knowledge of the Italian.

The new CILS B1 Cittadinanza exam is a reduced version of the CILS B1 Standard exam. It consists of 4 papers instead of 5 – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

As an officially approved examination centre for the CILS examination, we also offer preparatory courses designed to consolidate knowledge and boost confidence, practising and improving examination techniques. 

Register for the CILS B1 Cittadinanza exam
Attend a preparatory course

We offer a wide range of Italian courses, with tailor-made programmes designed for children, young people and adult learners.
Whether you are looking for a year-long weekly course or an intensive programme, you will be able to find the best fit for you here: discover more about our courses.