Language courses for Erasmus students (outgoing)

  Courses at the University Language Centre (CLA)

The University Language Centre at the Università di Padova organises free language courses every year for Erasmus students (both 1st and 2nd call).

Intensive language courses for outgoing students last 30 hours and are offered for the following languages: French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and German.

  OLS test and online language courses (Online Linguistic Support)

The European Commission offers online language support (OLS) to students on the Erasmus+ Programme (both for studies and traineeship ) on the EU Academy platform. OLS is not available for students who are part of the SEMP Programme.

OLS provides:

  • A placement test (as required by the Grant Agreement), at the start of the mobility in order to assess the linguistic skills of the students. The result does not affect the mobility.
  • Voluntary courses during the mobility

The OLS placement tests are carried out in the language in which you will study at the host University.

More detailed information on how to access the online platform will be sent by the Mobility Unit to your university email ( which should be checked regularly.

Relevant procedures - Erasmus OUT