This website uses cookies to provide a better experience. By continuing on this website, you agree to their use. OK

CILS certification exams


CILS certification exams

CILS exams at the Italian Institute of Culture - Dublin

CILS is a certification of proficiency in Italian as a foreign language offered by the Università per Stranieri di Siena. More information on this certification are available on the CILS website.

The Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin is a recognized centre of CILS exams. More information on how to enrol and exam dates are available below.


Exam dates in 2023

Thursday 16th February 2023 - Level: B1 Citizenship ONLY - Registrations open from 15th November 2022 to 20th January 2023.



Candidates can enrol to the CILS exam depending to the level certificate they wish to achieve.

Those who are unsure about their level, they can check CILS exam samples available on the CILS website.

In order to enrol, please send the following documents to our Language Classes office (via post to: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Dublino, Segreteria Corsi, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, D02 KN81 - or via email to:

1) The CILS enrolment form filled in (please write in capital letters). NOTES: name, date and place of birth need to match with those in the ID used to enrol; if you have already done a CILS exam in the past, please use your existing identification number (numero di matricola); for those taking the "Cittadinanza B1" exam, please specify the following level: "CERTIFICAZIONE CITTADINANZA B1".
2) A copy of your identification document (passport or ID card).
3) Proof of payment of the enrolment fee.




You can check the cost for each exam level in the table below:

Level Exam enrolment fee
CILS UNO-B1 Cittadinanza € 100


Exam candidates will receive all the communication in relation to the exams via email.


Exam results

You can check the exam results directly on the website of the Università di Siena at the following link.

You will have to insert your identification number (numero di matricola) and your date of birth.

In case you fail a part of your CILS exam and would like to retake that part, you can do that at the next available exam session by paying a partial fee, as per table below.

Level Fee for each part to be repeated
CILS UNO-B1 Cittadinanza Not possible
CILS DUE-B2 € 27


Exam samples

You can find exam samples on the website of Università per stranieri di Siena.




Our Institute doesn't offer CELI exam preparation classes any longer and we are not a CELI exam center.

For more information on CELI exams please visit

Click HERE for a list of institutions that host CELI exams.