PLIDA stands for Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri (Dante Alighieri Italian Language Project). The PLIDA exams can certify your competence in Italian as foreign language and test your ability to use the language at different levels of complexity, from level A1 to level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. PLIDA ecams for adults include levels A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. 

The PLIDA Junior exams are for teenage students aged 13 to 18. They require the same general language skills as the PLIDA exams for adults, but the tests employ texts and examples of language in contexts that are familiar to teenagers in this age group. The exam levels offered in the PLIDA Junior certification are A1, A2, B1, B2. 

The Comitato di Manila is recognized as authotized PLIDA Center and holds PLIDA exams throughout the year at the Ateneo de Manila University located in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila. 

What for?

PLIDA certificates are recognized by the Italian State and you can present them to apply for Italian citizenship, to apply for a long-term EU residence permit (or residence card), to enrol at university and to obtain study visas.

  • Italian Citizenship: you can present the PLIDA B1 level certificate (Decree Law No. 113 of 4 October 2018 and Law No. 132 of 1 December 2018).
  • EU long-term residence permit: you can present the PLIDA A2 certificate (ministerial decree of 4 June 2010).
  • University and study visas: you can present the PLIDA certificate corresponding to the level required by individual universities or faculties. To find out which level you need, visit the Studiare in Italia website.  With the C1 level PLIDA certificate, foreign doctors can apply for admission to medical specialization schools.

2024 Exams Calendar

Month Level Date
A2, B1
21 February 2024
B2, C1
20 March 2024
22 May 2024
B1, B2, C1
12 June 2024
June (Juniores)
A1, A2, B1, B2
22 June 2024
A2, B1
11 September 2024
October (Juniores)
A1, A2, B1, B2
19 October 2024
A2, B1
13 November 2024
B2, C1, C2
14 November 2024