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Language course abroad

Publication: 24/05/2022

It is a contribution to partially cover the costs of attending a course in the host country's official language abroad, aimed at obtaining certification of the level of knowledge of the language B2, C1, C2 according to the Common European Framework of reference - CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages - CEFR), issued by the relevant certification Institutes.

The Call for tender for the language course abroad is a service dedicated to children or orphans and those equivalent by law:

  • of dependent workers and pensioners of the public administration enrolled in the Unified Scheme of Credit and Social Benefits;
  • of pensioners who use the Civil Servants' Pension Scheme;
  • of beneficiaries IPOST Fund Scheme.

The course must have a minimum duration of 3 weeks and a maximum of 5 weeks, provide mandatory attendance for at least 20 hours (of 60 minutes each) weekly and held in the foreign country where the official language is the subject of the course, during the months of June, July and August.

The course must be aimed at taking the exam for acknowledging the level of proficiency in the language B2, C1, C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), issued by the relevant certification Institutes.

The beneficiary must take the exam to obtain the B2 or C1 or C2 certification level issued by the relevant certification Institutes.

The contribution is paid  as a percentage of the costs incurred  for the course, accommodation (board and lodging) and travel. The percentage of repayment - established in relation to the  ISEE value of the family unit it belongs to - is calculated on the lowest amount between the actual expenditure and the maximum reimbursable ceiling, as in the example below.


Items of expenditure

Maximum refundable

Actual expenditure

% acknowledged based on the ISEE








Room and board











At the time of claim, students must be enrolled in the second, third, fourth or fifth year of a secondary school.

The contribution is incompatible with benefits granted by the ITACA programme and Estate INPSieme. In the event that a student is already the beneficiary of one of the two contributions, he/she will be automatically excluded from the rankings of study stays abroad.


The claim must be made within the deadlines set in call for tenders by the person claiming the service, exclusively on-line at the INPS, through the dedicated service.


Before completing and submitting the on-line claim, it is necessary to make sure of:

  • being registered in the database;
  • check that the PC has the correct configuration.

Some persons, although entitled to make a claim, are not recognised by the electronic system because they do not have institutional relations with the INPS Civil Servants' Pension Scheme or cannot be classified as applicants (surviving parent of a registered child or retired person, guardian of a child in writing or pensioner or under-age student). In this case, the claim form for registration in the database must be completed, to be delivered directly to the relevant INPS office based on the residence of the young beneficiary.

Alternatively, the claim can be sent by:

  • certified e-mail (PEC);
  • non-certified e-mail also attaching a copy of the identity document;
  • by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, attaching a copy of the identity document;
  • fax, attaching a copy of the identity document.

Addresses, fax numbers, e-mail accounts are available in contacts.

Following the publication of the rankings of admitted candidates with reservations, the applicant must upload to the database, in the reserved area of the site, through the dedicated service, a document certifying the registration to a course with the characteristics envisaged by the call for tender.