Erasmus and Exchange students

Procedure for incoming students 2016-2017
Application form

In order to register at the University of Turin as incoming student for the a.y. 2016-2017, students have to fill in the online application form.

The online application form must be completed according to the following deadlines:

  • for students coming to Turin during the first semester or for the whole academic year: 15/07/2016
  • for students coming to Turin for the second semester: 30/11/2016

In order to send the application form, students have to follow the instructions.

Application form


For technical problems concerning the application form, students can send an e-mail to


The online procedure must not be followed by students taking part in a “double degree programme” (laurea binazionale), who should directly contact the Secretariat of the related Department in Turin in order to be registered. These students will be registered as properly enrolled students and not as exchange students. Only students taking part in a double degree programme at the School of Management and Economics must instead follow the online registration for incoming students.


After students have completed the application form, the International mobility office will check it and send students an email confirming their acceptance. Incoming students’ application forms will be accepted only in the frame of the study areas included in the bilateral agreements signed by University partners for the a.y. 2016-2017 and only after students have been regularly nominated by their home University (email to


School of Medicine locations: the University of Turin has two different locations for the School of Medicine, one is situated in Turin and the other one in Orbassano (for example, the Department of Public Health and Pediatrics is located in Turin, whereas the Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences in Orbassano). Students have to check the actual position of the Department where they are enrolled before completing the online application form and also in order to organize their International mobility period at UniTO (for example, to arrange their accommodation).

Study plan, exams and procedures in Turin

Erasmus and international students spending an exchange period at the University of Turin have to refer to the "Administrative procedures 2016-2017", regarding all the procedures that incoming students must follow during their exchange period at the University of Turin:

Academic offer and degree courses

Lessons at the University of Turin are usually in Italian language and exams should mostly be taken in Italian as well. However, there are also degree courses fully taught in English and many single courses (exams) offered in foreign languages, mainly English:

Students can also check with the professor of each course if they are allowed to take exams in other languages. For information about the academic calendar and courses, students must refer to the Department website where they will spend their mobility period.


Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement has to be agreed upon by the professor of UniTO in charge of the Bilateral Agreement signed with the University of origin. The name of the professor is indicated in the application form. For approval of Learning Agreement, please directly contact the professor using the people directory.

As regards some Departments (mainly in the Medicine and Surgery areas) it is necessary to check the study plan with the Italian professor in charge of the bilateral agreement before arriving in Turin. This is also generally recommended in case of  special study projects (internships and thesis researches) in any disciplines.


Career plan and exams

In order to take exams at the University of Turin, you must fill in the online Career plan inserting all the subjects included in your Learning Agreement.

To take exams, you will also have to apply online for the specific date of the exam you want to take ("appello"). 

Application for exams and online registration of marks are compulsory to have your final Transcript of Recorsds with all the exams.


Only Italian language courses for incoming students should not be included in the Career plan and they also need no application for the exam ("appello"); they will be included in the Transcript of records directly by the International Mobility Office.

Orientation meetings

Erasmus Office organizes four orientation meetings dedicated to Erasmus students and to international exchange students spending a mobility period at the University of Turin on the basis of a bilateral agreement with extraeuropean Universities.


Taking part to the meetings is not compulsory, but it is highly recommended as students are informed about the University services and the steps to be followed during their mobility period (Italian language courses, Learning Agreement and administrative procedures).


Each meeting deals with the same topics, so it is not necessary to take part to all four meetings, but just to one. We therefore advise you to participate in the first orientation meeting available after your arrival in Turin.

All meetings dedicated to students arriving in the 2nd semester will take place at Rettorato dell'Università degli Studi di Torino - Sala Principi D'Acaja (Via Verdi,8 / Via Po 17) according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2017
    10.30 to 11.20 a.m.: English; 11.30 to 12.20 a.m.: Italian
  • Monday,  February 13th 2017 
    10.30 to 11.20 a.m.: English; 11.30 to 12.20 a.m.: Italian
  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2017
    10.30 to 11.20 a.m.: English; 11.30 to 12.20 a.m.: Italian
  • Thursday, March 2nd 2017
    02.30 to 03.20 p.m.: English; 03.30 to 04.20 p.m.: Italian
Practical information
  • Useful information for incoming students 
  • For information about accommodation for your stay in Turin, see the Housing webpage
  • Incoming students needing study Visa can request an invitation letter writing an email to the Exchange Mobility Office of the Department they are interested in or to the International Mobility Office specifying the following data: surname, name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, permanent address (street, city, ZIP-code, country), University of origin, ISCED area code of the bilateral agreement, expected date for the beginning of the mobility period.
  • Students coming from extra-EU countries, staying in Turin for more than 90 days, must apply for the residence permit within 8 working days after their arrival in Italy. The University of Turin provides support for the preparation and the sending of the request (also for the renewal of the residence permit). To use this service and for further information visit the Residence permit webpage.
Italian language courses for Erasmus and exchange students

The University of Turin offers all Erasmus and international students free 40-hours Italian language courses.
The courses begin at the start of each semester and you can choose between 3 different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). For intermediate and advanced courses only, the knowledge of the language will be checked by a written test at the beginning of the course or, if the course has already started, during the first lesson that you will attend. 


Check the timetable of the courses for the second semester 2016-2017.


The information for the registration to one of the courses will be sent to the students by email.

You have to attend a minimum of 30 hours in order to get the final certificate of attendance.
To obtain the final certificate and the related credits (5 ECTS), besides attending a minimum of 30 hours, you will have to pass the final exam.

You should check with your home University if the ECTS credits of the Italian language course can be recognized in your home study plan. 


For further opportunities to learn Italian visit the Italian language courses web page.

Erasmus+ Traineeship

Erasmus+ Traineeship students interested in carrying out an internship in the University of Turin should contact the Department Erasmus delegates in order to have further information and to check their availability. In case of acceptance by professors, students have to send an e-mail to in order to receive instructions about their registration.

Students’ associations in Turin

They help incoming students to get to know Turin and Italian students. In some cases they organize tours, events and visits in Italy and they can support international students in finding information about the University of Turin and seeking accommodation.