Exchange students and Erasmus mobility
With over 1,000 Erasmus+ agreements with Programme and Partner Countries, as well as more than 600 cooperation agreements with 177 universities across the world, the University or Turin strongly encourages and supports students’ mobility across countries and disciplines.
The Erasmus+ exchange programme allows students currently studying at a European university to spend part of their study period in a partner university.
International exchanges are open to students currently studying at institutions outside Europe. See the full list of all available agreements.
Discover all the advantages of choosing Turin for your exchange programme:
To be able to spend an exchange mobility period at the University of Torino (as an Erasmus+ or International exchange student) your home university must have an active bilateral agreement with Unito in the subject area of your studies. Your home university must also nominate you officially for an exchange place under the terms of this agreement (e.g.: total number of students, months of mobility, study level, etc…).
Nomination deadlines for partner University
- Winter semester/Full Year: 30th June 2019
- Spring semester: 15th November 2019
The online application form for incoming students 2019-2020 is now open.
- Winter semester/Full Year: 20th July 2019
- Spring semester: 30th November2019
If you encounter technical difficulties when completing the application form online, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you complete the online application form, the International Mobility Office will check it and send you an email as final confirmation and 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. 2019-2020 and only after students have been regularly nominated by their home University.
You can choose courses from your main host department and school. You can also choose courses in other departments as long as you are authorised by the relevant Professor. Generally, registration to courses is not required unless specified in the course description (e.g. seminars, laboratories, language courses etc…).
Italian is the main language of instruction of most courses. There is also a large range of courses taught in English or in some other modern languages. You can find course information such as content, language of instruction, credits and more through our courses search tool.
The Learning Agreement – Study Plan is the document listing all the courses you wish to attend and sit exams for during your mobility period. This document has to be approved and signed by your home University and your relevant Exchange Coordinator at UniTo. You can use your official home University template.
You can find the name of the relevant exchange coordinator in the online application form or in the bilateral agreement. Contact details are available in the people directory.
It is highly recommended to contact professors before arriving, especially in case of particular study projects (such as internships or thesis research).
In order to attend classes and sit exams you are required to complete and submit an online Courses Plan (Piano Carriera) in your MyUnito personal page. In your Piano Carriera you will need toinclude all the courses listed in your Learning Agreement – Study Plan. This step is compulsory to obtain your final Transcript of Records and register the results of your exams. Please note that Italian language courses for incoming exchange students do not have to be included in your Career plan. They will be included in the Transcript of records directly by the International Mobility Office.
General courses calendar:
- 1st semester: Mid September - Mid December
- 2nd semester: End February - End May
Exam sessions are called “Appelli”. To sit an exam you must register online choosing from a range of dates available in each exam session (usually three). For further information, please read How to register for exams (Appelli).
General exams calendar:
- 1st semester: January –February
- 2nd semester: June –July; September
At the end of your mobility period, once all the exams you took are registered on your online career plan, the International Exchange Office will issue a transcript of records including the timeframe of your exchange period, results of your exams and an explanation about credit transfer. This document is sent by email only to the relevant office at your home university.
For any further detailed information on academic matters, see the Incoming Exchange Students Handbook.
The University of Turin offers all exchange students the possibility to attend a free 40-hour Italian language course in each semester.
You can choose between 3 different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). For intermediate and advanced courses only, previous language knowledge will be assessed by a written entry test at the beginning of the course or, if the course has already started, during the first lesson that you will attend.
Information on how to register to Italian language courses will be available soon.
For further opportunities to learn Italian visit the Italian language courses web page.
Taking part in the orientation meetings is highly recommended as you can acquire useful information about the University services, student life and living in Turin. Each meeting deals with the same topics, so it is not necessary to take part in all meetings, one should be enough for you. We therefore advise you to participate in the first orientation meeting available after your arrival in Turin.
First semester orientation meetings generally take place between mid September – early October each year, while in the second semester orientation meetings take place in February.
A general Welcome day is organised later in each semester to celebrate your arrival into the UniTO community.
The Erasmus+ Traineeship programme enables students currently enrolled in higher education institutions or recent graduates to carry out a traineeship period abroad (from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months) in one of the Erasmus programme countries.
To be able to carry out your traineeship at UniTO, you first need to be selected by your sending higher education institution. Traineeship activities are arranged together with the Erasmus coordinator or another relevant Professor at the UniTO department of your interest. The coordinator will give you all the necessary details about entry requirements, availability of places and time schedule. You can send an email with your CV as well as all the information about your plans and interests you can provide (schedule, your study plan, etc...). Please make sure you contact the department well in advance of your planned starting date.
Once you get the approval of the UniTO coordinator, you can contact the International Exchange Office at email@example.com to complete your registration as trainee.
You can find a supervisor in the area of your interest via the department’s website.
If you wish to carry out a traineeship as part of your Erasmus+ for Studies placement, you will need to apply as a regular Erasmus+ for study exchange student.
Through the Buddy project “Do you need suppor-TO?” incoming international students get in touch with UniTO students. Our Buddies will help you find your way in the University of Turin’s community. They will help you with the arrival procedures, learn more about your prospective courses and adapt to the new context. You will be contacted by email from one of our Buddies before or soon after your arrival.
For further details: Buddy project
The University of Turin ensures that the necessary facilities and services are in place for students with disabilities so that you will be able to participate fully in both the academic and social life at UniTO.