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:
This content is updated as the situation changes, so visit the following pages frequently:
To be able to spend an exchange mobility period at the University of Turin (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…). Instructions will be provided via email to all partners.
Nomination period for partner University (not students) 2023-2024 are:
- Winter semester/full year: 20th February 2023 - 15th June 2023
- Spring semester: 20th February 2023 - 15th November 2023
The application process for exchanges 2023-2024 will open in May 2023. Applications sent before that date will be deleted.
The online application form is now open for 2022-2023 incoming exchanges only.
- Deadline first semester or full year: 31st July 2022
- Deadline second semester: 30th November 2022
To register, please follow the application form instructions 2022-2023.
- Help for technical difficulties in registering with the portal (step 1 and 2 of instructions): see Help and support web page
- Help for technical difficulties with the exchange application form (step 3 of instruction): contact [email protected].
Only applications from officially nominated students in the frame of current existing agreements will be accepted. You will receive an e-mail of confirmation of acceptance once the application is reviewed. We kindly ask you to be patient on this regard, as it may require several days to check all applications.
Double degree students: please contact the international services at your Polo for instructions (see Handbook for incoming students for contact details).
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.
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.
Moodle and Webex platforms can be accessed by all students registered to the UniTO portal, including students who are tagged as “prospective students”. Students can therefore access online courses (both streaming and recorded) while waiting for their UniTO credentials to be confirmed (changing status from “prospective student” to “current student”).
All information about the scheduling, content, language of instruction, credits, online registration, and teaching method of each course is available on individual Departments, Schools and Degree Programs’ webpages:
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 or office at UniTo. Make sure to contact the relevant person before arriving, especially in case of particular study projects, such as internships or thesis research. The deadline to have your Learning Agreement – Study Plan signed depends from your home university schedule. However, both institutions must approve any changes well before the start of the exam sessions at UniTo.
A learning agreement is mandatory only for Erasmus students. International exchange students are highly recommended to compile one.
Erasmus Online Learning Agreement: at the moment our system is not fully connected to the EWP network. During this phase, incoming students have to send their Learning Agreement to each person or office for approval by email in pdf format.
Students assigned to the following Departments must send their Learning Agreement only to the following email addresses:
- School of Management:
- Department of Management and Department of Economics, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics – ESOMAS: [email protected]
- SAA: [email protected]
- Department of Psychology: [email protected]
- Department of Law:
- French speaking area - Prof. Riberi ([email protected])
- German speaking area - Prof. Masuelli ([email protected])
- Spanish speaking areas - Prof. Mastromarino ([email protected])
- English and other languages speaking area – Dr. Phil Poli ([email protected])
- Department of Sciences of Public Health and Pediatrics: Dr. Pizzi ([email protected])
All other students can find contact details below:
- Erasmus students: Erasmus agreements and coordinators 2022-2023
- International exchange (non-Erasmus): list of current agreements and people directory
In order to take exams and register results it is compulsory to complete and submit an online courses plan (piano carriera) in your MyUniTo personal page. In your Piano Carriera you will need to include all the courses listed in your Learning Agreement – Study Plan.
You do not need to include the Italian language course in the carrier plan. It will be included in your Transcript of records by the International Mobility Office.
The online courses plan (piano carriera) procedure is different from the registration to courses on campusnet/moodle. The piano carriera is the only way to register for exams and record your grades and it is always compulsory, while the registration on campusnet/moodle gives you access to course material provided by the Professor in charge of the course and may be optional. Please read the course webpage carefully for instructions.
The online courses plan (piano carriera) for incoming students 2022-2023 will be available in mid-October 2022.
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:
General exams calendar:
- 1st semester: January –February
- 2nd semester: June –July; September
To register the end of your exchange and getting your documentation signed, please read the end of exchange instructions.
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.
Semester-long language courses
Each semester the University of Turin organises free beginner, intermediate, and advanced Italian language course for Erasmus, international exchange, and double degree students. The courses consist of a 40-hour programme and of 5 ECTS credit value.
To register, from 1st to 17th February 2023 contact the teacher at the email address listed in the calendar below:
For further opportunities to learn Italian visit the Italian language courses web page.
Each semester incoming students are welcome to take part to the general orientation meetings to acquire useful information about the University services, student life and living in Turin.
It is also a great way to meet other international students and the Buddy Team of UniTo.
The second semester Welcome Meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd February 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Further details will be sent via email.
You can find full information on accommodation, visa, residence permit, health and insurance on the section Living in Turin.
All traineeships within the Erasmus+ programme or any other international exchange programmes are allowed only if authorised by the Director of the hosting department. The University reserves the right to cancel activities should the global situation require it.
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 protected] 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
Student Associations organize tours, events and visits in Torino and Italy and they can support international students in finding information about the University of Turin and seeking accommodation. For further information visit:
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.
Students with disability can visit the relative web page and can contact the International Office via email at [email protected]