Application for international students

You are an international student if you hold a foreign qualification/degree - your citizenship is irrelevant.


Step by step registration procedure for international students.


Step 1 - Apply@UniTO

If you have a qualification issued by a non-Italian High School or University and you wish to apply for an undergraduate, postgraduate, 5-year or 6-year degree program, the online application procedure Apply@UniTO is mandatory and has to be submitted by paying the required fee (€15) under the following deadlines for the a.y. 2020-2021.


Only if you hold international protection you do not have to send the online application and you are granted exemption from the application fee. In order to apply please contact the International Students Desk by email.


Verify the required documents for the online application:

Academic year 2020-2021

Call for applications for non-EU students residing abroad, non-EU students legally residing in Italy, EU students and students with European equivalent status and Italian students holding a foreign qualification:

  • undergraduate, postgraduate, 5-year or 6-year degree programs: 13th January 2020 – 30th April 2020


Call for applications reserved to non-EU students legally residing in Italy, EU students and students with European equivalent status and Italian students holding a foreign qualification only:

  • undergraduate and 5-year or 6-year degree programs: 1st July 2020 – deadlines to register for the admission test for the chosen degree program
  • postgraduate degree programs: 1st September 2020 – 15th October 2020.
Required documents for enrolment

Please note that if upon enrolment you have not submitted all required documents for enrolment at the International Students Desk you will be placed on conditional enrolment (you may attend classes, but you will not be able to fulfill your “piano carriera” nor to take any exam) and you will need to submit the missing documents within 60 days (30 days for postgraduate degree programs not requiring an admission exam), otherwise your enrolment will be cancelled.

Step 2 - Register to the UniTO web portal

Once you have submitted your application through Apply@UniTO, register on the UniTO website Download the following tutorial to be guided step by step in the procedure:

Step 3 - TARM dedicated to international students

For undergraduate degree programs without admission exam for the a.y. 2019-2020 it was mandatory to register for the TARM reserved to international students. Find out more about the different types of TARM and procedures  for students having Non-Italian qualifications.


Postgraduate degree programs without admission exam require no admission test nor a TARM test. Applicants are evaluated by the Department Evaluation Boards through interviews.

Orientation meetings

Orientation meetings are organised for international students who have been admitted to the University of Turin to present the services offered by the University as well as giving information on the procedures and administrative deadlines, the University’s administrative structure and the Italian language course.

The orientation meetings are usually held in September each year. The calendar for the a.y. 2020-2021 will be published on this page by the end of August 2020.

Step 4 - Welcome and enrolment at UniTO

If the online application that you sent via Apply@UniTO receives a positive feedback, you may enrol at the University of Turin for the academic year 2020-2021, after taking the admission test, if required by the degree program you wish to enrol for.


You may verify if the degree program you wish to enrol for requires an admission test on Unito website and on the degree program description on Apply@UniTO.


Please refer to this page regularly, since information on the welcoming process and the enrolment procedure for international students for the a.y. 2020-2021 will be published from August 2020 onwards.

Buddy Project

Buddy Project provides international students with a person offering support with administrative procedures in the University offices, the main University facilities and buildings, UniTO website, housing.


You can ask for a Buddy at the International Students Desk.
For further details:

VISA / short term visa
  • Long term Visa for University enrolment for non-EU citizens residing abroad (D-type Visa): once you have applied through Apply@Unito you will receive a letter from UniTo allowing you to request a visa from an Italian Diplomatic Representation in your country of residence.
  • Short term Visa/Tourist Visa (C-type Visa) for non-Eu citizens residing abroad: for degree programs requiring the admission test/TARM-Italian language test, an Italian Embassy/Consulate can issue a short term visa to allow you travel to Turin and take your test. After the test, you will have to return to your country of residence and apply for a D-type visa from the Italian Diplomatic-Consular Representation. 
    The decision on the issue of a visa for study purposes is the exclusive jurisdiction of the Italian Diplomatic Representation. Documentation produced by higher education institutions referring to the single candidates for courses in the process of requesting visas is to be considered a support for the evaluation procedures of the Italian Diplomatic Representations, and does not automatically imply the issue of the visa.


Transfer procedure from Italian Universities

If you hold a non-Italian qualification and you want to transfer to the University of Turin from an Italian University, please follow the instructions on Changes and transfers and apply online according to the specific deadlines for the degree program you are interested in.


For more information, please refer to the Students registry office ("Segreteria studenti") of the degree program you are interested in.

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