Application for international students

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


Have a look at the Italian qualifications framework in order to get an idea about the different kind of study programs offered by the University.


If you hold 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 postgraduate degree program, you will have to follow the application and enrolment procedure according to the deadlines and instructions available at the Online application page.


If you hold dual citizenship, and one is Italian or another EU citizenship, the Italian or other EU citizenship will prevail (law of May 31, 1995, no. 218, art. 19, paragraph 2).


Check the general vademecum for international students.


The Ministry of University and Research has extended the deadline of study visas issuance to January 31st 2022.


Co-operation actions

Following the humanitarian emergency in Afghanistan, the University of Turin promptly expressed its willingness to host and support Afghan students through specific actions. For further details, check the UniTo Initiatives for Afghanistan and see the Call for scholarship Unito for Afghan students.

Teaching provisions and timetable

For the academic year 2021-2022 UniTo is working to ensure international students flexible learning resources, addressing both the needs of social distancing in the academic environment and the current uncertainties of international travel. If the current safety conditions do not allow you to leave your home country you can start the semester at home and attend UniTo’s courses online.


When in presence, please make sure to read and comply with the safety measures in place.


Information on the scheduling of each degree program is available on individual Departments, Schools and Degree Programs’ webpages. Make sure to check the teaching provisions and timetable for your degree program and for each individual course on the following websites:

For further information on teaching provisions and timetables, please contact the competent International Office for the degree program of your interest in each university centre (“Polo”):

Support for new students

Thanks to the Buddy Project, you can be supported by an Italian student enrolled at UniTo who will guide you through the administrative procedures in the University offices, the main University facilities and buildings, UniTO website, housing.

In addition, an online service is available to help international students carry out the enrollment procedure. Book your appointment.


Visit this sections regularly and the Buddy project webpage for updates.


If you have doubts about how to register for classes and exams, how to fill your student career plan and edumeter evaluation surveys, we advise you to visit the page of the Mentorship Project, where you can find useful tutorials for all students starting their career in UniTO for the first time.

Tuition fees for international students

Considering the impact of COVID-19 around the world and in order to support international students, the University of Turin has defined a new method to ask for the reduction of the tution fees for the a.y. 2021-2022 based on two options:

  • by requesting the University to calculate the full-comprehensive contribution according to your Country’s GDP – Gross Domestic Product.
  • by requesting the "ISEE parificato"

For further information please refer to the Tuition fees webpage and contact our Tuition Fees Desk (“Sezione Diritto allo Studio”).

Transfer procedure from Italian Universities

If you hold a foreign study qualification, you fall among the categories below and you wish to transfer to the University of Turin from another Italian University, please do not submit your application on [email protected] and follow the transfer procedures available below, within the established deadlines indicated on Changes and transfers.

If you are not included in the following list, please check the Step 1 - [email protected].

Undergraduate degree programs with or without a fixed quota of places

If you hold a foreign study qualification and you want to transfer to the University of Turin from another 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.

Postgraduate programs without a fixed quota of places

If you hold a foreign study qualification, you are currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree program and you wish to transfer to the University of Turin from another Italian University, please send an email to [email protected] attaching an enrolment self-certificate issued by your University proving your current enrolment in another Italian university and the study documentation.

The admission to a postgraduate degree program without a fixed quota of places is subjected to the assessment of the personal knowledge. 

Our office will send your study documents to the competent Board of Professors in charge of the assessment of your curricular requirements and your personal knowledge. An additional interview or an evaluation test may be arranged to verify your study background. In this case, you will be directly contacted by the International Students Desk or by the competent board with information on how to register for the test or attend the required interview.

Postgraduate programs with a fixed quota of places

If you wish to transfer to a postgraduate degree program with a fixed quota of places, you should sit for the admission test, according to the instructions reported on the related call for admission.

Only if you pass the test and place in a useful position in the ranking list you may be considered eligible for the transfer.

Assessment results

Following a positive assessment through the test/interview or the admission test, if you are eligible for enrolment, please wait for the International Students Desk to unblock your application on UniTo portal and follow the instructions on the dedicated webpage "Passaggi e trasferimenti" (currently available only in Italian), making sure to apply online for the degree program you are interested in, according to the specific deadlines.

Please refer to the Students Registry office ("Segreteria studenti") of the degree program you are interested in, for any further information on requested following steps to complete the transfer.

Information handbook for international degree seeking students at UniTo

Are you an international student enrolled at the University of Turin?

Download the handbook of your Hub and check useful information before getting to Turin, when you are in Turin and about studying at the University of Turin.