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Application for international students

Apply@UniTO

If you have a qualification issued by a non-Italian High School or University, you are required to apply through Apply@UniTo according to the following deadlines:

  • 1st call: from the 1st to 28th February 2018
  • 2nd call: from the 15th March to 30th April 2018

 

We remind you that you should personally fill out the application form. The information entered on this application form and the attached documents must be truthful.

Compulsory Italian language test and course

Students enrolling for the first time on an Italian-taught first cycle degree or one long cycle degree  who gained their high school diploma abroad or in a foreign-system school in Italy, will be required to take an Italian language test.

Students who will not pass the minimum mark required by the test will have to attend an Italian language course. Such course is mandatory and completely free of charge. The course aims at improving international students’ Italian skills and proficiency, thus allowing them to attend classes satisfactorily. Only students who already successfully enrolled in our University will be offered the course.

 

If you are a student enrolling for the first time on an Italian-taught second cycle degree, you are exempt from the Italian language test and course: your knowledge of Italian language will be verified during the admission interview.

Application for EU and EU-equivalent students

You fall under this category if:

  • you are a national of a member state of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom)
  • you are a national of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Republic of San Marino
  • you hold a nationality other than the ones indicated above and you hold an Italian residence permit

 

3 steps to enrol:

  1. fill out the online pre-enrolment application (Apply@UniTo
  2. when you arrive in Torino, visit the University Infopoint for information and a final check of the required documents to enrol
  3. hand in the required documents to the International Students Desk in accordance with the deadlines of the chosen course

See the required documents for enrolment.

Application for non EU and non EU-equivalent residing abroad students

5 steps to enrol

  1. Fill out the online pre-application in the website of the University of Turin (Apply@UniTo), according to the following deadlines:
    • 1st call: from the 1st to 28th February 2018
    • 2nd call: from the 15th March to 30th April 2018
  2. When you obtain the acceptance letter from UniTO, submit the pre-enrolment application to the Italian Embassy (or Italian General Consulate) in your country of residence in accordance with the deadlines as set by the Italian Minister of Education, University and Research (MIUR) every year.
    Check the website Studiare in Italia for up-to-date information for 2018.
  3. When you arrive in Turin, visit the University Infopoint for information and a final check of the required documents to enrol
  4. Apply for Italian residence permit for studying purpose (Permesso di soggiorno per motivi di studio)
  5. Hand in the required documents to the International Students Desk in accordance with the deadlines of the chosen course.
Enrolment for students with international protection
  • If you hold international protection and you are in possession of the study documents required for enrolment in the University of Turin, you shall follow the usual path for enrolment: Required documents for EU citizens and non EU citizens legally residing in Italy
  • If you hold or you are applying for international protection ("asilo" or "protezione sussidiaria") and you are not in possession of the full set of study documents which are required for enrolment in the University of Turin, you shall apply for admission to your chosen degree programme through the Mobility and International Didactics Office within February, 15th and May, 30th 2018. The Office shall implement a procedure to evaluate your title and knowledge and, in case of a positive evaluation, will allow your enrolment in the University of Turin.
    Students applying for international protection will be able to complete the enrolment at UniTO after obtaining the relevant residence permit.
    Please note that such opportunity is exclusively addressed to students who have gained a school or academic degree enabling them to enrol in Italian university but are not in possession of the actual document proving it. Every copy or photograph of the document, hints on the name of the institution or contacts will be helpful to the Office in the verification of the degree. Applicants will be required to sit an exam to test their training and background studies.

 

For additional information, please contact: internationalstudents@unito.it.

New procedures for students with foreign title in the frame of international cooperation agreements and partnerships (i.e. Erasmus Mundus Programme)

Starting from a.y. 2016-2017, the procedures for evaluating students with foreign titles participating in international cooperation projects and partnerships (i.e. Erasmus Mundus) change as follows:

 

If you already have a degree valid for admission to a first/second level study course:  

  • if the selection of candidates is carried out by the foreign University coordinating the project, i.e. in the frame of Erasmus Mundus programme, your admission requirements will be checked only by the coordinator and you will not have to hand in the documents usually required for foreign students (i.e. Declaration of equal value, original qualification/degree with certified translation into Italian and legalization, etc.).
  • if the selection for the admission to the international programme is carried out by the University of Turin as Project coordinator, entry requirements will be checked by the Foreign Students office according to the usual regulation and procedures and you will have to hand in all the necessary documents.

If you are enrolled in a long-cycle degree (in university programs that do not have 3 + 2 cycle, i.e. Grandes Écoles or similar) and you still do not have the final title:

  • only in the frame of a specific international cooperation project, you will be able to enroll in a second cycle degree, if you have completed at least 15 years of education, including 3 years at university level with 180 ECTS credits. The 3 years at university level should not include the first year of the specific cooperation program. 

If you fulfill these requirements:

  • if the selection is carried out by the foreign University coordinating the project, your admission requirements will be checked only by the coordinator and you will not have to hand in the documents usually required to foreign students;
  • if the selection for the admission to the international programme is carried out by the University of Turin as Project coordinator, your eligibility must be checked and certified by our Institution. Please contact the coordinator of the international programme for further details.
New regulations for the admission into Italian universities of foreign diploma holders starting from academic year 2017-18

Following latest "Procedures for the access of foreign students applying for a study-visa to high education of 2016-2017" (Attachment 1), starting from a.y. 2017-18 enrolments, students holding a foreign high school diploma will be admissible to first cycle degree programmes only if their diploma was gained after at least two years of attendance in the foreign system and if such system involves at least 12 years of global education.

 

Check in the following regulations the specific section regarding US High School diploma holders.

Buddy Project

Buddy Project provides international students, upon request, with a person who:

  • supports you on the most urgent issues on your arrival in Turin (housing, University, UniTO website)
  • helps you carrying out administrative procedures in the University offices
  • shows you the main University facilities and buildings (offices, rooms, administration, restaurants, libraries, teachers’ rooms).

 

The call for requesting your Buddy for a.y. 2018-19 will be published starting from July 2018.
 

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