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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 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 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 as well as a qualification issued by a non-Italian High School or University, 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
Open calls for applications
  • 5th August 2020 – 21st August 2020 for the postgraduate degree programs in Body and Mind Sciences and Psychology of work in organizations (Department of Psychology)
  • 5th August 2020 – 10th September 2020 for the postgraduate degree programs in Clinical Psychology and Criminological and Forensic Psychology (Department of Psychology)
Who can apply
  • EU applicants, including Italian citizens holding a foreign qualification
  • applicants from Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and the Swiss Confederation, Republic of San Marino, Holy See (“applicants with European equivalent status”) 
  • non-EU applicants legally residing in Italy and holding a valid residence permit for the enrolment. Contact the Residence Permit Office to verify if the kind of residence permit you hold grants you access to the enrolment at the University of Turin
Next calls for applications
1st September 2020 – 15th October 2020
Degree programs you can apply for

All postgraduate degree programs, except the ones offered by the Departments of Management and Psychollogy.

Who can apply
  • EU applicants, including Italian citizens holding a foreign qualification
  • applicants from Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and the Swiss Confederation, Republic of San Marino, Holy See (“applicants with European equivalent status”)
  • non-EU applicants legally residing in Italy and holding a valid residence permit for the enrolment. Contact the Residence Permit Office to verify if the kind of residence permit you hold grants you access to the enrolment at the University of Turin.
Previous call for applications
Feedback to your application submitted via Apply@UniTo

If you have correctly submitted your online application via Apply@UniTo within the deadlines, you will receive a feedback via Apply@UniTo directly or by email by the International Students Desk within the deadlines for the enrolment at the degree program of your interest as well as instructions on how to go on with the next steps of the enrolment process. Please refer to “Step 4 - Welcome and enrolment at UniTO” for information on the enrolment deadlines for the a.y. 2020-2021.

Calendar of the previous calls for applications
  • 13th January 2020 – 30th April 2020: for all applicants, including non-EU candidates residing abroad and for all degree programs (undergraduate, postgraduate, 5/6-year postgraduate degree programs).
  • 1st July 2020 - 4th August 2020
Who can apply (1st July 2020 - 4th August 2020)
  • EU applicants, including Italian citizens holding a foreign qualification
  • applicants from Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and the Swiss Confederation, Republic of San Marino, Holy See (“applicants with European equivalent status”)
  • non-EU applicants legally residing in Italy and holding a valid residence permit for the enrolment. Contact the Residence Permit Office to verify if the kind of residence permit you hold grants you access to the enrolment at the University of Turin
  • non-EU applicants residing abroad and applying for Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine. For all other degree programs, non-EU citizens residing abroad can no longer apply for the a.y. 2020-2021.
Degree programs you can apply for (1st July 2020 - 4th August 2020)
Apply for a visa for study purposes

If you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad who submitted the application online, you have to submit your pre-enrollment and visa application (type D for University enrolment) via Universitaly portal only within September 4th 2020 or you will not be allowed to go on with the next steps of the enrolment.

 

The following applications via Universitaly are not accepted:

  • all applications submitted after September 4th 2020;
  • all applications submitted by candidates who failed to submit the online application via Apply@UniTo within the deadlines
  • all applications submitted by candidates whose online application viaApply@UniTo received a negative feedback.

In consideration of the Covid-19 emergency, all pre-enrolment and visa applications have indeed to be submitted online via Universitaly portal where you have to:

  • register and fill in your personal data;
  • submit your pre-enrollment application for the degree program of your interest (the same you applied for via Apply@UniTo) and make sure to attach:
    • the same documents you uploaded on Apply@UniTo and, if meanwhile you obtained your high school diploma or degree, your high school diploma or degree certificate as well
    • Italian language certification (B2 level or higher) if you applied for an undergraduate or a 5-year postgraduate degree program not requiring an admission exam taught in Italian and/or English language certification (B2 level or higher) if you applied for an undergraduate degree program not requiring an admission exam taught in English), if you hold any

 

We invite you to submit your application via Universitaly portal as soon as possible within September 4th 2020, since the deadline for all visa issuing procedures by the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate is November 30th 2020, unless otherwise specified by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

Once your pre-enrolment application has been submitted via Universitaly portal, it is validated by the International Students Desk and becomes visible to the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate that will contact you for the study-visa application.

 

Considering the high number of pre-enrolment applications received by the office the validation process via Universitaly portal may take longer than expected, therefore we kindly recommend to schedule the appointment at the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate for the visa application only if your pre-enrolment application has been validated by the International Students Desk.

Considering the Covid-19 emergency and the visa issuance process, the University of Turin offers flexible teaching solutions that will allow you to attend classes online for the a.y. 2020-2021 until you can get to Turin. For further information please visit the dedicated webpage (currently Italian version only).

 

The decision on issuing a visa for study purposes is the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate and the acceptance letter ("Modello D") that you received in reply to your online application Apply@UniTo is to be considered a supporting document to the visa assessment procedures, but does not automatically imply the visa issue.

If your online application submitted via Apply@UniTo received a positive feedback but you have not received the acceptance letter ("Modello D") yet, it will be uploaded by the International Students Desk on the Universitaly portal directly while validating your pre-enrolment application.

 

For more information on the provisions for international students for the 2020/2021 academic year, please visit the dedicated page of the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

For detailed information on the visa issue procedure, please refer to the dedicated page of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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 a given deadline, 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 www.unito.it. Download the following tutorial to be guided step by step in the procedure:

Step 3 - Italian and English language proficiency test for international students

Information on the Italian language proficiency test for undergraduate degree programs and 5-year postgraduate degree programs taught in Italian not requiring an admission exam is available on the dedicated page.

 

Information on the English language proficiency test for undergraduate degree programs taught in English and not requiring an admission exam is also available on the same page.

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 other useful services.

Visit this page regularly for updates on the calendar for the a.y. 2020-2021, that will be published in September 2020. Because of the Covid-19 emergency, the orientation meetings will be held online.

Step 4 - Welcome and enrolment at UniTO

The deadlines for the enrolment for the a.y. 2020-2021 are the following:

  • undergraduate degree programs and 5/6-year postgraduate degree programs not requiring an admission exam (“corsi di laurea e laurea magistrale ad accesso libero”): within November 16th 2020
  • postgraduate degree programs not requiring an admission exam (“corsi di laurea magistrale ad accesso libero”): within January 20th 2020
  • undegraduate, postgraduate and 5/6-year postgraduate degree programs with quota of places (meaning requiring an admission exam, “ad accesso programmato): within the deadlines stated in the call for admissions of each degree program (“bando”)

Visit this page regularly for further details on the enrolment procedure and deadlines.

 

Meanwhile, if you are in Turin, we kindly recommend you not to go to the International Students Desk office in person to complete the enrolment procedure and to wait for further instructions on the enrolment that will updated on this page as soon as available.

If the degree program you applied has a quota of places (the so called degree programs “ad accesso programmato” meaning that an admission exam is required to enrol), please be aware that in order to enrol you have to register for and take the admission exam within the deadlines. Look for further information and deadlines in the documents under the “Attachment section” on the left side of this page.

 

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

Moreover, considering the Covid-19 emergency and the visa issuance process, we are glad to inform you that the University of Turin offers flexible teaching solutions that will allow you to attend classes online for the a.y. 2020-2021 until you can get to Turin. For further information please visit the dedicated webpage (currently Italian version only).

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:

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. 2020-2021 based on two options:

  • by requesting to 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 dedicated webpage and contact our Tuition Fees Desk (“Sezione Diritto allo Studio”).

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.