Students with a foreign qualification - Bachelor's degree programmes

If you own a foreign qualification and would like to apply for a Bachelor’s degree programme at Politecnico di Torino, please follow these instructions

SELECT the Bachelor's degree programs (in order of preference).

Please check specific instructions and Call for Admissions for each area:

  • Engineering 
  • Design and Communication
  • Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning
  • Architecture

For more information read the Calls for application for admissions to the Bachelor's Degree programmes a.y. 2023/24 A.Y. 2023/24 

To access Bachelor of Science courses you need:

1)   a secondary high school diploma (level 4 EQF) got after at least 12 years of schooling

For applicants with secondary school diploma awarded after less than 12 years of school attendance:

  • secondary high school diploma awarded after 11 years of school attendance + all first-year university exams completed with a passing grade


  • secondary high school diploma awarded after 10 years of school attendance + all first and second-year university exams completed with a passing grade


  • secondary high school diploma awarded after 10 or 11 years of school attendance + a post secondary qualification awarded by a non-university institution in a field of study related to the Bachelor's degree programme chosen by the applicant


  • secondary high school diploma awarded after 10 or 11 years of school attendance + passing preparatory courses (Foundation Course) at Italian universities. Foundation courses may also be accepted if issued by a foreign higher education institution recognized and/or accredited in the reference foreign system and, at the same time, prove to be official qualifications. Politecnico di Torino assesses the Foundation course certificate and decides on its eligibility for admission.

Applicants who have the following qualifications can enrol at Politecnico:




2) For Countries where an admission test to university is compulsory, it is necessary to attach a certificate attesting that the exam was passed (for ex: YKS, Concurso Vestibular, Gao Kao - minimum score 400 for Marco Polo students, Pruebas de Selectividad, Veveosi Prosvasis, ecc).

3) Language certificate needed for the chosen course (see language requirements paragraph)

4) Passing  Engineering, Design and Planning Admission tests (TIL) /Architecture Admission test (TIL) 


ONLY for EU or EQUIVALENT STUDENTS: submitting international certification -SAT-GRE-GMAT valid as admission test substitute. Specific requirements can be found in theCalls for application for admissions to the Bachelor's Degree programmes a.y. 2023/24(art. 13) NOT VALID for Architecture


English-taught programs English Level B2 or higher
Italian-taught programs Italian Level B1 or higher 
Italian-taught programs (with 1st year in English) Italian Level B1 or higher + English Level B2 or higher  


The accepted certificates for the Italian language and cases of exemption are listed HERE 


Table of 23/09/2019 updated on 22/12/2022



IELTS Academic  5.5
IELTS General Training 
IELTS Indicator 
IELTS Academic Online
Pearson Test of English Academic  59  TOEFL iBT ≥72 
TOEFL iBT Home Edition
TOEFL iBT Paper Edition

Listening: 400 Reading: 385

Speaking: 160 Writing: 150

TOEIC on line

Cambridge Assessment English

formerly known as:
Cambridge English Language Assessment     

All certificates* Cambridge English Scale score ≥160
Cambridge English: PRELIMINARY (PET)
obtained before 2016 
Pass with Distinction (≥90)
Statement of Results is required
Cambridge English: FIRST (FCE)
obtained before January 2015 
Statement of Results is required
Cambridge English ADVANCED/CAE
obtained before 2015
Any score
Cambridge English: PROFICIENCY/CPE
obtained before January 2015
Any score

*B1 Preliminary - B1 Business Preliminary - B2 First - B2 Business Vantage - C1 Advanced - C1 Business Higher - C2 Proficiency

English language certificate - Cases of exemption
Academic year 2023/24:

  • IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate only in case the entire path is taught in English, except foreign languages;
  • Titles awarded by the European schools included in the Procedures for entry, residency and enrolment of international students and the respective recognition of qualifications, for higher education courses in Italy - Attachment 2*, only if the first language (L1) is English;
  • Non-Italian qualification recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research as equivalent to the Italian high school diploma (diploma di maturità), or university degree awarded by a school/university in which the medium of instruction is English and issued by USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, wherever the school/ university is located.
  • Non-Italian qualification recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research as equivalent to the Italian high school diploma (diploma di maturità), or university degree awarded by a school/university in which the medium of instruction is English, only if based in one of the countries listed in Attachment A

WARNING!If you need to apply for study visa please also verify the information concerning language certificates published at the pre-enrolment paragraph

Enter your personal information exactly as presented in your passport. It may take you approximately 20 minutes to complete the application form. There is no time limit to fill it in and it can be completed in multiple sessions

Required documents:

  • Passport *. Other I.D. are accepted only for EU students*
  • Residence permit* (only for Non EU citizens living in Italy)
  • Secondary school diploma and/or supplementary certificates mentioned below* 
  • SAT, GRE, GMAT certificate - ONLY for EU or EQUIVALENT STUDENTS: please verify minimum scores required and deadline for submission in the specific Calls for application for admissions to the Bachelor's Degree programmes a.y. 2023/24 (art.13)
  • English and/or Italian Language Certificate necessary for enrolment
  • Self-certificate of enrolment with exams passed in another Italian university (if applicable)

(*): Compulsory document 


Documents must be on letterhead stamped and signed by the issuing Institution. Electronic-signed documents may be accepted only in case they are verifiable online through QR code or verification link.

Documents issued in Italian, English, French, Spanish are accepted. In case your documents are in other languages, please merge together both the original version AND the official translation in Italian or English and attach the merged document.

  • Passport. Other I.D. are accepted only for EU students: I.D. is acceptable only in Latin alphabet, if not please provide official Italian/English translation. 
  • Secondary high school diploma (level 4 EQF) : in case you still have to get your final diploma or supplementary certificates mentioned below, please attach an official provisional document: e.g. an updated version of your school record, a certificate of enrollment to APs/A levels, a document issued by your current school stating provisional date of graduation. These documents are necessary to verify if you meet admission requirements for enrollment.

Supplementary certificates for U.S., U.K. and Scottish Diploma listed in the specific annex of Calls for application for admissions to the Bachelor's Degree programmes a.y. 2023/24:

    • US High School Diploma (HSD): certificate stating that the applicant passed 3 Advanced Placement courses (APs)
    • General Certificate of Education (GCE) and International General Certificate of Education (IGCE): certificate stating that the applicant passed 3 A-levels
    • Scottish qualifications: certificate stating that the applicant passed 3 Advanced Highers, or, alternatively, 2 Advanced Highers + at least 4 Highers

For applicants with Secondary school diploma awarded after a period of less than 12 years of school attendance

              - university transcript of records (with official translation into Italian) with the results of the exams passed in the first academic year or in the first 2 years;


              - post-secondary qualification (with official translation into Italian) awarded by a non-university institution in a field of study related to the Bachelor's degree program chosen by the applicant;


              - successful completion of a Foundation Course.      


NB: we don't require hard copies at this stage: you can directly upload the documents' files (pdf - recommended or jpeg, png) in your online application. You don't have to send any document by post. 


SUBMIT the application, clicking on SUBMIT button according to admission test calendar (please don't wait until the last minute to be sure you can submit the application correctly)


We remind you that SAT/GRE/GMAT are acceptable only for EU or equivalent students to access Engineering, Design and Communication and Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning programs. The admission test for Architecture is compulsory


According to the Call for admission to the Bachelor's degree programs (art. 13 EU or equivalent students), your SAT, GRE or GMAT is evaluated by the Recruitment and Admissions Unit and you will receive a confirmation email.


If your SAT, GRE, GMAT is VALID: CONGRATS! You are eligible to access the Bachelor program you have chosen!

If your SAT, GRE, GMAT is NOT VALID: don't worry, you still have the chance to get admitted. Register for the admission test!

Further info about your admission will be published under section MAIN of your APPLY personal page. 


Registration to the admission test

Choose one of the available admission test sessions in section TIL of your application.
PAY the non-refundable registration fee (€ 50) according to instructions given in the Call for admission to the Bachelor's degree programs

Take a look to the infographics too!


At the end of the test session you will see immediately your score. Please check minimum thresholds and guarantee thresholds to understand if you are admitted. 


If you are admitted:

  • proceed with enrolment: please check details in the Call for admission to the Bachelor's degree programs.
  • download Confirmation of eligibility letter (after the ranking is published) directly from section MAIN of your Apply personal page. If you are a Non-EU applicant living outside Italy, you must attach this document in your pre-enrolment application.

Further info about your admission will be published under section MAIN of your APPLY personal page. 

Applicants with a foreign qualification

For all details, regulations and deadlines, please refer and read carefully:




PLEASE NOTE: enrolment process can be started only by students who have uploaded the language certificate required for the Bachelor programme they have been assigned to.


Language certificate must be uploaded in the Apply page within deadlines for student place reservation fixed by the specific Call for admission in art 13 and 14 - Enrolment requirements and process. Failure to meet these deadlines entails permanent exclusion from the enrolment process.


If Politecnico approves your English and/or Italian language certificate, the enrolment process can be completed according to instructions given by the Enrolment Regulations for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes – A.Y. 2023/24.

Deadlines to complete on-line enrollment:

Non-EU students requiring a study visa: July 31st, 2023 postponed to October 12th, 2023

EU nationals or equivalent students: October 10th, 2023


Students who meet language requirements and who have got their student ID number, will have to upload (1) the  following documents in their Teaching Portal/Online Services/Attachments, as specified in the Enrolment regulations for bachelor’s degree programmes – a.y. 2023/24(art. 8,10,11) within September 29th, 2023 (and within October 12th, 2023 for non European applicants requiring visa with TIL in presence at Politecnico di Torino on 31 of August and 1 of September 2023 as per D.R. 783 of 25/07/2023 - art. 5 and 7)

Documents validation will be done within November 10th, 2023.

WARNING: the deadline to upload study visa type D is November 30th, 2023



Passport (or I.D. for EU students only)


Residence permit for NON-EU citizens living in Italy


Study visa – type D  “Immatricolazione Università” for NON-EU citizens not living in Italy


Fiscal code certificate issued by Agenzia delle Entrate or by the Italian Embassies (only for citizens not living in Italy)


Secondary school diploma (level 4 EQF) with official translation into Italian (Official diplomas issued from the school in English, French or Spanish do not need to be translated)

Supplementary certificates for U.S., U.K. and Scottish Diploma:

For applicants with Secondary school diploma awarded after a period of less than 12 years of school attendance

  • university transcript of records (with official translation into Italian) with the results of the exams passed in the first academic year or in the first 2 years;


  • post-secondary qualification (with official translation into Italian) awarded by a non-university institution in a field of study related to the Bachelor's degree program chosen by the applicant; or successful completion of a Foundation Course 


Certificate stating that the applicant passed the national admission test (only for countries where university admissions are regulated by a specific admission test)


Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore, see paragraph below), related to the Secondary school diploma, issued by the Italian Embassy in the country that issued your degree or Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA centre


Language certificate (Italian and/or English) required for admission

(1) Politecnico di Torino is entitled to request students to show their original documents to the office front desk at any time.

The above-mentioned documents (official certificates and post-secondary diplomas) do not need to be translated into Italian if they are issued in English, French or Spanish.

PLEASE NOTE: holders of International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) obtained at one of the schools listed in Annex 2 (English version soon available) of the "Procedures for entry, residence and enrolment at higher education institutions for students requiring visas for higher education courses in Italy" are exempted from presenting Declaration of value or Statement of Comparability.



The translation into Italian, whether it’s required, must be "official”: this means that it has to be certified by the Italian Embassy in your country or it must be “sworn” by an Italian Tribunal.

As for legalisation of documents please refer to this link

The Pre-enrolment procedure applies to all Non-EU applicants living outside Italy who need a study visa type-D to enter Italy for enrollment in an Italian University. If you fall under this category (you can check here), along with your application to Politecnico di Torino, you MUST also submit a pre-enrolment application on-line through the UNIVERSITALY portal.

All information on how to complete the pre-enrolment application is available in the Universitaly portal. 


  • Enter your personal information exactly as in your passport
  • Enter the Politecnico di Torino Username (FXXXXXX) in step B
  • Select the program you have been admitted to (Warning: you may not find the English taught program in the Universitaly menu. Please consider as official the language of instruction reported in the Confirmation of Eligibility letter and official academic offer)
  • Upload the Confirmation of Eligibility letter available (only when the ranking is published) in MAIN section of your PoliTO application; if you forget it don't worry, we will upload it during our validation
  • Attach the documents listed here and check with the diplomatic-consular Missions of reference if other documents are required.

The Declaration of Value/ CIMEA Statement of Comparability is not necessary at this stage but the diplomatic-consular Missions may need it for the visa application. To learn about CIMEA services for certification and verification of qualifications and request a Statement of Comparability please register on

Please be accurate in filling in the pre-enrolment application so that we can speed up the validation procedure.


The deadline to submit your universitaly applications is 31st July 2023.


Politecnico di Torino will validate your pre-enrolment application ONLY once:

  1. you passed TIL-I -D -P and you are ENROLLED as stated in the specific Call for admission. The ranking will be published on 6th June 2023, therefore validations will not be possible before this date and next upgrades of the ranking lists;
  2. you passed TIL-A and you are ENROLLED according to the specific Call for admission (not available yet)
  3. you uploaded all educational documents and language certificates necessary for the admission
  4. you paid the first instalment of tuition fees as per instructions included in section ENROLLMENT of your online application

Once the validation is done, you will receive a notification by Universitaly. Moreover, you will be able to check the date of validation in the MAIN section of your PoliTO application as well. For those reasons, we kindly ask you not to send tickets for information about the validation of your pre-enrolment.


Once the pre-enrolment application is validated by PoliTO you should promptly arrange for a visa application for study purposes at the diplomatic-consular Missions of reference in your country of residence (part IV English version available soon). This visa is necessary to enter Italy and complete the enrolment procedure. Please note that Unitalia Association can assist you in the pre-enrolment and visa application process, you may refer to Uni-Italia Center in your country if available.

WARNING! Requirements for visa release (such as language requirements) at the Italian Embassy in your country might differ from PoliTO’s requirements. It is your responsibility to comply with both the Embassy and PoliTO’s requirements.

In case your study visa is denied, you cannot complete the enrolment procedure at Politecnico di Torino.


  • the pre-enrollment application is the first step for the issuing of study visa type-D. The “Confirmation of eligibility letter” given by Politecnico does not replace in any case the official pre-enrolment procedure which must be done only through the UNIVERSITALY portal
  • the preliminary acceptance by the university does not confer any right to obtain a visa
  • the subsequent pre-enrolment phases will be completed at the Diplomatic-consular missions for the purpose of obtaining the visa

Useful links:


The Declaration of Value (DoV) is a document of transparency, written in Italian, that gives information on a specific qualification earned abroad and on its value in the issuing Country (the official character or otherwise of the issuing institution, requirements for access to the relevant study course, length of course, etc.). Such a Statement is produced by the foreign Italian diplomatic authorities (Embassies, Consulates) of territorial reference: territorial reference is defined as the Italian diplomatic authority closest to the city where the institution that awarded the qualification is located. All the documents to be presented in order to obtain the Statement of Validity must be requested at the relevant Italian diplomatic authority for the release of the same (Embassies/Consulates).

CIMEA – "Diplome" service

Politecnico di Torino is partner of CIMEA - the official Italian ENIC-NARIC Centre. CIMEA uses the "Diplome" service to issue its Statement of Comparability and/or Statement of Verification making use of blockchain technology applied to the recognition of qualifications.

By Comparability we mean the identification of the level of the foreign degree with reference to the cycles of the Bologna Process and the levels of the European Qualifications Framework.

Through the Verification service it is possible to ask CIMEA to certify that an Italian or foreign qualification of the Higher Education or secondary school system has actually been issued to the owner by an official body in the system of reference. In the case of positive feedback, CIMEA experts will produce a Statement of Verification referring to the qualification which has been verified.

CIMEA's Statement of Comparability/Verification will be uploaded to the digital "Wallet" of qualifications through the use of blockchain technology, thereby making this digital document transparent, transferable, certified and unchangeable.

To learn about the details of the service and request a Statement of Comparability, please register on


European Countries that have adhered to the “Bologna Process” have also committed to produce, alongside their own higher education qualifications, an extra document known as the Diploma Supplement (DS). The DS is not a further qualification, but a particular certification produced following a template which was agreed upon by the three principal international organizations of European breadth (The Council of Europe, UNESCO – Europe region, European Union). The European DS model envisages that it be drafted in two or more languages (the national language of the Country in question and at least one commonly-spoken foreign language, such as English), and that it provides a whole list of very detailed information. The information is grouped into 8 categories, which run from the personal details of the qualification holder, to the level of the qualification itself, the curriculum (list of subjects and, if possible, their principal contents), the rights it bestows (utilization for further studies or in the workplace), to the type of issuing institution, and to an abbreviated description of the higher education system it belongs to.



  1. For the a.y. 2023/24 quota applicants (Non-EU citizens who live abroad - applicants who need study visa) will take the admission test exclusively online for Engineering, Design and Urban Planning.
  2. For the a.y. 2023/24 EU and/or Equivalent applicants will take the admission test in person at Politecnico main campus for Engineering, Design, Urban Planning and Professional Bachelor's Degree Programme In Industrial Manufacturing Technologies
  3. For the a.y. 2023/24  Architecture admission test will be held online.

For the above mentioned reasons, it's very important to fill in carefully the PERSONAL INFORMATION section of your application and enter correctly your CITIZENSHIP and PERMANENT ADDRESS.

In case of dual citizenship, where one citizenship is Italian or of another EU country, you must follow the rules applied to EU/Equivalent applicants (see point 2 above).

It's your responsibility to submit complete and accurate applications. In case of any doubt or if you don't find yourself in any of the cases mentioned above, please contact our Office, through Ticketing, to avoid submitting wrong applications that during the verification process may cause the loss of the assigned place.

Students and graduates from Politecnico di Torino 

(with username and password)

Log in for users registered to Apply@polito

(with username and password)

Guest users  – FAQs and tickets

(registration not required)


If you give false, copied or incomplete information, you will be promptly rejected from Politecnico di Torino and lose any chance to get admitted.