Students with a non-Italian qualification - Bachelor's degree programmes

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Join our webinars to learn about the requirements and procedures to apply for our Bachelor's degree programmes for 2024/25:

  1. 21/02/2024 at 15:00 Italian time. Link: https://polito-it.zoom.us/j/85879805704
  2. 13/03/2024 at 15:00 Italian time. Link:https://polito-it.zoom.us/j/85788146803
  3. 03/04/2024 at 15:00 Italian time. Link: https://polito-it.zoom.us/j/81401650117
  4. 06/05/2024 at 15:00 Italian time. Link: https://polito-it.zoom.us/j/84260321839
  5. 10/07/2024 at 15:00 Italian time. Link: https://polito-it.zoom.us/j/81513653738
  6. 07/08/2024  at 15:00 Italian time. Link: https://polito-it.zoom.us/j/83795000214

If you have a non-Italian educational qualification and you would like to apply for a Bachelor’s degree programme at Politecnico di Torino, please follow the instructions below.

Select the Bachelor's degree programmes you are interested in and rank them in order of preference.

 

For more information read the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

For admission to out Bachelor's degree programmes you need:

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

For applicants with a 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

or

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

or

  • 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

or

  • secondary high school diploma awarded after 10 or 11 years of school attendance + passing preparatory courses (Foundation Course) at an Italian university. 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, proven to be official qualifications. Politecnico di Torino evaluates the Foundation Course certificate and decides on its eligibility for admission.

Applicants who have the following qualifications can enrol at Politecnico:

  • U.S. secondary high school diploma with at least 3 Advanced Placement courses (APs) passed with a grade between 3 and 5 in three different subjects related to the Bachelor’s degree programme chosen by the applicant (for further details see the Annexes of the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS)

or

  • U.K. secondary high school diploma (GCE or IGCE) with at least 3 A-levels passed in three different subjects related to the Bachelor’s degree programme chosen by the applicant (for further details see the Annexes of the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS)

or

  • Scottish secondary high school diploma with at least 3 Advanced Highers, or, alternatively, 2 Advanced Highers + at least 4 Highers in three different subjects related to the Bachelor’s degree programme chosen by the applicant (for further details see the Annexes of the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS)

or

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with the requirements listed in the Annexes of the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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

3) Language certificate required by the degree programme chosen by the applicant (see language requirements paragraph)

4) Passing the TIL admission test or submitting an international certificate - SAT-GRE-GMAT - which can exempt the applicant from taking the TIL test - NOT VALID for Architecture. Specific requirements can be found in the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMMES MINIMUM REQUIREMENT
English-taught programmes English Level B2 or higher
Italian-taught programmes Italian Level B1 or higher 

Italian-taught programmes with 1st year in English

English-taught programmes with 1st year in Italian

English Level B2 or higher

                   + 

Italian Level B1 or higher   

CERTIFICATES

LANGUAGE ACCEPTED CERTIFICATION
ITALIAN please refer to the following chart (click to open)
ENGLISH please refer to the following  chart (click to open)

* For TOEFL/TOEIC certifications, it is necessary to indicate the code C285 to share the results with the Politecnico di Torino. For Cambridge certifications, it is necessary to select the option to share the results with the Politecnico di Torino and indicate the Candidate's ID number (see LINK)

CASES OF EXEMPTION

LANGUAGE CASES OF EXEMPTION
ITALIAN Politecnico also accepts certificates issued by Embassies, Italian Cultural Institutes, universities and Centri Provinciali per l’Istruzione degli Adulti (CPIA), upon completion of Italian language courses with a final exam (attendance certificates are not accepted). Italian language certificates must include the CEFR level of the course
You can be exempted from having the Italian language certificate if you are an Italian citizen resident in Italy

You can be exempted from having the Italian language certificate if upon enrolment you provide a stamped declaration/certificate written on official letter headed paper, which certifies that:

- you attended at least one school year at a high school in which the medium of instruction is Italian. In this case the school must issue a certificate stating that the medium of instruction is Italian;
- you have an Italian qualification (licenza elementare, licenza media, diploma di maturità or higher qualification)
- you have one of the qualifications listed in Annex 2 to the “Procedures for entry, residence and enrolment of foreign/international students for higher education courses in Italy during the 2018-2019 academic year – agreed upon with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of International Cooperation, and of the Interior” which indicates that the specific Italian language requirements are met

You can be exempted from having the Italian language certificate if you passed an AP, A-level or Advanced Higher Italian language course (for US, British or Scottish qualifications respectively). These levels are accepted in substitution for the Italian Language certificate (B1 level).
Applicants are required to meet the language requirements/substitutions stated in the calls for admissions/selection procedures in force when the admission process to Politecnico degree programmes began, regardless of any subsequent amendments to this table
ENGLISH IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/) only in case the entire path is taught in English, except foreign languages
Educational qualifications 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 a Student Visa please also check the information on language certificates published in the pre-enrolment paragraph

Enter your personal information exactly as indicated 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.

It is very important that you carefully fill in the PERSONAL INFORMATION section of your application and enter correctly your CITIZENSHIP and PERMANENT ADDRESS.

It is your responsibility to submit a complete and accurate application. If you have any doubt or if you do not find yourself in any of the cases mentioned above, please contact our Office, through the Ticketing Supprt System, in order to avoid submitting a wrong applications that may be rejected during the verification process.

 

BE HONEST!

 

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

 

Required documents:

  • Passport * - other ID documents 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 - please verify the minimum scores required and the deadline for submission in the specific CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
  • English and/or Italian language certificate necessary for enrolment (see dedicated paragraph above)
  • Self-certificate of enrolment with exams passed at another Italian university (if applicable)

(*): Compulsory document 


DOCUMENTS FORMAT: 

Documents must be on letterheaded paper, stamped and signed by the issuing Institution. Electronically 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. If your documents are written in other languages, please merge together the original version AND the official translation into Italian or English and upload the merged document as one file.

  • Passport - Other ID documents are accepted only for EU students: ID documents are accepted only in Latin alphabet, if not please provide official Italian/English translation. 
  • Valid language certificare or, in case of valid exemption, official statement issued by the school/university in which it is stated that the Medium of instruction is English. For TOEFL/TOEIC certifications, it is necessary to indicate the code C285 to share the results with the Politecnico di Torino. For Cambridge certifications, it is necessary to select the option to share the results with the Politecnico di Torino and indicate the Candidate's ID number (see LINK)
  • Secondary high school diploma (level 4 EQF): if you still have to get your final diploma or supplementary certificates mentioned below, please upload an official provisional document: e.g. an updated version of your school record, a certificate of enrolment in APs/A level courses, a document issued by your current school stating your expected date of graduation. These documents are necessary to verify if you meet admission requirements for enrolment.

Supplementary certificates for U.S., U.K. and Scottish Diploma listed in a specific Annex of the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS and in the paragraph: admission requirements

or applicants with a 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;

or

              - 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.      

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

 

SUBMIT your application, clicking the SUBMIT button according to admission test calendar (make sure you do not wait until the last minute to be sure you can submit your application correctly)

IF YOU HAVE UPLOADED A SAT, GRE O GMAT CERTIFICATE 

We remind you that SAT/GRE/GMAT certificates are accepted only for admission to the Bachelor's degree programmes in Engineering, Design and Communication, Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning. The admission test for Architecture is compulsory.

Evaluation

According to the  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (art.13) your SAT, GRE or GMAT certificate will be evaluated by the Recruitment and Admissions Unit and you will receive a confirmation email.

Selection

If your SAT, GRE, GMAT certificate is VALID, you are eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme you have chosen:

  • Proceed with enrolment: please check the details in the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS  and in the Enrolment Regulations.
  • Download the Confirmation of eligibility letter directly from the MAIN section of your APPLY personal page. 

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

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


IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE ADMISSION TEST

Registration for the admission test

Choose one of the available admission test sessions in TIL section of your application.
PAY the non-refundable registration fee (€ 50) following the instructions provided in the  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for admissions to the Bachelor's degree programmes of Politecnico di Torino.

Selection

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

Offer of admission

If you are admitted:

  • proceed with enrolment: please check details in the  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 
  • download the Confirmation of eligibility letter (after the ranking list is published) directly from the MAIN section of your APPLY personal page. If you are a non-EU applicant living outside Italy, you must upload this document to your pre-enrolment application.

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

INFO FOR A.Y. 2024/25 WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.

Non-EU applicants living outside Italy and applying for a visa must submit the pre-enrolment application for the STUDY VISA/UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT exclusively through the UNIVERSITALY portal. Check here to see if you fall into this category.

HOW TO APPLY FOR PRE-ENROLLMENT
Register at Universitaly portal following the instructions below:

  • 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 only consider the language of instruction listed in the official academic offer)
  • Attach the documents listed here (ENROLMENT paragraph in this page) and check with the diplomatic-consular Missions of reference if other documents are required.

The Declaration of Value/ CIMEA Statement of Comparability/Verification 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/Verification please register on diplo-me.eu/cimea.

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

DEADLINES TO APPLY FOR PRE-ENROLLMENT FOR A.Y. 2024/25

The deadline to submit your Universitaly application is 31st July 2024 but it is strongly recommended to submit it as soon as you know you have been admitted (also after this date if the admission is granted later)

VALIDATION OF YOUR PRE-ENROLMENT APPLICATION

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 APPLICATIONS. In case you will not reach the guaranteed thresholds or own a valid substitute international certification, you will have to wait for the ranking list to be published on September 3rd 2024 (for Engineering, Urban Planning and Design). In this case 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 application (not available yet)
  3. you uploaded all educational documents and language certificates necessary for the admission as stated in Enrolment section
  4. you paid the first instalment of tuition fees as per instructions included in ENROLLMENT section of your online application

⇒ We kindly ask you not to submit tickets to request validation.

STUDY VISA REQUEST

Once the pre-enrolment application is validated by PoliTO you will promptly need to apply for a visa for study/university enrollment purposes at the relevant diplomatic-consular representation." (part II https://universitaly-private.cineca.it/uploads/universitaly-pubblico/Circolare_2024-2025_studenti_internazionali_def_MUR.pdf English version available soon). 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.

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.

IMPORTANT:

  • 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

 

if you passed some exams at a non-Italian university and you wish to enrol in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme at Politecnico, you can ask for the transfer of the credits you earned while you were studying abroad

STATEMENT OF VALIDITY

The Statement of Validity (Dichiarazione di Valore) is a document of transparency, written in Italian, which provides information on a specific qualification earned abroad and on its value in the issuing country (the official character of the issuing institution, requirements for admission to the relevant study course, length of course, etc.). Such a Statement is produced by the 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 (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 CIMEA certified 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 issued a Statement of Verification referring to the qualification which has been verified.

CIMEA Statement of Comparability/Verification is 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 check https://cimea.diplo-me.eu.

N.B.: For qualifications for which the Certificate of Correspondence is available in the ARDI database, this certificate replaces the CIMEA Statement of Comparability. However, the correspondence assessment provided in ARDI is based on the foreign qualification as a whole and not on individual and specific cases. The university reserves the right to request additional documentation to support the regular procedures for verifying foreign qualifications.

DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT

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.