International students

Studenti presso il Campus Lingotto di Scuola di Master

Politecnico di Torino is a multicultural university which puts the internationalization process at the heart of its strategies: 50% of its students come from outside Piemonte, and 16% of them are international students from over 120 countries. The University boasts over 500 mobility agreements and delivers 30% of its courses in English.

The School places great importance on the selection of its students, as well as on the quality and the multicultural class composition of its programmes. In the last 3 academic years, 40% of the participants of our Specializing Master's programmes were international students. Most of them come from non-EU countries such as India, Pakistan, the Middle East, Nigeria, China and Vietnam.


You can find out about the admission requirements and specific documents for international students on the website of each Specializing Master's programme. Politecnico di Torino will assess your application  based on following documents:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, including the final grade and the transcript of records (list of the exams and corresponding grades);
  • Language level (check this information on the “how to apply” webpage of each Specializing Master's programme);
  • Curriculum vitae.

All documents can be submitted in Italian or in English. They must be uploaded to the online Application Form (apply@polito) by the deadline indicated on the website of each Specializing Master's programme.

If you are admitted to the programme and you have a degree from a non-Italian university, you must also send us the so called “Dichiarazione di Valore” (statement of validity of your degree), issued by the Italian Diplomatic Mission in the country where the qualification was awarded.

If your degree was awarded by a European university, you can submit the “Diploma Supplement” instead of the “Dichiarazione di Valore”.

In order to study at Politecnico, you need to get a Student Visa from the Italian Embassy of your country of residence. To this end, the Office of Specializing Master's Programmes and Lifelong Learning needs to send a copy of your invitation letter to the Italian Mission (embassy or consulate) that you will contact for visa application. Therefore, when you are admitted to a Specializing Master's Programme, you are required to confirm your participation in the programme and send us (  the e-mail address of the embassy/consulate Visa Office that you intend to contact.

If you have a degree awarded by a non-Italian university, as a general rule, you will have to send the following original documents to the Office of Specializing Master's Programmes and Lifelong Learning:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree certificate, specifying the final grade and containing the full list of all the exams that you have passed with the corresponding grades.
  • Language certificate proving your knowledge of the English or Italian language (if required in the “How to apply” webpage of each Specializing Master's programme)
  • “Dichiarazione di valore” (statement of validity) of your degree, or “Diploma Supplement” (for degrees awarded in European countries)

Our cultural mediators will assist you while filling in the application for the residence permit. In fact, in accordance with Italian Law, non-EU citizens wishing to stay in Italy for more than three months need to apply for a residence permit, within 8 days from their date of entrance in Italy.

You must turn in your residence permit application form at any post office provided with the so called “Sportello Amico”. In order to collect the “kit” for the residence permit application and to get assistance for filling in the application itself, you need to contact the International Affairs Area, where you can find cultural mediators who will help you.

The Office of Specializing Master's Programmes and Lifelong Learning organizes a welcome orientation meeting for international students before classes begin. During this meeting we will give you all the practical information for your stay in Torino. Further details on the welcome orientation meeting will be provided only to the applicants admitted to our programmes.

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