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Polytechnic University of Turin has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian level concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering for more than 150 years (it was founded in 1859, as the oldest technical university in Italy).


The Politecnico di Torino is a leading institution for the study of engineering and architecture both in Italy and abroad. It is listed as one of the top 100 European technical universities. Out of 35,000 students, 68% come from outside the region and it has the highest percentage of international enrolments (approximately 16%) in Italy. Students can choose to follow courses entirely in English or to obtain qualifications which are recognized in many countries which include study periods abroad, thanks to close collaboration with the most prestigious universities in the world.


Politecnico di Torino is a “Research University” that is particularly focused on the balanced development of fundamental and applied research. The Departments coordinate research in four macro- areas: Industrial Engineering; Information Technologies; Management and Matemathics for Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design. The vocation of Politecnico for high quality research is expressed in the pursuing of three main strategic objectives:

  • Promoting high quality research and the talent of researchers
  • Increasing the impact of research on society
  • Strengthening an international scientific community
  • Career

    The Office of Career Services of Politecnico di Torino helps students and graduates to connect with the labour market. It offers job opportunities in Italy and abroad, recruiting events and career counselling. 


    Student services

    Our student offices can help you plan your career at Politecnico di Torino. 


    Housing services

    Politecnico di Torino and some operators of the local territory adopted agreements together in order to provide accommodation to Politecnico international students.

    Following these agreements, for a limited period of time students who come from other countries can benefit from a priority booking of some accommodation managed by the single operators while the other students can access the accommodation freely and consult the offers published on the websites. 

    Library services

    There are two main libraries and many small libraries in the various departments.

    Libraries have over 250.000 items in stock and subscribe over a thousand periodicals a year. Some books belong to old collections coming from the " Scuola di applicazione per gli ingegneri" and the " Museo Industriale", some other have been bought at the antiquarian markets.

    ICT services

    We are a Computer Based University where new technologies are an integral part of learning and student services, in fact, multimedia tools like wifi, blogs and lessons in video-streaming have greatly changed the way of teaching, as well as student-teacher and student-student relations.

    Medical services

    The immigration law requires you to take out a health insurance during your stay in Italy. You can take out a private insurance in your country or a private insurance through an Italian insurance company. Otherwise, upon the arrival, it is possible to subscribe to the Italian National Health Service.

    Student Life

    Campus life

    The campus encompasses education and research aims and services for the local community, offering a multicultural learning environment for students that is closely linked to current corporate reality by working with companies on projects which give students the opportunity to gain work experience before graduating. 

    Campuses of the Politecnico di Torino draw inspiration from the structure of Anglo-Saxon ones, with multipurpose buildings for teaching, basis and applied research and services to the students in Turin, and a regional network of technological centers (Alessandria, Biella, Mondovì, Verrès), dedicated to research activities, technological transfer, specialist education and services to the region.

    Sports facilities

    Through PolitoSport our University aims to enhance the potential of university sport as an effective and transversal tool for training, research, innovation and improvement of well-being and university experience. Because sport at the Politecnico di Torino means: social inclusion, integration, overcoming ideological barriers, an integral part of the university experience, a factor of sociability, aggregation, sense of belonging, identity, brand, healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

    For more information, you can consult: https://www.sport.polito.it/en/for_the_students

    Student clubs

    The Politecnico di Torino hosts many international students associations.

    Associations are created to unite a group of people coming from the same country to share experiences, create connections and give support to both students already at the Politecnico and prospective students.

    Furthermore, students in the association become ambassadors for their country’s culture and traditions and can help in spreading these values to reach all the Politecnico students.

    List of International Students Associations at the Politecnico di Torino:



    Politecnico di Torino is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research of Italy. 

    Torino, Piedmont, Italy

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