University of Turin

The University of Torino (UniTo) in north-west Italy is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. With over 70,000 students, more than 3,500 academic and administrative staff, 1,800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students, the University of Torino can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.

Top reasons to study here

  • Excellence - UniTo is among the top 3 Italian universities with an excellent position in biological sciences, physics, chemistry, history, philosophy.
  • Reliability - A reliable partner for international teaching and research programmes.
  • Tradition - One of Italy/s oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities: many famous alumni in its 600 years of existence.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The University, founded in 1404, provides quality higher education and research opportunities; many UniTo graduates have achieved international renown.

Many of the leading figures in 20th century Italian political, social and cultural life graduated from University of Torino, as well as three Nobel Prizes for Medicine Winners.


Today, the University of Torino offers about 150 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in almost every field of study. A growing number of courses are taught in English, and Italian language tuition is available for incoming students.

Starting from the academic year 2018/2019, the following NEW degree courses taught in English are available: Global Law and Transnational Legal Studies (Bachelor's degree) and Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation (Master's degree).

The University’s 27 departments offer excellent opportunities for Italian and non-Italian academic staff; 4 doctoral schools provide 29 doctoral programmes.


High quality PhD courses, funded projects, fellowships in a wide range of subject areas: carrying out research and transferring knowledge to the community.


The University's Job Placement Service has been established in order to help its students and new graduated (who held their university degree within 12 months) to enter the labour market. The service operates on two levels: through the Job Placement offices in the individual Schools and Departments and through the central Job Placement office at the Students' Rights office.

As a whole, the Job Placement Service serves an intermediary function, at once helping students in their careers choices and in making preliminary contact with companies and helping companies, public bodies and international institutions to find and choose students and recent graduates.  

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
401 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
571 -20
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
232 -8
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Foreign Students and International Mobility offices offer a wide range of services for international and exchange students, such as guidance and assistance for enrolment procedures, recognition of academic qualifications, visa application process, residency permit, support in finding accommodation, student services.

The University of Torino also provides scholarships to deserving international students with foreign degrees, willing to enrol in UniTo second cycle degree courses.

Regarding tuition fees, students must settle the payment in two instalments for each academic year.

Housing services

The University of Turin provides a range of options in order to help its international exchange students and guests find an accommodation in the city. They can apply for accommodation at EDISU University Residences or they can use the Cercoalloggio service and the Internet platform HousingAnywhere to find accommodation in private residences or share an apartment with other students.

Further private university residences available in town:

  • Camplus Lingotto
  • Camplus Madama Cristina
  • Collegio Universitario Einaudi

Library services

Students and academic staff can make use of 34 libraries with over 2 million books: 100,000 are antique volumes.

The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as "Cesare Lombroso" - Criminal Anthropology Museum and "Luigi Rolando" - Human Anatomy Museum are well known.

ICT services

The University of Turin offers its students computer labs with advanced hardware and software tools and Internet access, multimedia labs, free and unlimited Wi-Fi and a cloud-based set of productivity tools.

E-learning platforms and other tools and services for education are available to ensure access to lectures, seminars, meetings and educational materials useful for the study.

Medical services

Guests coming from EU countries  staying  in Italy more than 3 months, can access to health care supplied by "SSN- Servizio Sanitario Nazionale" (National Health Service).

To access to health care, the guest must go to a doctor  with identity papers and the original plus a copy of the European Health Insurance Card (TEAM).

Student Life

Campus life

Edisu Piemonte, a regional institution for students' assistance, offers restaurant service to all university students at special fares, in our university canteens.

The service is addressed to:

  • Italian and foreign students (with valid residence permit), regularly enrolled at the University of Turin for the current academic year
  • professors, university staff and lecturers, also coming from other Italian or foreign Universities
  • people attending conferences, seminars and study activities
  • other people authorized by Edisu

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre (CUS Torino) aims at promoting competitive and non-competitive sports among students, teachers and employees at Turin University. It offers more than 100 different sports at all levels.

CUS Torino sports facilities are located in a number of sites in the city and in surroundings areas.

The CUS CARD is free for Turin University students, Erasmus students, teachers and employees. In addition, thanks to CUS Progetto Disabili, disabled students can enjoy all activities offered for free, using specially adapted equipment, under the presence of a qualified instructor.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

University of Turin is a great University in terms of program and preparation. Italy is a beautiful place to visit and to live in. The culture is very wide and there is a lot of things to see. People are very warm and kind. Italian food is one of the best in the world.

Advantages and disadvantages
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Its a good town to study, i got to do my masters in English, the professors were good, following lessons was good too, the interaction of italian students and other international students was not very good, italian students not all but most were most of the times group themselves and dont really socialise compared to international students who are very social. Language...

Theoretical frontal-lesson teaching
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The university provides a basic mostly theoretical approach knowledge. Teachers are competent but not really into innovative methods of teaching or practical work (work in groups, cases). Burden of study is rather big, a lot of hours studying are required if you want to have excellent results.