Politecnico di Torino

Politecnico di Torino

For more than 150 years, the Politecnico di Torino has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian levels concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering.

Top reasons to study here

  • Politecnico is a truly international and multicultural university which is currently chosen by over 5,000 international students.
  • Politecnico di Torino envisages a number of essential targets for the university: establishing among the top technical universities at international level.
  • Politecnico di Torino has developed an educational programme based on a sound cultural structure and a rigorous and deep analysis of the taught disciplines.



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).


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. 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Housing services

Politecnico di Torino has signed some agreements with housing companies to help international students in finding an accommodation.

In the framework of the above-mentioned agreements, exchange students can benefit from a priority booking on the accommodation offered by the housing companies. 

The other students, out of the exchange programs, can consult the offers in the housing companies website.

Library services

In order to facilitate the access to university books and other educational work, EDISU Piemonte runs two libraries. All students enrolled in the Universities of Piedmont can gain admission to this service by taking along an enrolment certificate for the current academic year. 

Medical services

  • The immigration law requires you to take out a health insurance during your stay in Italy.
  • As an alternative, once in Italy you can take out a private insurance through an Italian insurance company, that will cover urgent medical assistance (surgery and accidents) in the Emergency Room (Pronto Soccorso) of any hospital.

Student Life

Campus life

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

  • C.U.S. Torino (Centro Universitario Sportivo) organises physical training and sports activities for students and academic staff. Students can practice different sports, the most popular being soccer, skiing, swimming, basketball, tennis, volleyball and aerobics.
  • All sporting events are conducted at the C.U.S . facilities and grounds in different areas of the city.
  • Special events are organised for foreigners and easy terms are applied, please check with the C.U.S.

Student Reviews

Hard works pays of.. I guess
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It required a lot of hard work and dedication but also helped me gain a very good education in my field.

Way to success
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Polito is a wonderful experience in my academic life. I have experienced and faced productive challenges during these 2 years. Professors are well-qualified and also they have such a great ability to teach perfectly. I am pleased to have this chance to study at Polytechnic University of Turin in my master`s degree to develop my knowledge in theoretical subjects and put...

I'm building my bright future
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Politecnico di Torino is one of the best universities in Italy, my experience is both fun and hard.Professors are almost really good, most of them spent some time studying abroad. Exams are very hard , but this is why we can be sure about our preparation and future.

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