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Polytechnic University of Turin

4.0 out of 5 (56 ratings / 29 reviews) Turin, Italy
Politecnico di Torino is known both in Italy and abroad as a leading institution to study engineering and architecture. Tradition combines with innovation to make its campus a stimulating environment offering a wealth of opportunities.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded as institution in 1906, but its origins go back further. It was preceded by the Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers) founded in 1859 after the Casati Act, and by the Museo Industriale Italiano founded in 1862 under the aegis of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Industry. 


  • 22 Bachelor's degree programmes (3 in Architecture and 19 in Engineering)29 Master's degree programmes (6 in Architecture and 23 in Engineering) 19 educational paths taught completely in English
  • 3 I level Specializing Masters programmes15 II level Specializing Masters programmes
  • 1 Interuniversity Specializing Masters programme
  • 33 Lifelong Learning courses
  • 16 PhD programmes, including 5 in cooperation with other universities (3) and research centres (2)


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.

University Ranking

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Student services

In the Politecnico di Torino there are many students associations, dealing with sport, cultural events, cinema. If you wish to contact them you can do it once you are here in Turin.

Housing services

EDISU Piemonte, the Regional Agency for the Right to University Education of Piemonte. EDISU provides support to the study attendance and life of students through the following benefits, granted by public competition: accommodation service and scholarship. Besides the places provided by EDISU through the call, at the Department of International Affairs, the Foreign Citizens Office provides information on the possibility to rent a private flat or rooms in some hosting facilities affiliated with Politecnico.

Library services

The International Library is a new service offering reference and lending facilities for Italian and foreign works of literature, open to university students enrolled in Turin-based faculties. It boasts almost 1.000 reference works in 12 languages.

ICT services

Students are asked to bring their laptop computers with them, as they will have the possibility of connecting to the WI-FI (wireless LAN) at the Politecnico campus.

All students of the Politecnico di Torino have free access to Computer Labs located in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi or in Valentino Castle.Students are asked to bring their laptop computers with them.

Medical services

The immigration law requires you to take out a health insurance during your stay in Italy.

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.

Student clubs

In the Politecnico di Torino there are many students associations, dealing with sport, cultural events, cinema. If you wish to contact them you can do it once you are here in Turin.

Student Reviews

Moving from home to acquire confidence
Enrico D'Alessandro rated 3 out of 5 stars

I was born in Catania and moving to Turin has been the biggest challenge I ever faced. I arrived here at the age of 18 to start my bachelor degree, I remember well I was so afraid to not be good enough to attend it because the Polytechnic represents a national excellence and most of the students retire even before the end of the first year. Nevertheless I have passed the...

Never give up
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Exhausting but enjoyable

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is wonderful time that I have been