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 3 reasons to study here

  • Over 500 agreements with partner universities worldwide, plus more than 1,000 bilateral agreements specifically dedicated to the Erasmus Plus programme.
  • A modern approach, renovated infrastructure, innovative courses and research programmes: UniTo is a forward-looking institution
  • Clear awareness of its social responsibilities and of the importance of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.



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 the University of Torino, as well as three Nobel Laureates - Salvatore Luria, Rita Levi Montalcini, Renato Dulbecco - and two future Presidents of Italy.


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 2017/2018, the following NEW degree courses taught in English will be available: Business Administration (master level) and Medicine and Surgery (one long cycle degree course).The University’s 27 departments offer excellent opportunities for Italian and non-Italian academic staff; 4 doctoral schools provide 29 doctoral programmes.Its Medical Diagnostic, Biosensoristics and Nanotechnologies research centres are amongst the best ones in Italy.


International and local funding programmes, both public and private, support the University’s commitment to innovation and research.

UniTo is extremely aware of its role in the local community, and promotes transfer of research results to industry through patent licensing and spin-offs, respecting economic, social and environmental sustainability.

UniTo ranks 177 in NTU Ranking 2016 and it is listed in Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars among the top 100 research Institutions in the World.


The Job Placement Service helps students and new graduates to enter the labour market, by providing assistance in writing CVs, preparing for job interviews and developing soft skills as well as individual professional projects.

It serves as an intermediary between the University and the job market, promoting Career Days and a number of other events connected to the job market, supporting students in their careers choices and assisting companies, public bodies and international institutions to find and choose students and recent graduates.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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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 Torino provides a range of options in order to help its international students and guests find an accommodation in the city. They can apply for accommodation at Edisu University Residences or they can use the Sportello Casa Service and the Internet platform HousingAnywhere to find accommodation in private residences or share an apartment with other students.

For private rental agreements, depending on the type and the size of the accommodation, the monthly rent for one person can vary from 250 euro to 500 euro.

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

EU students coming to Italy can access the National Health Service with their European Health Insurance Card, issued in their country of residence. If they need to undertake medical examinations, they can address the so called “family doctor” free of charge.

Extra EU students must apply to the Italian National Health Service by paying an annual fee or buy a private health insurance

Student Life

Campus life

Students and academic staff can make use of 34 libraries with over 2 million books, the Botanic Gardens, and a number of university museums; university accommodation, eating places, and sports facilities are well situated.

Torino is a lively, people-oriented city, and boasts a wide variety of cultural resources: historic buildings, world-class museums and galleries, and numerous exhibitions and fairs. The city’s parks and 2 rivers together with the nearby mountains and lakes provide a great leisure environment.

Sports facilities

CUS Torino Sports Centre aims at promoting competitive and non-competitive sports among students, teachers and employees at UniTo. The CUS CARD is free for students, Erasmus students, teachers and employees of the University of Torino.

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.

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