The University of Turin offers a wide choice of study options; if you are an International student interested in a full time application to one of our first and second cycle degree courses or an Erasmus student who is planning a restricted period of time in our University, this page is aimed at providing you with helpful indications to organise your study period in Torino.
Useful information for international students (general enquiries, program structure, admission procedure)
- Recognition of academic qualifications
- Scholarships for international students
- International students office
How can I apply?
If you are an international student and you want to apply to the University of Torino, please have a look at the Application for international students web page and follow the instructions. Please note that if you have a qualification issued by a non-Italian High School or University, you are required to apply through Apply@UniTO procedure: Application for international students
Prerequisites and eligibility
The Course in Psychological Sciences and Techniques is a restricted access Undergraduate Degree Course based on a local ranking list.
To register for the three-year bachelor's degree programme it is necessary to have a High School qualification or other diploma obtained abroad and recognized as valid (for diplomas obtained abroad please contact the International Student's Office of the University).
There is a limit to the number of students who may register (local University planning system). The places available on the degree course are 400 for EU and 10 for non-EU students resident abroad. No specific knowledge is required: however, the entry test mainly focuses on basic preparation in psychological subjects such as history, philosophy, psychology and pedagogy, the basics of biology, mathematics and statistics.
To enrol in the three-year bachelor's degree programme it is necessary to take a selective admission test. Pre-registration is mandatory to sit the admission test.
For further information, consult the page How to register for the admission test on UniTo.it.
To take the test it is necessary to pay a fee of 51.50 Euros (non-refundable). You can download the MAV form (for payment) when you pre-register online. Payment must be made before the test date; the receipt must be kept and shown during the identification procedure which will take place before sitting the admission test.
The admission test cannot be taken unless pre-registration has taken place before the deadline.
Pre-registration must be carried out online during the period indicated in the application form.
Please read the application form for the course in which you are interested carefully (published on the University Register online: to consult it, enter the key word "admission"). It provides all the necessary information to take the admission test (date and format, consultation of merit ratings and enrolment confirmation).
For more information go to the page Closed courses with local merit rating on UniTo.it
For further information, please refer to the Psychology Hub Office.
About the Test
The test consists of 70 questions to be answered within 60 minutes.
A valid identification document (where possible the same as that provided for registration to the University portal) and the pre-registration payment receipt (we would also advise you to bring the reminder printed at the end of the online procedure) are required for admission to the test.
Non-EU students must present a valid personal identification document or regular permit of stay or an application therefore.
Non-EU students who are resident abroad must also take the Italian language and general culture test.
For detailed information consult the application form.
Admission test for the A.Y. 2018/2019 Example
English language test
The test will be followed by an English language knowledge test.
This is mandatory, but its result shall not influence scores for admission to the degree course.
The aim of the test is to assess the level of knowledge of the English language. Students who have language certificates such as First Certificate, CAE, TOEFL and Proficiency are still required to sit the test.
The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The test lasts 45 minutes. The candidates must remain in the test venue until completion of the two tests: test + English language test. The two tests will be held in the same session.
The results will be published on the Psychology Department website (www.psicologia.unito.it).
The students enrolled according to the result obtained will be entered into one of the following two levels:
Level 1 – Level 1 language course
The language course is annual with compulsory attendance. The programme is strictly linguistic and grammatical at Beginners/Elementary level (roughly corresponding to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Students will take an assessment test during the course. The following year the students must attend the 2nd level language course.
Level 2 – Level 2 language course
The language course is annual with compulsory attendance. The programme is strictly linguistic and grammatical up to Pre-Intermediate level (indicatively corresponding to a level between A1 and B2 of the descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Students will take an assessment test during the course. The following year students must attend the English language course.
Level 3 – English language course
The course does not require compulsory attendance. Consult the pages related to the three-year bachelor’s degree programme for information on the programmes, exam formats and credits attributed.
Results of the admission test
The results of the admission test will be published on the University website www.unito.it
Merit ratings can be found in the private area of MyUnito which is accessed by logging in from the University portal (top right).
No personal communications will be provided on the test results.
Contacts of Erasmus Office
The Erasmus Coordinator of the Department, prof Emanuela Rabaglietti, will give you some practical advices and discuss about your Learning Agreement.
The Department organizes for incoming students an orientation meeting through peer to peer relationships with our italian students who collaborate with the Department of Psychology to ask them for further information.
On arrival you have to head at Infopoint office to formally register your Erasmus period
Before going home
At the end of your studies at the University of Turin you have to contact the Infopoint to formally conclude your Erasmus.
Infopoint will give you the certificate of stay, the transcript of records and, if you have passed the final exam, a certificate of the Erasmus Italian Language Course.
For further information visit the exchange-students-and-erasmus-mobility page in Unito.it
From 2016 to 2019 the President in charge is Daniela Converso, professor in Psychology of the Workplace and Organizations.
The President may designate, among the teachers belonging to the Council, a vice-president who compensates him in all its functions in case of impediment or absence.
For the three-year period 2016/2019 the Vice-President is Paola Fausta Maria Molina, professor in Psychology of the development and education
The didactic structure of reference is the Department of Psychology
In the Department of Psychology all courses are taught in Italian, however some teachers provide students with an English/other languages bibliography. You can choose to study english/other languages or regular bibliography.
For your safety, we recommend to check bibliography with the teacher.
In our department are available two versions for the some course (A or B). Check which course is activated in the Lessons timetable
Academic Year 2019/2020
- Lessons, first semester (including make-up lessons)
Semptember 30 2019 – December 21 2019
- Lessons, second semester (including make-up lessons)
February 10 2020 to 30 May 2020
Christmas 23 December 2019 - 6 January 2020
Easter 9 April 2020 - 14 April 2020
Winter Session January 7 2020 - February 8 2020
Summer Session June 1 2020 - July 24 2020
Autumn Session 2019-2020 August 31 2020- September 30 2020
- Laboratories Results
June 6 2020
September 5 2020
- Edumeter Evaluation
Evaluation I semester opens: December 2 2019
Evaluation II semester opens : April 20 2020
- Final thesis discussion and proclamation
Summer Session a.y. 2019-2020
July 6 - July 17 2020
Academic year 2018/2019
September 3 2018 - September 29 2018; Exams
October 1 2018 - December 22 2018; Lessons, first semester (including make-up lessons)
November 5 2018 - November 23 2018; Autumn session, thesis dissertations (2017/2018)*
January 7 2019 - February 8 2019; Exams
February 11 2019 - May 25 2019; Lessons, second semester (including make-up lessons)
March 4 2019 - March 22 2019; Additional dissertation session*
February 11 2019 - May 25 2019; Laboratories**
July 8 2019 - July 19 2019; Summer session undergraduate and Graduate dissertations
By September 6 2019; Second Summer session, only undergraduate dissertations
May 26 - July 26 2019; Exams
September 2 2019 - September 28 2019: Exams
November 4 2019 - November 22 2019; Autumn session, thesis dissertations (2018/2019)*
March 2 2020- March 20 2020; Extraordinary session a.y. 2018-2019
After having completed their career plan, students can consult the updated class schedule on App MyUniTO+
*During the discussion period the other teaching activities continue according to the planned schedule
** It is possible that for educational/organizational reasons some laboratories are also activated during the lessons period
Where the classrooms are
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International Students Desk - Mobility and International Didactics Office
deals with Visas, formal requirements and enrolment for foreign students or students with foreign previous degree.
Vicolo Benevello, 3A 10124 Torino How to reach us
For information about opening hours, check the contacts page
Provides information about the didactics and the organization of the Course
Via Verdi 10, 10124 Turin How to reach us
phone: +39 0116702778
Monday and Thursday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am-1.00 pm / 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm
Wednesday 11.00 am- 2.00 pm
International students can get useful information about accommodations, Italian language courses, services etc.
Erasmus students head here to to formally conclude the Erasmus period for the certificate of stay, the transcript of records and, if you have passed the final exam, a certificate of the Erasmus Italian Language Course.
For facilities services aimed to ease the studies, the attendance and the every day life for students
Students with physical or learning disabilities
All info pertaining to Test implementation for disabled candidates and candidates with SLD (Specific Learning Disabilities) is available on the competitive examination announcement.