General Information About the University of Turin

University of Turin is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy, with 120 buildings and 75,000 students. Founded in 1404, the university has been recognized as a different city ‘within the city’, with campuses located in different areas in Turin, promoting cultural development, providing research, innovation, education and employment.

Moreover , the University of Turin is proud of its sustainability efforts and is seriously committed to contributing to the sustainable development of society . With economic, social and environmental sustainability, UniTO has been committed to sustainability over the past few years. Employing approximately 3,700 human resources and an economic value of 460 million euros, UniTO is closely connected with the local community.

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University of Turin , one of the largest Italian universities open to international research and education , also provides training in various programs besides engineering and architecture. There are medical diagnostics, biosensoristics and nanotechnology research centers that are among the best in Italy. University; It has a remarkable tradition of research in traditional subjects such as history, philosophy, law, economics and medicine. It is also currently developing itself in key sectors such as food science, social policy, IT, performing arts and communication sciences.

There are 22 libraries in 32 different areas at the university. It is known for its Botanical Garden and several university museums such as “Cesare Lombroso” – Museum of Criminal Anthropology and “Luigi Rolando” – Museum of Human Anatomy. The University places emphasis on a network of local museums on subjects ranging from Egyptian to contemporary art, and also manages its own media, radio, television and film production units.

According to the latest figures, there are 75,000 students within the University of Turin . Approximately 4,600 of them are international students. There are 69 undergraduate, 75 master’s and 34 doctoral programs. It has a wide education staff with 429 professors and 776 associate professors.

Where is the University of Turin?

University of Turin is located in the northwest of Italy, on the banks of the River Po, in Turin, the administrative center of the Piedmont Region and the third largest city in Italy.

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University of Turin Alumni, Famous Graduates

In 1506, the Erasmus of Rotterdam received his degree here. In addition, many scholars, especially French and English, preferred this university as the first step. Many of the leading figures of the 20th century, such as Antonio Gramsci, Piero Gobetti, Palmiro Togliatti, Massimo Bontempelli, Norberto Bobbio, Cesare Pavese, who played an important role in Italian political, social and cultural life, and Nobel Prize winners Salvatore Luria, Rita Levi- Montalcini, Renato Dulbecco, Presidents of the Italian Republic Luigi Einaudi and Giuseppe Saragat graduated from the University of Turin .

University of Turin Library

  • 22 libraries spread over 32 locations
  • Approximately 3,200 workstations
  • More than 2,900,000 volumes
  • Nearly 23,000 new bibliographic books
  • More than 237,000 online resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, documents, reports)
  • More than 17,500 active users
  • Over 1,207,000 visits to the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
  • Over 135,500 local and interlibrary loans

Student Life at the University of Turin

Students at the University of Turin are at the centre of cultural opportunities, thanks to a wide variety of events, museums, sites, monuments, churches, parks, theatres throughout the year. Turin’s exciting lifestyle is particularly favored by young people and students willing to pursue their academic careers in this city. In recent years, great efforts have been made to improve the services the city offers to the student community. Turin is a student-focused city, from a brand-new campus to more study and accommodation options, transportation and student-friendly policies.

With over 1,000 Erasmus + agreements and more than 600 cooperation agreements with 177 universities worldwide, the University of Turin strongly encourages and supports the mobility of students between countries and disciplines. The city is in the center of Italy and close to France, so it is close to many different areas for students to visit. Turin is also very popular with winter sports.

You can take a look at our article about “25 Things to Do in Italy” .

University of Turin “Buddy Project”

The University of Turin can assign a Buddy to all new incoming students. Your Buddy is a student at UniTO and offers a meeting and support service to its International students, Erasmus+ program or students coming from abroad for study purposes.

If you are starting a course or going on Erasmus you will be contacted directly by a Buddy before you arrive in Turin. When you arrive in Italy you will be able to meet Buddy and begin your University of Turin experience.

So what are the benefits of a Buddy?

  • To make new friends
  • Learn Italian language and culture
  • Getting information and clarifying doubts before leaving
  • The libraries, study rooms, university canteens, sports activities etc. offered by the university. get information about services
  • Get information about health, residence permit and housing
  • Fulfilling administrative procedures (enrolling in courses in your career plan, enrolling for exams, etc.)

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The Place of the University of Turin in the World Rankings

  • CWUR World University Rankings 2018-2019 ranks 208th in the world and 6th in Italy.
  • ARWU Shanghai Rankings 2018-2019 ranks #2 in the top 300 universities.
  • NTU Taiwan Rankings 2018-2019 is ranked 171st in the world and 6th in Italy.
  • US News Best Global Universities Rankings 2018-2019 ranked 232 in the world and 8th in Italy.
  • Green-metric Universities Sustainability Rankings 2018-2019 ranked 47th in the world and 2nd in Italy.

If you want a general ranking, you can take a look at the Italian universities in the top 500 .

University of Turin Graduates Job Finding (Employment) Rate

The University of Turin graduated over 13900 graduates in 2019. 9400 of them are graduates of undergraduate departments and 5-6 years graduate departments, and 4500 of them are graduates.

According to the Employment Rate of 2017 Graduates from AlmaLaurea 2019 and ISTAT Workforce, within 1 year after graduation:

  • A total of 61.1% found employment. (national average 53.5%)
  • Of these, 50.5% of undergraduate graduates found a job. (national average 41.1)
  • 78.2% of the graduates of 5-6 years graduate programs found a job. (national average 64.2)
  • 74.7% of postgraduate graduates found a job. (national average 74.8)

Departments of the University of Turin

You can get more information by reviewing the articles ” Bachelor ‘s Education in Italy and ” Master’s Education in Italy”.

English Undergraduate Programs

  • Business and Management
  • Global Law and Transnational Legal Studies
  • Medicine and Surgery

University of Turin’s undergraduate programs are 3 years long, excluding Medicine and Surgery (6 years). A high school diploma and English language proficiency are required for admission. TARM exam is held for language proficiency. In addition to this exam, it is necessary to pass the OFA exam, which tests general basic knowledge.

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English Master’s Degrees

  • Area & Global Studies for International Cooperation
  • Business Administration
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Economics
  • European Legal Studies
  • Materials Science
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Quantitative Finance and Insurance
  • Stochastics and Data Science

Master’s programs at the University of Turin are 2 years. For admission, it is necessary to pass the exam in which the basic information about the department is measured and to get a valid grade from the language exam.

University of Turin Faculty of Medicine

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Medical education at the University of Turin started in 2017. The medical school is located in a teaching hospital known as San Luigi, in a town called Orbassano, about 13 km southwest of Turin. This arrangement allows students to experience and witness live treatments given to patients, as well as to observe various research studies. The campus contains everything professional medical students need.

On campus, there are emergency departments, hospitals, comfortable conference rooms and world-class medical research laboratories. The medical school campus has a proximal structure, making it easy for students to easily communicate with faculty and other medical professionals. This medical school curriculum is also designed so that students can do internships in their first year. The Faculty has a special type of course called “Dorsale Clinica”. This type of tutoring allows the student to discuss specific clinical cases with a specific clinical coordinator, continuing until year 6, when students will focus more on clinical issues.

You can also check our topic ” Studying Medicine in Italy “.

University of Turin , which allow the integration of both research and didactic information. In addition, it offers students the Erasmus placement program, work placement and many more services.

Medical education at the University of Turin lasts 6 years. A single exam in English is valid for admission; International Medical Admission Test (IMAT). The test cost is approximately 130 €.

For detailed information, you can read the article ” IMAT “.

Tuition Fees at the University of Turin

At the University of Turin, fees are calculated based on family income and the student’s country of origin. Fees range from 150 € to 3500 €.

Italy is one of the countries that offer the most scholarship opportunities in Europe. Scholarship opportunities vary depending on the university and department you are applying to. In Italy, each region grants scholarships according to the rules it determines. These scholarships vary according to family income, success and personal income of students.

University of Turin scholarship packages range from 2000 € to 5500 €.

You can also take a look at our article on Fees and Scholarships in Italy .

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Dormitory and Accommodation Facilities at the University of Turin

provides dormitories for Turin University students and international exchange students (Erasmus+ etc.). In any case, there are also accommodation opportunities for those who want to choose private dormitories, rooms and flats out of school .

Dormitory fees average between 200 – 450 € per month. In Turin, you have to pay around 300 € per month for a single room and 250 € for double rooms. Flat rents start from 500 €.

For detailed information , you can take a look at the topic ” Accommodation in Italy “.

You can contact us to make an application to the University of Turin.