Apply for the International track

Requirements, procedures and deadlines

Curricular requirements
  • Bachelor degree or University diploma obtained after a period of study of 3 years; applicants that do not have a Bachelor degree by the date of their application submission can still apply to this programme provided they earn 100 credits (ECTS) by (typically) the end of March of the application year [the exact deadline is specified in the yearly call] 
  • competences and prior learning acquired by the applicant during the previous academic path, expressed in ECTS credits, must amount to a minimum of 40 credits in core subjects (CHIM/07, FIS/01, FIS/03, MAT/02, MAT/03, MAT/05) and a minimum of 60 credits in the scientific disciplinary fields of specific and related subjects (CHIM/07, FIS/01, FIS/02, FIS/03, FIS/04, INF/01, ING-IND/31, ING-INF/01, ING-INF/02, ING-INF/05, ING-INF/07, MAT/06, MAT/07, MAT/08). In practice, most of our students hold a Bachelor degree in Physics or Physical Engineering, but some of them have a Bachelor in Mathematics, Mathematics for Engineering or Engineering (Information Area). Other Bachelor degrees may be eligible, depending on whether the applicant's specific study plan fulfills the above requirements. Details are reported in the call for applications. 
Average grade requirements
  • Applicants with a Bachelor degree from Politecnico: students who completed their Bachelor degree programme in:
    • 4 years or less are eligible regardless of their average grade;
    • between 4 and 5 years are required to have a weighted average grade* of at least 21/30
    • more than 5 years are required to have a weighted average grade* of at least 24/30
  • Applicants from other Italian Universities: are required to have a weighted average grade* of at least 24/30, regardless of the number of years they took to graduate
  • Applicants from foreign Universities: are eligible if
    • have qualifications awarded by a non-Italian institution and considered valid [please have a look here];
    • meet the curricular requirements of the MS programme.

(*) the weighted average grade is computed as Σ (grade x credits) / Σ credits

English Language requirements
  • The program is fully taught in English. The applicant must have an English language certificate (B2 Level) or equivalent, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). See here for accepted certifications.
How to apply
  • Students wishing to enrol at PoliTO must submit their applications online (click here if you are a student with an Italian degree, and here if you are a student with a foreign degree)
  • Students wishing to enrol at Paris universities are invited to contact the coordinators (see links at the bottom of this page)
Deadlines for applications
  • For students with an Italian Bachelor degree (with any citizenship) the call typically expires at the end of May (e.g. in 2022 it was on May 31, 2022);
  • For students with a non-Italian Bachelor degree (with any citizenship) the call typically expires slightly earlier, by the end of April or the beginning of May (e.g. in 2022 it was on May 20, 2022);
  • Please visit this page for more information
How many students are admitted each year?
  • We typically admit 20 students at PoliTO each year. Candidates with a good and pertinent CV are admitted to an interview. Typically, the candidate is interviewed on a topic of physics/maths that (s)he has chosen and that (s)he is expected to be familiar with (like the BS thesis or one of the last year exams), which (s)he required to illustrate at the whiteboard, in English, in the form of an informal talk of 20 minutes, addressed to a non-specialized audience. This year, due to CoViD-19 emergency, interviews will be carried out remotely.

Partner Institutions

Role of the various partner institutions in Trieste
  • The Trieste semester is co-organized by 2 partner institutions:
    SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) and ICTP (the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics).
    These institutions do not enrol students directly.
    Lectures are held partly at SISSA and partly at ICTP.
Role of the various partner institutions in Paris
  • The Paris semester (see also here) is co-organized by 3 partner institutions:
    Université Sorbonne,
    Université Paris-Diderot,
    Université Paris-Sud,
    From the administrative point of view, students from Politecnico di Torino are enrolled in one of the 3 universities, following a criterion of even distribution among them.
    Lectures (all students together) are held in the Sorbonne (Jussieu) and Paris-Diderot (Paris Rive Gauche) campuses.

Language of Teaching

  • The international path of the Master programme is fully taught in English. See here above for the language requirements for admission.

Obtained Degrees

  • Graduates receive a double degree: a "Laurea Magistrale" (Master of Science) degree from Politecnico di Torino and an M2 degree from one of the French partner universities. In addition, they receive a "Diploma supplement" from Politecnico di Torino, specifying the details of the mobility program.

Financial Support

  • Students of the most recent intakes have received "Erasmus+" fellowships for the Paris semester, an equivalent support for the Trieste semester, and full coverage of the Spring College living and travel (up to a fixed threshold) expenses. Additional support for the Paris semester has been provided, on a competitive basis, by some institutions in the Paris area.
  • Furthermore, every year the Politecnico di Torino provides financial support for highly qualified international students with the TOPoliTO Programme. The yearly gross amount of each scholarship is 8000 euros. Further information can be found here and here
  • Finally, ICTP will support students from developing countries who are selected for the Programme, in their first year.


  • Partner institutions provide support in finding accommodation through their housing offices.

With the financial support of:

Organizing committee:

Prof. A. Braunstein [POLITO]

Prof. A. Rosa [SISSA]

Dr. M. Marsili [ICTP]

Prof. D. Mouhanna [Sorbonne]

Prof. J. B. Fournier [Université Paris Cité]

Prof. Ch.Texier [Paris-Saclay]