Second level Specializing Master

Call for Applications for the 2009/2010 Academic Year

The “Invest your talent in Italy” project (formerly known as Italia-India project) offers Indian and Turkish students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits to graduate from the Politecnico di Torino attending a second level Specializing Master degree in Engineering.

Academic offer

For the 2009/2010 Academic Year, applications for the following second level Specializing Master programs will be accepted:

General information on second level Specializing Master degrees

Location: Torino

Language in which the courses are held: English

Length: 1 year

The activities will begin in September 2009.

Requirements

Academic requirements

In order to be admitted into the second level Specializing Master programs, applicants must be in possess of a 5-year (10 semesters) university degree. Applications from students who are in possess of a 4-year (8 semesters) university degree may be possibly evaluated by the selection commission.

Application is open to students who:

  • are Indian or Turkish citizens
  • are not already enrolled in a University program or PhD in any Italian University
  • are not recipients of other scholarships, Italian or foreign.

Obtaining a degree at the Politecnico di Torino

In the website of each individual Master course are indicated the credits necessary to obtain the degree (see the “Course syllabus” section).

Scholarships

Selection criteria

Applicants will be accepted based on their previous academic career and on their Curriculum Vitae.

Amount of the scholarship

  • The gross amount of the Italia-India scholarship for the second level Specializing Master program is 8.000 Euro for the complete period. The exact net sum is dependent upon the individual tax conditions of each student, which can be verified only upon the arrival of the student.
  • Payment of the scholarship occurs periodically. The first instalment is dependent upon the possession of the relevant documentation (residence permit, Italian fiscal code, and bank account in the name of the scholarship recipient), all obtainable upon arrival in Italy; for this reason, the first instalment is not paid at the moment of arrival at the Politecnico di Torino, but at the end of the following month.

Requirements to maintain the scholarship

  • Given that it is not possible to combine the benefits received from more than one scholarship, students who are assigned another study grant while receiving the Italia-India scholarship must promptly notify the Politecnico di Torino.
  • Payment of the scholarship will be suspended if the academic performance of the recipient does not meet a satisfactory level.
  • Payment of the scholarship will be suspended if the attendance of the recipient does not meet the requirements of the rules of the specializing master that will be handed over before the course start.

How to apply

To apply, students must, under the penalty of being excluded from the selection process:

COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

  • Deadline 8 p.m. (Italian time) on March 22nd, 2009.

Method: fill in the online application form by first registering and providing your biographical information, logging in and choosing your level and degree course, and subsequently submitting the application. Students must also provide information on their previous educational career, language abilities and work experience, and they must attach the necessary documentation in pdf format. After having completed these steps, the application for a scholarship will be considered complete.
N.B. The scholarship or project for which the applicant is eligible is not specified in the application form, since the Politecnico will automatically assess your eligibility for the Invest your talent in Italy scholarship based on the information you provide. At the end of the selection process, the Politecnico di Torino will inform you if you have been selected for a Invest your talent in Italy scholarship (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).
The following documentation must be attached in pdf format to the online application form: :

  1. an official transcript (original or authenticated copy) issued by the registrar of your university of origin which certifies the attainment of the degree and containing ALL of the following information: list of exams sustained in the program of study with the score of each exam, the planned duration of the program of study (no. of semesters), the final score and, where applicable, the number of credits earned with each exam.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. The request to admission to the Master programs
  4. an English language certificate (if you do not have any English language certificate, you are required to insert, in the “other documents” section, a written declaration testifying your level of knowledge of the English language. In this case the Politecnico di Torino reserves the right to contact the candidate for a telephone interview)
  5. Optional letters of reference (2 maximum)
  6. Optional personal introduction letter (written by the applicant)

The documents must be rendered in English.

We emphasise that the data shown in the documents must coincide with those inserted in the online application form. Moreover, failure to attach even one of the above documents will result in exclusion from the selection process.

Selection outcomes

Following the closure of the online application form, a special commission will meet to assess the applications.

At the end of the selection process, a provisional list of standings will be composed with the names of the students who have been awarded a scholarship and the names of the eligible applicants that may be awarded a scholarship in the event of one or more renunciations.

The list of standings will be published on the Official Register of the Politecnico di Torino, on the section “Selection outcomes” of the specific specializing master, on this project website and on the application section of the Politecnico website.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AFFIXING OF THE LIST OF STANDINGS TO THE OFFICIAL REGISTER OF THE POLITECNICO DI TORINO WILL BE, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, THE ONLY OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION OF INCLUSION IN THE LIST OF SELECTIONS AND, FOR STUDENTS WITH THE APPROPRIATE QUALIFICATIONS, THE ONLY OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION THAT THEY HAVE BEEN AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP.

An e-mail message will be sent to all scholarship recipients and eligible applicants summarising the terms for the disbursement of the scholarship. This message will be sent to the address(es) specified by the students themselves on the online application form. NEVERTHELESS, THIS MESSAGE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION OF THE OUTCOME OF THE SELECTION.

The scholarship awardees and eligible applicants who wish to confirm their position must take the following steps:

  1. download the Master acceptance declaration which will be published together with the list of selection outcomes, fill it in and fax it to the number +39 011 090 5730 by together with a copy of the receipt of the dispatch by express courier of the original documentation. Failure to send in the acceptance fax within the given period will constitute a definitive renunciation and the scholarship will be reassigned accordingly.
  2. send to the Politecnico di Torino the original of the documentation attached to the online application form (see the above list).

    The documents must be sent to the following address:

    Politecnico di Torino

    Ufficio Protocollo

    Master in ……(name of the second level Specializing Master)

    Progetto ……(name of the project)

    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24

    10129 Torino

    ITALIA

    Failure to send in the fax within the given period will constitute a definitive renunciation and the scholarship will be reassigned accordingly.

Publication of the final list of standings is foreseen for May 2009.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AFFIXING OF THE LIST OF STANDINGS TO THE OFFICIAL REGISTER OF THE POLITECNICO DI TORINO WILL BE, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, THE ONLY OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION OF INCLUSION IN THE LIST OF SELECTIONS AND, FOR STUDENTS WITH THE APPROPRIATE QUALIFICATIONS, THE ONLY OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION THAT THEY HAVE BEEN AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP.

We emphasize that the Politecnico di Torino assumes no responsibility for the applicant's failure to view the list of standings and/or the terms for the acceptance of the scholarships as published online and on the Official Register of the Politecnico.

In all the e-mail messages and the correspondence sent to the Politecnico following the awarding of the scholarship, the recipient must clearly specify "Invest your talent in Italy project" and the Master course for which he/she has been selected.

Facilities

Tuition fees for Invest your talent in Italy students are covered by the project.
Invest your talent in Italy scholarship recipients, together with the second level Specializing Master course, will benefit from:

  • an intensive Italian language course, compulsory and free of charge
  • advice on lodging facilities (for more information visit the Accommodation section)
  • additional services offered to the student community (access to the Politecnico libraries and computer laboratories, WI-FI (wireless LAN), etc.); scholarship recipients will also be entitled to all the services offered by the regional university student assistance organisation, Ente regionale per il DIritto allo Studio Universitario ( EDISU Piemonte) at full fee: student canteen service, cultural and recreational activities, sports activities, libraries with lending service, etc. (for more information visit the Campus Facilities section)
  • assistance in obtaining an entry visa. For more information consult the Immigration Requirements section and the websites of the .
  • assistance by the Stage and Job Placement Office for internship and employment.

Notes

  • Please note that the Specializing Master programs will be activated only in the event that the minimum number of students required is reached. Only in that moment the selected students will be contacted in order to receive the corresponding letter to obtain the student VISA
  • The scholarship does not include accommodation costs, which are thus totally at the expense of the student
  • The Politecnico di Torino does not guarantee any type of accommodation for Invest your talent in Italy scholarship recipients. For students turning to the private market to rent an apartment, the initial amount requested for the cautionary deposit is equal to about three months rent, plus any fees charged by the real estate agency, if applicable. The approximate amount of the rent for an apartment shared with other students comes to about 250 EURO/month per person, and the rent for a small/medium sized apartment is about 500 EURO/month.
  • Enrolment at the Politecnico includes insurance coverage for accidents occurring on the university premises.

    Medical insurance for emergencies (First Aid), as required by the law for non-EU citizens, is 98 EURO per year. Upon their arrival in Italy, students must pay this amount to INA Assitalia: this is required for the conversion of the entry visa into a residence permit. For further information on these matters, see the Health insurance section.

  • We advise students to go to the Italian Embassy or Consulate to inform themselves on the necessary requirements to obtain an entry visa in Italy.

Specific contacts for second level Specializing Master

Master office

e-mail:

master.universitari@polito.it

Tel.:

+39 011 090 7913

+39 011 090 6108

+39 011 090 5713

+39 011 090 5717

Fax:

+39 011 090 5730

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