Second level Specializing Master

Call for applications for the 2009/2010 academic year

The Politecnico di Torino offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits to attend a Bachelor, Master of Science, or II level Specializing Master program in Engineering or Architecture.

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 programs

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 program, applicants must possess a 5-year (10 semesters) university degree. Applications from students who possess of a 4-year (8 semesters) university degree may be possibly evaluated by the selection commission. For further information, please visit the “Admission requirements and cultural prerequisites” section of each Specializing Master website.

Application is open to students who:

  • are not a Italian citizens, or are Italian citizens who are also in possess of another citizenship
  • 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 2nd level Specializing Master 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 scholarship for the second level Specializing Master programs is 6.000 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 Politecnico 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.

How to apply

Scholarship winners will be selected among the students who have successfully completed and submitted the online application form within the following deadlines:

  • Deadline for non-EU citizens residing outside of Italy: March 22nd 2009.
  • Deadline for EU citizens or non-EU citizens residing in Italy: April 30th 2009.

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 affixed to the Official Register of the Politecnico di Torino and published in the “Selection outcomes” section of each single specializing Master 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 together with a copy of the receipt of the dispatch by express courier of the original documentation. Failure to send in the 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 2nd 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 June 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 "Politecnico scholarship" and the second level specializing Master for which he/she has been selected.

Facilities

  • Tuition fees for Politecnico scholarship recipients are covered by the project.
  • Politecnico scholarship recipients, together with the second level Specializing Master courses, 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 , 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 ( E.DI.S.U. 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  Italian Embassies and Consulates .

Notes

  • The Politecnico 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 Politecnico 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.

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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