Second level Specializing Master

Call for applications for the 2010/2011 academic year

The Politecnico di Torino offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits attending a II level specializing master program.
The initiative is promoted by the Politecnico di Torino and the Compagnia di San Paolo.

Academic offer

For the 2010/2011 academic year, applications for the following second level Specializing Master programs will be accepted:

General information on the Specializing Master programs

Level: Post graduate courses (after a Master of Science degree)

Location: Torino

Language in which the courses are held: English

Length: 1 year

The activities will begin in September 2010.

Requirements

Academic requirements

In order to be admitted into a II level Specializing Master program, applicants must possess a university degree equivalent to a Master of Science degree, which is approximately equivalent to five years after secondary school.
For further information, please visit the "admission requirements" section of each Specializing Master program website.

Application is open to students who:

  • are not Italian citizens, or are Italian citizens who are also in possess of another citizenship;
  • are not recipients of any other scholarships, Italian or foreign.

Obtaining a II level Specializing Master degree at the Politecnico di Torino

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

Scholarships

Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic career and of their Curriculum Vitae.

Amount of the scholarship

  • The gross amount of the scholarship is 6.000 Euro per year for the complete period (1 year).
  • The amount of the scholarship will not be increased in case the student benefits from an internship extension.
  • The allocation of the scholarship is dependent upon the submission, within 10 days from the arrival in Italy of the student, of the original documentation, which must correspond with the documentation attached to the online form (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).
  • Payment of the scholarship occurs periodically. The first instalment is dependent upon the possession of the relevant documentation (enrollment certification, 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 (September 2010), but at the end of October 2010.
  • 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 Compagnia di San Paolo - Politecnico scholarship must promptly notify the Politecnico di Torino.
  • 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: 12 a.m. (Italian time) on May 17th, 2010.
  • 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 Compagnia di San Paolo - Politecnico 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 Compagnia di San Paolo - Politecnico scholarship (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).

    The following documentation must be attached in pdf format to the online application form:

    1. Passport or, for EU citizens, other ID document
    2. Official transcript(s) (original or authenticated copy) issued by the registrar of your university of origin 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
      • the number of credits earned with each exam (where applicable)
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. The request to admission to the Master programs
    5. 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)
    6. Optional letters of reference (2 maximum)
    7. Optional personal introduction letter (written by the applicant)

    The above documents must be rendered in English.

    We emphasize 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 master committee 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.
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 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 hand in the original documentation within 10 days from the student’s arrival according to the above conditions will result in the non-allocation of the scholarship.

Publication of the final list of standings is foreseen for June 2010.

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 "Compagnia di San Paolo - Politecnico project" and the Specializing Master program for which he/she has been selected.

Facilities

Tuition fees for Compagnia di San Paolo students are covered by the project.
Compagnia di San Paolo - Politecnico scholarship recipients, together with the second level Specializing Master courses, will benefit from:

  • an intensive Italian language course, 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 Italian Embassies and Consulates
  • 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 Compagnia di San Paolo - 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 about 100 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 programs

Ufficio Master e Formazione Permanente

E-mail:

master.universitari@polito.it

Tel.:

+39 011 090 5713
+39 011 090 5717
+39 011 090 6108

Fax:

+39 011 090 5730

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