Call for applications for the 2014/2015 academic year
The Eni Project offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits to graduate from the Politecnico di Torino attending the Master of Science program in Petroleum Engineering.
The project is promoted by the Politecnico di Torino and financed by Eni - Exploration & Production Division, and Eni Corporate University.
The length of the program is 2 years full time and corresponds to 120 ECTS credits. All the courses are entirely held in English.
The activities will begin in September 2014.
Further information on the program is available on the Petroleum Engineering Program website.
In order to be admitted into the Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering program, applicants must possess a university degree equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree, which is approximately equivalent to three or four years after secondary school, depending on the number of secondary school years; alternatively, they must have completed at least 8 semesters of university courses, in a national school system that requires 11 or 12 years of study before enrolling in university.
For further information, please visit the Entry requirements page.
Application is open to students who:
- are not Italian citizens, or are Italian citizens who are also in possess of another citizenship;
- have an adequate knowledge of the English language, demonstrated by an international certification;
- have not already enrolled in a Master of Science program of the Politecnico di Torino before the 2014/2015 academic year;
- are not recipients of other scholarships, Italian or foreign.
Obtaining a degree at the Politecnico di Torino
To graduate at the Politecnico di Torino, students must attain a total of 120 credits, including exams and the final dissertation. A plan of studies must be outlined under the guidance of the student’s academic tutor to identify, in relation to the student’s previous academic career, the courses additionally required to complete the program of studies for the Master of Science course in which the student is enrolled at the Politecnico di Torino. The time required to graduate is approximately 4 semesters. However, the effective duration is also dependent upon each student’s capacity. Note also that the time required for the Italian language course is not considered in the estimated duration of the program.
Please note that scholarship recipients must attend their program for its entire length (2 years – 120 credits). Students who have already attended other university courses can ask for a credit transfer up to a maximum of 10 credits per year (20 credits in total). Please note that credits achieved in preparatory courses or in the first year/second year in systems where pre-university education lasts 10/11 years can not be taken into account.
The number of scholarships assigned in the 2014/15 academic year depends on the program funding.
Applicants will be selected based on their previous academic career and on their Curriculum Vitae.
Amount of the scholarship
- The amount of the scholarship will not be increased in case the student needs more time to graduate than indicated.
- 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, but in the course 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 any another study grant while receiving the Eni Project scholarship must promptly notify the Politecnico di Torino.
How to apply
To apply, students must, under the penalty of being excluded from the selection process, complete the application form:
- Deadline: 8 p.m. (Italian time) on March 20th, 2014.
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 Eni Project scholarship based on the information you provide. At the end of the selection process, the Politecnico di Torino will inform you whether you have been selected for a Eni Project scholarship (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).
The following documentation must be attached in pdf format to the online application form:
- Planned duration of the program of study (no. of semesters)
- Total number of exams sustained in the program of study
- Total number of credits obtained in the program of study (if available)
- Year of enrolment
- The overall average score of the exams taken (at the moment of application)
- A list of the exams still to be passed to complete the degree course
- Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed (in English if possible) - maximum 3 pages
- Letters of reference (2 maximum)
- A personal introduction letter (written by the applicant)
- English language certificate
The above documents must be rendered in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian.
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. For the 2014/15 academic year only, the English language certification could be submitted at the moment of the enrollment. Please note that students who do not submit an adequate English language certification can not be enrolled and will be forced to leave. For information on the accepted English language certifications, please visit the Language Requirements section of our Apply@PoliTo website.
The applications of the eligible students will be then evaluated by a special joint commission between Politecnico di Torino and Eni Corporate University, which will award the scholarships on the basis of the applicants' previous academic career and Curriculum Vitae.
At the end of the selection process, a list of standings will be composed with the names of the students who have been awarded a scholarship.
Publication of the final list of standings is foreseen for May 2014.
Tuition fees for Eni Project students are covered by the project.
Scholarship recipients, together with the Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering courses, will benefit from:
- one round trip air ticket from/to home country per year (provided by Eni)
- 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.
- the composition of their family unit
- the revenue generated abroad in 2013
- the property and real estate assets generated abroad at December 31st, 2013
- We advise students to refer to the Italian Embassy or Consulate for information on the necessary requirements to obtain an entry visa for Italy.
Specific contacts for Master of Science
International Relations Office
Incoming Students Office
Selected students will be contacted by the Foreign Citizens Services office
Approvato con determina n° 61/V.5.2 del 24/01/2014