Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

All the Centre's regular courses are open to candidates through grants or individual sources of funding. These candidates should send their applications directly to the ITCILO. 

Workers’ Activities and Employers’ Activities training courses are available by invitation only. Additional candidates may be accepted if they pay a fee and are approved by the Secretary of the Workers’ Group or Employers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body.

See here for more information about applications.


What do the costs cover?

Tuition costs cover course preparation, implementation and evaluation, training materials and books, and the use of facilities and support services. For face-to-face courses, tuition also covers emergency medical insurance and study tours.

Subsistence costs cover full board and lodging on campus, laundry services (for courses longer than one week), local study visits, and a supplement for additional travel and living expenses during local study visits. For courses outside Turin, these costs cover full board and lodging, insurance, and incidentals, depending on the available facilities.

See here for more information about payments.


What if I need to cancel?

Cancellation of participation in standard courses will result in the following penalties:

  • 14 days or more prior to the start date of the course: No penalty, 100% refund of amount paid less applicable bank charges

  • 8 to 13 days prior to the start date of the course: Penalty of 50%, refund of 50% of amount paid less applicable bank charges

  • 7 days or less prior to the start date of the course: Penalty of 100%, no refund of amount paid

See here for more information about cancellations.


What are the criteria and qualifications required for admission?

Every course is different. The application procedure allows the Centre to match participants' needs to training activities. In general, it is important to specify language skills, job experience, and academic background.

Refer to the course page for more information about criteria and qualifications.


How many participants are admitted?

Most courses accept between 20 and 30 participants. Academies may admit up to 100 participants.


What can I do to prepare?

Certain courses include a preliminary online learning phase. Participants should complete all online learning modules to prepare for the face-to-face phase.


Where will I stay?

The Turin Centre’s optional subsistence fees cover accommodation on campus and three daily meals. Prices vary depending on course length.

More information about our campus, including facilities and amenities, is available here.