Frequently asked questions (TSD)


How can I apply for this Master’s programme?

  1. Click on "Apply" on the main page of this Master and you will get to the online application form
  2. Fill in the requested information and attach the supporting documents requested in the form
  3. Once you have completed your application, click on "Submit"
  4. You should then receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application

What documents should I submit with my application?

You should attach the requested supporting documents in the Supporting Documents section of the on-line application form (An asterisk(*) indicates that a field is mandatory).

Officials documents should be uploaded in one of the following formats (in pdf. jpeg. word.)

 The documents include a copy of:

  1. A recent curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Your university degree (undergraduate or previous postgraduate certificate), specifying the results of the examinations (official academic transcripts)
  3. Certificates or other proof of a good level of English (if it is not your mother tongue)
  4. If you are applying for a full or partial fellowship, kindly submit: 
    i) a request for a fellowship; 
    ii) a copy of your personal /family income statement or your salary slip.
  5. If your organization is ready to sponsor your participation in the Master’s programme, you will be asked to submit an official letter confirming your organization’s: 
    i) readiness to cover the cost of your participation in the Master’s programme (tuition/accommodation costs); 
    ii) permission to take leave from your job duties for the period of your stay in Turin during the face-to-face learning component of the Master’s programme.

Important: Only complete application forms will be accepted by the online application system.

What are the prerequisites for admissions to the Master's programme?

  • You should hold a Bachelor degree that lasted at least three years or a Master’s degree in public administration, engineering, law, social sciences or any related discipline.
  • You must demonstrate a good level of English.

What are the selection criteria for the Master’s programme?

The selection criteria take into consideration your education and professional profile as well as your self-financial potential. On your application form, you are kindly requested to indicate the portion of the tuition fee and full board that you are able to finance.

Are there any scholarships available?

A number of sponsors have earmarked a limited amount (only on part of the tuition fees) of financial assistance to facilitate the participation of deserving candidates who are unable to meet the full tuition plus accommodation costs. You are therefore expected to finance your own participation as far as possible.

On your application form, you are kindly asked to indicate whether you can:

  1. Pay the full tuition fees and full bed and breakfast accommodation at the ITCILO campus, namely €15,430
  2. pay the full tuition fees, namely € 8,500
  3. pay part of the tuition fees, specifying the amount

Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee in two different rounds of admission. The fellowships may only be awarded after all applications (both first and second rounds) are submitted.

What are the penalties for canceling my participation in a Master's programme?

Cancellation of participation in Master's courses will result in the following penalties:

  • Tuition fees: No reimbursement of tuition fees will be made after the beginning of the face-to-face learning phase.
  • Accommodation fees: No penalty will be applied on accommodation fees in case of written notification of cancellation up to 14 days prior to the start date of the face-to-face phase. Thereafter, a fixed penalty of €1,000 will apply on accommodation fees in addition to the accommodation costs already incurred and calculated on a weekly basis (i.e. actual number of weeks and portions thereof). In case of change of room type or occupancy option, a fixed penalty fee of €500 per person will apply.

Refunds, where and as applicable, will be processed with all bank charges to be borne by the participant or the sponsoring institution(s).

About the Master's Degree

Once I have been enrolled for the Master’s programme, which documents do I need to bring with me to Turin?

In order to register at the University of Turin, you need to bring the following documents with you to Turin:

  • The original of your university degree (it will be given back to you after registration)
  • A certified copy of your university degree and academic transcripts (legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Education) translated into Italian (you have to ask for this at the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country in which your degree was awarded. Please note than the translation should be done by an official translator from the Embassy. The Embassy should provide you with the list of official translators.)
  • A Declaration of Value (“dichiarazione di valore in loco”) of your university degree. You have to ask for this at the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country in which your degree was awarded. Providing a “Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco” is a normal consular procedure.

Important: Obtaining these documents can be a lengthy process; once you receive the acceptance letter, you should apply for them immediately.

What kind of academic degree I will obtain upon completion of this Master’s programme?

Upon completion of the Master’s programme, you will be awarded a First Level Master of Arts (MA) degree by the University of Turin.

A University Master is a course of high specialization for an academic improvement and enhancement in a specific content area, in order to provide graduate students with advanced education and training for highly qualified professions in specific sectors. It provides a minimum of 60 university training credits (the equivalent of 1500 hours of study).

If you intend to proceed with a PhD after this Master, check with the universities of your interest if a one-year master is sufficient to apply for a PhD.

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How can I obtain recognition of this academic qualification in my country of origin?

Holders of Italian Higher Education degrees who wish to have them recognized abroad:

  • If you are in Italy, you can turn to the embassy of the country you would like to recognize your degree in. Foreign embassies in Italy often provide information on the education system in their country. They may also offer such services as legalization of translations from Italian into their national languages.
  • If you are outside of Italy, turn to the national education authorities of the country you need it recognized in, to ask about how to obtain recognition. The procedure varies from country to country.
Living in Turin and Accommodation on Campus

What does the cost of bed and breakfast accommodation at the ITCILO campus cover?

The bed and breakfast accommodation at the ITCILO campus costs € 6,930. It covers the cost of a single room and breakfast only (no lunch or dinner).

Accommodation outside the ITCILO campus

If you don’t stay on the ITCILO campus, you can also find an accommodation in central Turin. A single room (breakfast excluded) costs about 400-600€ per month.  

Please visit Turin University’s accommodation web pages:
Email' contacts:

Important: In order to find an accommodation outside of the ITCILO Campus, which is not too far to reach, it is advised to make your booking as soon as possible after receiving your acceptance letter. As Turin is a student city the demand for apartments might increase especially in the beginning of the semester.
Training facilities and Internet connections

During the face-to-face learning phase, lectures will be held in classrooms equipped with all necessary training facilities and Wi-Fi.

You room (on campus) also has an Internet connection via cable and Wi-Fi.

There is a computer room with Internet connections, open 24 hours a day in the campus reception area. 

Can I bring my family?

Yes, but unfortunately no assistance with obtaining visas or accommodation is provided by the ITCILO for family members or friends that wish to stay in Italy during the participant’s period of study at the ITCILO campus.

If you want your family or friends to visit you while you are in Turin, you should arrange their visas, travel and accommodation yourself.

From which date is the cost of my stay at the ITCILO campus covered by the bed and breakfast accommodation fee?

According to ITCILO rules, the bed and breakfast accommodation starts the day before (normally a Sunday) the beginning of the course and ends the day after the end of the course (normally a Saturday).