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A.Y. 2015/16 LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor and Master of Science programs taught in Italian: evidence MUST be provided of competence in the Italian language, consequently it is compulsory to attach the Italian language certificate – level B1 in the online application form before submitting it. This certificate can be issued by the institutions recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry of Education:

Moreover, Politecnico di Torino accepts certificates issued by Italian embassies, Italian Cultural Institutes or Universities for Italian language courses which require a final examination (attendance certificates are not accepted) and which mention the level of proficiency obtained.


Bachelor and Master of Science programs taught in English: evidence MUST be provided of competence in the English language, consequently it is compulsory to attach the English language certificate in the online application form before submitting it. The list below indicates the accepted certificates with the minimum overall scores:

 IELTS
http://www.ielts.org
 OTHER CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATES
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams
 TOEFL
http://www.ets.org/toefl
TOEFL ibt TOEFL cbt TOEFL pbt
5.0
Council of Europe Level B1 score 55-59*

Cambridge English: PRELIMINARY
(PET) pass with MERIT

77-86 210-227 547-567
5.5 (only for the Master of Science in Automotive Engineering)
Cambridge English: FIRST (FCE) grade
C score 60-67*

Cambridge English: PRELIMINARY
(PET) pass with DISTINCTION

87-96 228-242 568-590

* see the Statement of Results to verify the score

Please note that other English language certificates are under evaluation. In case that the above list will be extended, this section will be updated in January 2015.

Bachelor programs offered for the 1st year in English and the following in Italian: it is compulsory to attach the English language certificate in the online application form before submitting it. The Italian language certificate – level B1 must be obtained within the end of the 1st year. In case of failure, students will be transferred to a course taught in English.

Master of Science programs offered partially in English and partially in Italian (i.e. Design Sistemico, Energy Engineering, Electronic Engineering): it is compulsory to attach the language certificate as established by the Reference Programs Faculty in the online application form before submitting it.

IMPORTANT:
WE REMIND YOU THAT THE ITALIAN EMBASSY/CONSULATE COULD REQUIRE A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE (ITALIAN/ENGLISH) COMPARED TO THE ONE REQUIRED BY POLITECNICO IN ORDER TO SUBMIT THE PRE-ENROLMENT FORM AND GET STUDY VISA.WE SUGGEST YOU TO CONTACT THE EMBASSY IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY. . PLEASE CONSIDER THAT IN CASE OF DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE LANGUAGE REQUIRMENTS OF POLITECNICO DI TORINO AND THE ITALIAN EMBASSY, APPLICANTS MUST MEET BOTH REQUIREMENTS.

Exemption form the English language certificate:
Applicants can be exempted from the English language certification if they attach an official declaration printed on headed and stamped paper attesting that “The medium of instruction is English”, in case of:

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