Prerequisites and eligibility
Applications are open to anyone holding or being close to obtaining a Bachelor degree (Laurea Triennale for students in Italian universities) or an equivalent/superior title, whose preceding studies include at least 60 credits in one or more of the following areas (disciplinary codes for Italian degrees): Mathematics (MAT/*), Statistics and Mathematical Methods for Decisions (SECS-S/*), Econometrics (SECS-P/05), Computer Science (INF/01, ING-INF/*), Physics (FIS/01-02). The preceding studies may combine different degrees or include certified additional courses completed at other universities or prestigious institutions.
Applicants not yet holding the undergraduate title by the time of the application must be in a position to receive it not later than the final enrolment deadline (December of the same year).
Applicants lacking the above prerequisites will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis*.
* Candidates whose background is not particularly solid in undergraduate Mathematics, Probability or Statistics (e.g., such that the above prerequisites are barely satisfied) are encouraged to insert appropriate elective courses in their Bachelor degree's study plan. At the University of Torino examples of good choices are Probability and Statistics and Econometrics and Applied Statistics.
The Admission Committee evaluates the candidate's personal preparation on the basis of the supporting documentation provided during the application and through an interview, which aims at verifying the background knowledge in Analysis, Probability and Statistics. Candidates willing to review background material can refer to this syllabus. The candidate will be exempted from the verification of the personal preparation when her/his preceding studies include at least 20% of the credits in Mathematics (MAT/*) and the documentation provided with the application certifies a final examination mark or the last available grade point average (on at least 90% of the exams in the study plan) not below 95% of the maximum achievable.
Interviews are held in person at the University of Torino or, if requested by the applicant during the application, on Skype. Residents at distances which do not require an overnight stay for travel to Torino are expected to be physically present for the interview.
The interview is generally held in English. Italian speakers are allowed to be interviewed in Italian, in which case proficiency in the English language will also be verified (an exemption will be granted upon certifying during the application a B2 English certificate or an English exam during the previous studies).
Previous degree from foreign university
Prospective students of any nationality holding or being close to obtaining a degree from an academic institution outside of Italy, can apply for admission through the following online form. Applications for the academic year 2017/18 are open from March 1st, 2017, and are evaluated on a rolling basis until mid September. Non-EU citizens should apply not later than May.
Previous degree from Italian university
Prospective students of any nationality holding or being close to obtaining a degree from an Italian university can apply for the academic year 2017/18 according to the following schedule:
- Applications between April 1 and May 20: interviews on May 31;
- Applications between June 1 and July 7: interviews on July 18;
- Applications between August 1 and September 5: interviews on September 12.
Outside the above time windows, applications are closed. In order to apply, please follow these instructions.
- 2015/16: 63%
- 2016/17: 44%
By origin (2016/17)
- Italy 66% (of which 49% outside Piedmont), abroad 34% (of which Asia 45%, Americas 30%, Africa 15%, rest of Europe 10%)
By Bachelor degree (2016/17)
- Mathematics 34%, Economics 20%, Physics 17%, Statistics 15%, Engineering 9%, Computer Science 5%