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  • Locations: Torino, Italy; Turin, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 02/18/2019 07/26/2019
NOTE: Semester dates are tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Miner, Shannon Program Director: Miner, Shannon
Housing Options: Dormitory Cumulative GPA: 2.8
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Host Country Language: Italian
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: EXPRO
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

Politecnico di Torino
Turin, Italy


Academic Program

With a history dating back over 150 years, 
Politecnico di Torino is ranked within the top
75 engineering universities in the world,
and is the highest ranked within Italy. There are
several departments which offer English courses,
including Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
and Automotive Engineering. In fact, Turin
has a long history in the automotive industry
with the headquarters of Fiat Automotive located
in the city. The university has around 32,000
students, with close to 17% of the student body
being international students.

Spring Semester and Academic Year Programs available


Visit the Course Catalog to see available classes in English. Exchange students should look for programs/courses taught in English (British Flag indicating the English language). Bachelor and Master students can choose courses from study plans of 1st and 2nd level (cycle) with the exception of courses from 1st year of 1st level. Please notice that there are limited places on 3rd year at Bachelor of Science level “free choice courses” in the area of engineering. Due to the restricted number, it not possible to guarantee that all interested incoming exchange students will be able to attend these courses. 

Click link for more information on previously approved courses for PoliTo

Click link for more information on the credit and grade transfer equivalencies between ISU and PoliTo

Location Information

- Located in Northwestern Italy, at the foot of the
  Alps Mountain Range
- Over 900,000 residents within the city limits
- Home of the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Many sightseeing opportunities, including
   Palazzos, nearby Castles, and a Royal Palace
- Opportunities to go to other Italian or European 
   cities by rail. It is 5 hours to Paris,
   4 hours to Rome or Venice,
   3 hours to Florence in Tuscany
- Home to two of the most successful and popular
   Italian Football clubs


The university will assist students in finding accomodations in the city.


This is an exchange program, so Iowa State students
pay their normal tuition and fees. 
A budget sheet will be added shortly

Links For More Turin Information

Politecnico di Torino homepage
Official Turin Travel website
Turin, Italy Wikipedia page

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