Erasmus at Politecnico di Torino

Some time ago I posted about applying for an Erasmus program. Turns out Turin was the only option that offered enough courses that match Group T’s Electronics master ones. As a reference for people who would like to go there as well I’ll explain how we prepared for this and selected our courses.

Ideally you should start looking for courses you would like to do in Turin in January/February. Don’t forget to contact the teachers of the courses you would like to replace! Head to the International Office and request the Erasmus Request Form (click to check out this year’s form). Once you’ve filled in this form, send it back to the International Office at Group T.

Next up is getting the Group T Learning Agreement (click to see mine) and making sure you fill in the courses you want to do in Turin and the ones you are planning to do at Group T. As it’s not feasible to do the master in one year when you’re going abroad I’m spreading it over two years doing the postgraduate as well.

By the end of April you should get an email telling you the ‘Apply@polito’ form of the Polytecnico is available. Make sure to register using your email address that was given to them (preferably clicking the direct link in their email).

Apply@polito homescreen

Apply@polito homescreen

Once you’ve filled in all your personal details, you’re presented with this screen. As you can see, their registration system is quite extensive! Try to fill in all of the important matters as soon as possible. All data you’ve entered can be changed later so don’t worry if you enter something wrong. As long as you don’t ‘Save and Submit’ the application isn’t final yet.

But that’s not all! You’ll also need a whole bunch of paperwork that needs to be submitted. Here is the official explanation of all things you need:



1. Academic transcript of records
This document must be a printed list of all courses and grades they have taken to date at home university. Documents can be presented in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese and stamped and signed by officials at home university.

2. Proposal of Learning Agreement (study plan)
This form specifies the courses which they apply to and/or the final project they would like to carry out at our Institution. Please note that this is a preliminary Learning Agreement. They will choose the courses together with the Politecnico di Torino Academic Advisor at arrival. In the proposal they must choose courses ONLY from one Faculty (Engineering I or III or IV; Architecture I or II). They can not pick up courses in the study plan of different Faculties.
3. Copy of passport or ID card (EU citizens), only the page with photo and personal data.
4. For LLP/ERASMUS students:
Declaration of the “LLP/ERASMUS” status. A document, issued by home institution, confirming the status as an Erasmus student. (Example)
5. Motivation/recommendation letter.


As you can see it requires somewhat of an effort to get all papers filled in, signed and printed. Once everything is uploaded, hit Save & Submit! Now you’ll have to wait until July 10th or beyond before you hear from them again, hopefully with a positive answer!

If you have any other questions, feel free to drop a comment and I’ll try to help you if possible.

To be continued…