Friday, 11 March 2011

Italy:Undergraduate Scholarship in Computer Science at Politecnico di Torino

The project offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits to graduate from the Politecnico di Torino attending the Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering (Ingegneria Informatica) at the Verrès campus.

The initiative is promoted by the Politecnico di Torino and supported by Regione Valle d’Aosta.

General information on the Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering

* Location: Verrès
* Language in which the courses are held: Italian
* Length: 3 years

The activities will begin in September 2011.

For more information on the university campus and on teaching methods, please visit the Verrès campus website at

The Verrès Campus is a Struttura Decentrata di Supporto agli Studenti (SDSS); for further information, please visit the SDSS webpage at


* Being not an Italian citizen, or being an Italian citizen who is also in possess of another citizenship
* Being at least 18 years old (by 15/09/2011)
* Having successfully submitted a complete application for the Bachelor program in Computer Engineering (corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica) of the Politecnico di Torino for the 2011/2012 academic year through our Apply@Polito website.
* Knowledge of the Italian language, preferably demonstrated by an international certification
* Not having enrolled at the Politecnico di Torino before the 2011/2012 academic year
* Not being the recipient of other scholarships, Italian or foreign.


Selection criteria

* Applicants will be selected based on their previous academic career and on their Curriculum Vitae.

Amount of the scholarship

* The gross amount of the Verrès Campus scholarship is 10.000 Euro per year (30.000 Euro for the complete period). The exact net sum is dependent upon the individual tax conditions of each student, which can be verified only upon the arrival of the student.
* The amount of the scholarship will not be increased in case the student will need more time to graduate than indicated.
* The allocation of the scholarship is dependent upon the submission of the original documentation, which must correspond with the documentation attached to the application form (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).
* Payment of the scholarship occurs periodically. The first instalment is dependent upon the possession of the relevant documentation (residence permit, Italian fiscal code, and bank account in the name of the scholarship recipient), all obtainable upon arrival in Italy.

Requirements to maintain the scholarship

* Given that it is not possible to combine the benefits received from more than one scholarship, students who are assigned another study grant while receiving the Verrès Campus scholarship must promptly notify the Politecnico di Torino.
* Payment of the scholarship will be suspended if the academic performance of the recipient does not meet a satisfactory level.
* In case the recipient does not regularly attend the activities at the Verrès Campus, the scholarship will be revoked.

How to apply

* To apply, students must, under the penalty of being excluded from the selection process, complete the application form:
* Deadline: 16:00 (Italian time) on April 15th, 2011.
* Method: accept the Verrès Campus scholarship declaration, by inserting the username and password of their Apply@Polito account. Please note that declaration is provided in Italian only.

We remind that only those students who have successfully submitted a complete application for the Bachelor program in Computer Engineering (2011/2012 academic year) through our Apply@Polito website are eligible to apply for the Verrès Campus scholarship.

We also remind you that, in order to be considered complete, an application must include the following documents as attachments:

* Secondary School Diploma, or official transcript of records of the Secondary School career
* For students from the countries where it is required, a certificate showing that the state-level university admission exam (e.g. Gao Kao in China, ÖSS in Turkey, etc.) has been passed
* For students who have attended university studies: an official transcript, issued by the university of origin, including the total number of exams sustained in the program of study, the total number of credits obtained in the program of study (if available), the year of enrolment, the list of the exams already taken with the score of each exam and, where applicable, the number of credits earned with each exam. If the transcript provided by the students’ registrar does not contain ALL of the above information, an additional document will have to be sent that provides it. This additional document must be signed by an authority of the university of origin (Tutor of the degree course, Dean, etc).
* Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed (in Italian if possible) – maximum 3 pages
* A personal introduction letter (written by the applicant)
* Optional Italian or French language certificate

The above documents must be rendered in English, Italian, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.

We emphasize that the data shown in the documents must coincide with those inserted in the application form. Moreover, failure to attach even one of the above documents will result in exclusion from the selection process.

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