ALTA SCUOLA POLITECNICA (ASP) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS A.Y. 2017/18
Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) is an additional advanced program for Engineers, Architects and Designers which runs parallel to the Master of Science courses of PoliTo and PoliMi.
The study program of ASP consists of additional Courses and Multidisciplinary Projects.
Each year, ASP admits a maximum of 150 students, 90 at PoliMi and 60 at PoliTo.
The official ASP language is English
What ASP grants?
· Tuition fee waiver
· Free travel and accommodation during ASP courses
· Financial support for developing the ASP Multidisciplinary Projects
· Scholarships covering accommodation for international students
· Double MSc degree from both PoliMi and PoliTo
· ASP Diploma
1. After the application deadline, the Evaluation Committee (composed of first and second level professors appointed by the Rector of Politecnico di Torino) will evaluate all the applications received.
Candidates will be graded on the basis of the documents attached to the application form in order to verify that the academic requirements are met.
The Evaluation Committee will evaluate the documents received and will assign a maximum of 60 points on the basis of the following criteria:
Italian universities graduates: a maximum of 60 points for the average grade in a Bachelor degree;
Non-Italian universities graduates: a maximum of 60 points for the GRE® General Test.
Candidates who pass the preliminary assessment procedure based on the documentation submitted online will be admitted to the second step of the selection process, which consists in an interview carried out in English (held in October/November 2017).
A maximum of 120 students will be interviewed. The list of candidates eligible for interview will be published on the “ASP interview” page. The interview gives a maximum score of 40 points.
Candidates must attend the interview on the assigned date, at the time and place which will be communicated on the “ASP interview” page. Failure to attend will lead to exclusion from the selection.
2. All communications will be sent to the email address provided in the application.
3. During the interview the Evaluation Committee will assess the following features:
motivation and enthusiasm for the program;
attitude during the presentation;
fluency in spoken English;
successful accomplishment of the program “Percorso per i Giovani Talenti”;
4.At the end of the selection process, a final list of selected candidates will be published on the “Selection outcomes” page by November 30th, 2017.
A "reserve list" of candidates will also be published on the “Selection outcomes” page. If any selected candidate withdraws, reserve candidates will be contacted by email according to their position on the list.
Within 10 days of the publication date, selected candidates must submit a letter of acceptance. Failure to do so will lead to losing the place. The letter must be downloaded from the “Selection outcomes” page.
5. Admission to ASP is only valid for students who have been selected and have enrolled for the academic year 2017/18 (first semester) in one of the Master of Science courses (Laurea Magistrale) of PoliTo, according to the deadlines for the enrolment in each Master of Science course (see the Student Guide 2017/18).
6. Selected candidates who join ASP must observe the rules set forth in the “ASP Students’ Guidelines and Rules”.
Tuition fee and financial support
All students that attend the ASP program at PoliTo and successfully meet the course requirements will benefit from a waiver of the tuition fee due to PoliTo (the fee waiver does not include the regional tax and administrative fees), for the two-year duration of the Master of Science course (Laurea Magistrale).
ASP will cover living costs for all students enrolled in the ASP program at PoliTo during the Schools (transportation costs to the locations of ASP courses, lodgings and meals).
All students enrolled in the ASP program at PoliTo will benefit from financial support for their project activities, according to the study program and to the annual budget.
Only foreign students (foreign citizens from non-Italian universities, see section Who can enrol) that attend the ASP program at PoliTo will be granted financial support around 400,00€ net/month for the two-year period (24 months) of the ASP program, to cover part of their living costs in Turin. The scholarship may be subject to IRPEF taxation (income tax for individuals) because, unless a student withdraws, it shall be considered as income equivalent to that of an employee and therefore subject to IRPEF tax. In order to establish the correct tax category, the student will therefore be required to fill in the form "Modulo detrazioni IRPEF" provided by the administrative offices of PoliTo. However, students will also need additional money to cover their living costs in Italy.
To non-Italian universities graduates regularly enrolled in the 14th cycle of the ASP program, in possession of the GRE® General Test, the equivalent of the GRE® General Test current cost will be reimbursed.
If a student does not complete the ASP program, he/she will lose all the benefits granted by the ASP and he/she will have to pay the tuition fees (retroactively, even those of the first year if the student loses the status in the second year) corresponding to the highest fee level or, if he/she applies for fee reduction, according to the fee level he/she has been assigned due to self-certification. Students are therefore advised to ask for fee reduction.
All the information will be published in the “Fee Guide 2017/18”. Students are invited to read this carefully once available on the PoliTo website.
benefits provided by the Edisu Piemonte are not compatible with the ASP program: students cannot benefit from both Edisu and ASP at the same time. For further information, students are invited to contact the Edisu Office;
scholarships granted by internal or external institutions to PoliTo may not be compatible with ASP benefits. For further information, students are invited to contact the Office in charge of the scholarship assignment.