Enrolment in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Design and  communication
NEXT TEST: 26th AND 26th AUGUST 2020
Do you want to enroll in the degree programme in Design and Communication of the Politecnico of Torino?The first step is to pass the admission test. All the Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by Politecnico are based on a “programmed admissions” scheme. They are capped to a limited number of student places and admit those students who obtain the best scores in the admissions test, until the prearranged maximum number of student places is reached.
The next scheduled dates are:
29th July 2020
from Thursday 16th Julyup
to 14:00 p.m. (Gmt +2 - Italian time)
of Tuesday 28 July 2020
Session reserved for students resident in China
26th - 27th August 2020
from Monday 06th April 2020 
up to 12.00 a.m. (Gmt +2 - Italian time)
of Monday 24th August 2020 (**)
Open to everyone
15th September 2020
from Monday 06th April 2020 
up to 12.00 a.m. (Gmt +2 - Italian time)
of Monday 14th September 2020
On- line
(TIL Session - Available ONLY for NON -EU Students currently living outside Italy)
(*) The following calendar of test dates in Italy was approved by the “Commissione Istruttoria per il Coordinamento dell'attività didattica e formativa” its meeting held on 04th June  2019, while the following calendar of test dates abroad its meeting held on 10th October 2019
(**) If the number of seats is finished, additional shifts will be made available on Friday 28 of August.Calendar of test dates abroad: (*)
Test site Date testOn-line registration timeframe
PeruTuesday 05th  November  2019Registrations closed
BrazilThursday 14th  November 2019Registrations closed
TIL-onlineThursday 21st May 2020Registrations closed
TIL-onlineThursday 28th May 2020Registrations closed
Wednesday 15th,
and Friday 17th July 2020
Registrations closed
(*) The following calendar of test dates abroad was approved by the “Commissione Istruttoria per il Coordinamento dell'attività didattica e formativa” its meeting held on 10th October 2019

To have access to the TIL test it is REQUIRED to read all the rules for the admission contained in the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Design and communication.
 How does the test work 
Due to the limitations following the COVID-19 emergency, the TIL test of Design (TIL-D) will be held online remotely from a location of your choice. Please read Annex C of the Call for Admission to learn more on how to take the remote TIL test.  
Remote TIL instructionsTo participate to the exam the student must have the following appropriate means:
- personal computer Windows 10 or Mac, equipped with a webcam
- Browser
- network connection suitable for a videoconference- a second device with the same characteristics (smartphone or tablet or other computer) connected with the power supply and with the Internet, equipped with a webcam.
In addition, it is mandatory to prepare the ID (identity document) before the beginning of the test (preferably the ID inserted during registration) and some blank pages.
The start time of the test is the one published on your personal Apply page Apply@polito. It is mandatory for the student to prepare on time in order to meet the start time on the schedule and checking the functionality of the necessary devices.
ATTENTION: all students are expected to take the simulation of the test a few days before the TIL test date, in order to identify and solve any problem or critical aspect. The University is not responsible for any problems concerning the lack of verification of the correct functioning of the devices and of the internet connection used during the test.
A lack of network connection for a time period that does not allow the regular execution of the TIL test may result in the annulment of the test itself. Participate in the test implies the acceptance of the methods identified by the Politecnico of Torino, including the video recording to ensure the regularity of the TIL test performance.
Who can take the TIL test The score obtained in the TIL-D test is only valid for enrolment in academic year 2020/21. For this reason, applicants must be attending their last year of high school  or they must have already earned their high school diploma when they apply for the TIL-D test.
How to register for the admission test
In order to register for the test, you must register on the Apply platform and fill out all the required data. After the registration to the admission test, the specific registration fee should be paid, respecting the terms and deadlines indicated in the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Design and communication.
Participate in the TIL test
If you want to participate in the TIL-D test, we remind you that under the Apply section named “Select your course” you must necessarily select the degree in Design and Communication.Payments methods
The TIL registration fee is: € 50,00 .
The amount paid cannot be reimbursed under any circumstances, nor it can be considered valid for TIL sessions other than the one for which the candidate had registered.When you complete the TIL registration procedure, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.The registration fee can be paid with various payment methods, including
  1. Credit cards (or other payment methods available on the PagoPA platform) generating an immediate payment;
  2. Pre-printed notice of payment (MAV on the PagoPA platform), generating a deferred payment.
 Applicants who pay using the method illustrated under number 2) must go back to the Apply@polito platform and specify the payment date (self-declaration). Failure to do so entails that their payment is not valid. Both the payment and the self-declaration must take place before the deadlines illustrated in art. 2 of the Call for applications for admissions.
Should the self-declaration be found to be false or incorrect, the registration for the test, or the test itself, will be cancelled. 
PLEASE NOTE: before payment is made, check which turns are still available.If you don’t see the turn of your preference it means that the seats are sold out, therefore you can register for the next TIL session. The choice of the date and turn in which to take the TIL test can be done in the section called “TIL-Design”, that will appear after you enter into the procedure Apply@polito all the required information and after you have done the “Save and Submit". 
How to prepare to the admission test
To learn about the prior knowledge requirements for the admission test, check the following webpage: http://orienta.polito.it/en/entry_requirements
In order to get ready for the admission test, we suggest you the following:
  • You can consult the contents of the previous years’ admission tests by clicking on the pages of each Bachelor’s degree programme, under the section named "Iscrizione al primo anno"/ “First-year enrolment”
  • After the registration on the Apply@polito platform, on your personal page you will have at your disposal specific multimedia materials that can help you prepare for the admission test. A test simulator is also available.
 Test format and scoring of the TIL-D
For the admission test applicants have 1 hour and a half to answer 42 questions.
Questions are divided in 4 sections covering 4 different disciplines.
The number of questions and the time limits are organized as follows:   
  • 12 Logic and Mathematics questions to be performed in 30 minutes
  • 6 Reading Comprehension questions to be performed in 12 minutes
  • 12 General Knowledge questions to be performed in 24 minutes
  • 12 Design Knowledge questions to be performed in 24 minutes
Each question has 5 possible answers (identified with A,B,C,D,E), only one of which is correct.   The score is based on the following criteria:
  • 1  point for each correct answer
  • A penalty of 0,25 points (-0,25) for each incorrect answer
  • 0 points for each unanswered question    
At the end of the TIL-D test candidates will immediately see the score obtained; the same score will also be available on their personal page of the Apply@Polito platform. 
TIL-D results
TIL-D results are made public through the publication of:Both ranking lists will be published according to the following schedule: 
  • the ranking list of all students, except for quota students: Tuesday 1st September 2020;
  • the ranking list of quota students: Friday 18th September 2020.
 ATTENTION: All applicants who do not belong to the “enrolled student” or “assigned student” categories (article 7 - paragraph 4) are required to declare that they are interested in remaining on the ranking list after its publication. Applicants are required to make this declaration on their Apply@polito personal page – Enrolment section, not later than:
  • 2.00 p.m. of Monday 7th September 2020 for all candidates except for quota applicants;
  • 2.00 p.m. of Thursday 24th September 2020 for quota applicants only.
Failure to declare one’s interest in remaining on the ranking list implies that the applicant intends to decline his/her offer of admission. His/her student place will be assigned to another student on the ranking list.   
Admission thresholds The programmed admission to the degree programmes for the a.y. 2020/21 includes minimum and guarantee thresholds, as detailed below. 
Guarantee thresholds for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Design and communication for all students
  • 60/100 to be admitted to the Bachelor’s degree programme of first preference. In this case you can enrol from Monday 30th March 2020, if you enrol within 25th August 2020, you will benefit from a fee reduction, the amount will be indicated in the Tuition Fee Guide for the academic year 2020/2021, which is going to be approved by the universities bodies. Applicants who are exempted from the TIL-D (article 10 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Design and communication) are not eligible for this fee reduction.

Minimum admission threshold for all students 
  • 20/100: this is the minimum admission threshold for being included in the ranking list. If you pass this threshold but your score is less than 60/100, you can decide to wait until the 1st September 2020, when the ranking list will be published. You will then verify if you are conveniently placed in the ranking list in order to enrol. Alternatively, you can take the TIL-D again in one or more subsequent sessions. In this case the score obtained in the latest test invalidates the score obtained in previous tests.
Admission requirements
International certificates
Students with international certificates SAT, GRE and GMAT, recognized as equivalent to passing the TIL admission test (grading equal to or higher than the guaranteed admission threshold), may be exempted from taking the TIL test.
The scores and the details of the international certification are published in the article 10 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Design and communication course.
Uploading your international certification on Apply@polito
In order to be granted the exemption from the admission test, you must upload your certification on your Apply@polito personal page, under the “Allegati”/Attachments” section, within Tuesday 21st July 2020.  The result of the assessment will be notified by e-mail no later than Friday 31st July 2020. 
Language requirementsFor Bachelor's degree programmes entirely taught in Italian students with foreign educational qualification need PLIDA B1 (Italian certificate).
The certificates or exemptions accepted in substitution for PLIDA B1 are available at: 
All the enrolment requirements are listed  in Annex A attached to the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Design and communication course, of which they are integral part. 
ATTENTION PLEASE: in view of the ongoing health emergency and given the high probability that candidates may not be in a position to acquire a English language certification and, in the required cases, the italian certification in time for enrolment in the a.y. 2020/21, it is provided an enrolment “with condition” for the admitted students that, within the deadlines for the enrolment itself, will not be in possession of the required certification. 
The enrolment with condition must be concluded by 30 of June 2021 by presenting the missing language certification. If no document is presented within the indicated deadline, from that moment the access to the personal apply page of the website will be prohibited and the student will be unable to perform career acts until the delivery of the certification, without prejudice to the Regulation of students in the matter of school leaving. 
Updated to: 16/07/2020