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Enrolment in Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Engineering
UPDATES 12 MAY 2020: ADDITIONAL TIL TEST SESSION ON THE 28 OF MAY 2020
ALL THE TIL TESTS WILL BE HELD ONLINE
Admissions to Bachelor’s Degree programmes with locally programmed admissions for  a.y. 2020/2021 are open in accordance with Rector’s decree no. 1029 of 14th October 2019
Call for applications Engineeering areaDetailed information is published in the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area a.y. 2020/21.

Calendar testCalendar of tests in Italy(*)
TEST DATE ON-LINE REGISTRATION TIMEFRAME
17th March 2020 TEST SESSION CANCELLED (Rector’s decree no. 219/2020)
22nd April 2020 TEST SESSION CANCELLED
21st May 2020
from Tuesday 11th February 2020 
up to 12.00 a.m. of Monday 18th May 2020 (**)
28th May 2020
from Monday 11th May 2020 
up to 2:00 p.m. of Thursday 26th May 2020 (**)
15th- 16th July 2020
from Friday 06th March 2020 
up to 12.00 a.m. of Friday 10th July 2020 (**)
26th - 27th August 2020
from Monday 06th April 2020 
up to 12.00 a.m. of Monday 24th August 2020
15th September 2020
(TIL Session - Available ONLY for NON -EU Students currently living outside Italy)
from Monday 06th April 2020 
up to 12.00 a.m. of Monday 14th September 2020
(*) 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
(**) Up to the places are available; if there are not available places, you can sign up for the next session.Calendar of test dates abroad: (*)
Test site Date testOn-line registration timeframe
PeruTuesday 05th  November  2019Registrations closed
BrazilThursday 14th  November 2019Registrations 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

TIL-I (Test in Laib - Engineering) test held on-line
Applicants will take the admission test using a special browser that will block other computer activity during the test and record  them, both audibly and visually, through the PC webcam. Moreover, applicants will use their smartphone or table to access some Virtual Classrooms with any browser. 
Please read Annex E of the Call to learn more on how to take the remote TIL 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 TIL is compulsory for all the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area.
The TIL is an individual test that is different for each candidate. It consists of a set of questions, automatically and randomly selected by a computer. All the tests  generated in such a way are of the same level of difficulty. The test takes place in the Computer Labs at the main campus of Politecnico di Torino, or in other venues in Italy or abroad. 
TIL score validity
The score obtained in the TIL-I 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-I test.
The only  test which is valid for enrolment at Politecnico di Torino is the TIL taken at our University. Tests taken at other Universities are not valid.
Test format and scoring of the TIL-I 
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:   
  • 18 Mathematics questions - 40 minutes 
  • 6 Verbal comprehension questions - 12 minutes 
  • 12 Physics questions  - 26 minutes
  • 6 Logical reasoning questions – 12 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-I test candidates will immediately see the score obtained; the same score will also be available on their personal page of the Apply@Polito platform.
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. Further information for filling out the Apply form are available on the dedicated webpage: "Instructions for the Registration Form".
We remind you that under the Apply section named “Select your course” you must necessarily select up to a maximum of 5 Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area in order of preference. Moreover, to increase the chances of being admitted to our Engineering programmes, you need to accept to be assigned to the first place made available by the computer system, in the event that none of your choices can be fulfilled.
You are allowed to change your preference order and substitute a choice no later than: 
  • Eu and equivalent students: 28th August 2020 and in any case before enrolment
  • quota students: 15th September 2020 and in any case before enrolment
Once you have filled out all the requested information and after you have pushed “Save and Submit”, you will be able to see a new section named "TIL-Ingegneria".  
From this section you can choose the date and time of your TIL test; before paying the test registration fee, we suggest you check which test dates and times are still available. If you do not see your preferred TIL-test date and time, it means that it is fully booked; therefore, you will have to choose a subsequent test date.  
How to prepare for the admission testTo 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. 
Where to register for the admission testYou must register for the admission test through the online registration service of Politecnico di Torino, called Apply@polito, where you will find all the information for the registration.
Payment methodsThe 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.

TIL-I resultsTIL-I results are made public through the publication of: 
  • one list of all students who got a TIL-I score higher than or equal to the guaranteed threshold which enable applicants to enrol in the programme of first preference. This lists include the names of the applicants who have been exempted from taking the TIL-I test (article 11 paragraph 1 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area).
    These lists will be published at the end of each TIL-I session.
  • one ranking list of all students, except for quota students, and one ranking list of quota students, for the allocation of residual student places. 
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.
All applicants who do not belong to the “enrolled student” or “assigned student” categories (article 7 - paragraph 3) 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 
Table of Minimum thresholds and guarantee thresholds
TEST TYPEMINIMUM THRESHOLDSGUARANTEE THRESHOLDS
TIL - I20/10060/100  to enter in the first degree programme chosen
Italian students and/or EU students and/or Equalized studentsNon EU students living outside Italy with foreign degree
50/100  to enter in the any degree programme (without guarantee to enter in the first degree programme chosen) 30/100  to enter in the any degree programme (without guarantee to enter in the first degree programme chosen) 

Guaranteed threshold for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering Area Eu and equivalent 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 Tuesday 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-I (article 11 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area) are not eligible for this fee reduction. 
  • 50/100 for the admission to any Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area. In this case, you are granted the admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area but you will have to wait for the ranking list, which will be published on Tuesday 1st September 2020, in order to know in which programme you will be able to enrol. 
    Quota 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 Tuesday 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-I (article 11 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area) are not eligible for this fee reduction. 
  • 30/100 for the admission to any Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area. In this case, you are granted the admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area but you will have to wait for the ranking list,  which will be published on Friday 18th September 2020, in order to know in which programme you will be able to enrol. 
Minimum admission thresholdEu and equivalent 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 50/100, you can decide to wait until Tuesday 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-I again in one or more subsequent sessions. In this case the score obtained in the latest test invalidates the score obtained in previous tests.

Quota 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 30/100, you can decide to wait until Friday 18th 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-I again in one or more subsequent sessions. In this case the result obtained in the latest test invalidates the score obtained in previous tests.

Admission requirementsExemptions from the admission test 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 certication are published in the article 11 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area a.y. 2020/21.
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”/Attachements” section, within Tuesday 21st July2020.  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 English (or with first year in English only):  applicants must have an English language certificate – B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).The English language certificates or exemptions accepted by Politecnico di Torino to ascertain applicants’ knowledge of English (B2 level) are available at:
https://didattica.polito.it/cla/en/certificates 
For 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 B attached to the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area, of which they are integral part. 
Updated to: 11/05/2020