Do I need a Visa?

If you do are not in possession of a Shengen Passport, you will need to apply for a Visa. Please, move fast because timings with Italian consulates may be long!

Here is the procedure:

Please note that after registration and acceptance, we will provide all international participants with an official invitation letter required for visa applications.

Below you will find some useful resources that will help you start the visa process:

Do not hesitate to contact us with any queries or questions at

I am no longer a “student”, but still I am not a “professional”: can I apply?

Yes, you can apply. However, before filling in the Google form, you are invited to send us an email explaining your current situation. The Committee will examine your request and let you know in which category – student or professional – you can be included.

How are organised the teaching sessions?

Each day is composed of two sessions, between morning (3 hours, 10am-1pm) and afternoon (2 hours, 3pm-5pm). Each session include approximately 1.5/1 hour of lecture and group activities or discussions. This year we have integrated a film screening in the evening, which will add up to 2 hours, for a total of 25 hours (final examination excluded).

Does the FREETORINO scholarship cover tuition fees and transports to and from Turin?

No: the scholarship covers food and accommodation in a students’ residence in Turin, in a single or double room (depending on availability). Tuition fees, transports, food and any other expenses are excluded.

Do I get an official certification at the end of the course?

Participants who successfully complete the School (ie. participate to a minimum of 8 out of 9 sessions and pass the final exam) are awarded an official certification by the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Torino. The certificate will indicate the title of the School, the sessions attended and the final exam score.

What does the final exam involve?

The final exam consists in a written test that can involve a couple of open-ended questions or a personal comment, in the form of a short essay, on one of the main topics addressed during the week.


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