Useful information for international students (general enquiries, program structure, admission procedure)
- Recognition of academic qualifications
- Scholarships for international students
- International students office
How can I apply?
Prerequisites and eligibility
The Course in Criminological and forensic psychology is a restricted access Degree Course based on a local ranking list. There are 150 seats available for EU students and 4 places for non-EU students residing abroad.
- Hold either a Degree or a three (or more)-year University Diploma, or any other qualification acquired abroad that has been acknowledged as valid by the current legislation;
- Have passed a selection test consisting of questions about a series of basic subjects specified in the competitive examination announcement (see the following section Assessment test)
In the end, remember that you must attach to the application the Statement of study languages.
List of required exams to be evaluated
Who can enter the admission test
- Graduate students(*) and Degree holders in Psychological Sciences and Techniques Class L-34 as per Law 509, and Class L-24 as per Law 270, coming from any Italian or foreign University (for Degrees acquired abroad please refer to the University International Students Office).
- Holders of a Master’s Degree in Psychology acquired at any Italian or foreign University (for Degrees acquired abroad please refer to the University International Students Office).
- Graduate students (*) and Degree holders (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in classes different from L-34 o L24 who have previously acquired at least 80 credits in psychology-related subjects. There must be at least 4 credits for each of the following scientific-disciplinary areas: M-PSI/01, M-PSI/02, M-PSI/03, M-PSI/04, M-PSI/05, M-PSI/06,M-PSI/07, M-PSI/08. Similar or equivalent subjects will not be deemed acceptable. Candidates must declare possession of the Credits on the online application form.
How to acquire credits:
- In the course of a three-year bachelor’s degree course it is possible to include subjects allowing acquisition of credits necessary to sit the test. It is possible to include up to 20 Credits, besides the 180 ones already included in the curriculum (for further information, please refer to the Student Office). The Credits will be only acknowledged once each relevant exam has been taken and passed. The Credits used to meet the access requirements to a Master’s Degree cannot be acknowledged as Credits pertaining to the Master’s Degrees itself (Course Abridgement).
- After a three-year Bachelor’s Degree course has been completed, it is still possible to acquire credits by taking single courses pertaining to the Bachelor’s Degree and taking the relevant exams, up to a total of 30 Credits, which will be only acknowledged once each relevant exam has been taken and passed. The Credits used to meet the access requirements to a Master’s Degree will not be taken into account for the final average score and cannot be acknowledged as Credits pertaining to the Master’s Degrees itself (Course Abridgement).
(*) Pending actual acquirement of the Degree, graduate students will however be able to take the selection test and subsequently regularize their enrolment in the Master’s Degrees course within the deadlines specified by the University for enrolment in restricted access Master’s Degree Courses.
Students must have met the requirements for enrolment before the deadline for submission of the application to sit the test.
For further information, please refer to the Psychology Hub Office.
All Graduate students(*) and Degree holders who want to enrol for the Master's Degree course in Criminological and Forensic Psychology have to take the assessment test. The Application form to sit the test must be filled in exclusively online
If you already are a student of Turin University, please press 'login' in the top right section of www.unito.it home page, click on the "Enrolment" menu, then on "Assessment test".Should you be requested to certify your Final Degree Mark and should this not yet have been uploaded to your online Grade Log, you may just attach a signed declaration to this effect.
If you have never attended Turin University before you must register to the University Portal as a future student following the instructions. After your first access, click on the "Enrolment" menu, then on "Assessment test". Should you be requested to certify your Final Degree Mark and should this not yet have been uploaded to your online Grade Log, you may just attach a signed declaration to this effect.
For detailed info on pre-enrolment please refer to Unito pages. It is sufficient to have completed the pre-enrolment procedure to gain acces to the test. The pre-enrolment procedure is deemed complete when the system allocates a pre-registration number.
Competitive examination announcement
Please carefully read the competitive examination announcement relevant to the course of interest to you published on the University Register online: to access the relevant page, enter the key words “psicologia criminologica e forense”. It will provide all the necessary information to take the admission test (test date and format, consultation of ranking lists and enrolment confirmation).
For more information go to the page Restricted Access Courses with local ranking list on UniTo.it.
About the Test
The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions to be answered within 60 minutes.
In order to be admitted to the test it is necessary to show a valid ID (preferably the same used for registration to the University portal) and the pre-registration payment receipt (it is also advisable to bring along the reminder printed upon completion of the online procedure).
Non-EU students will be required to show either a valid personal identification document or a regular residency permit or request therefore.
Candidates will be required to remain in the examination room until the test time limit and will not be allowed to keep bags, books, notes, paper, cell phones or any other electronic instruments with them during the test. Any further restrictions will be notified before starting the test.
Candidates who should either violate the above requirements or partially or totally copy the test will be excluded. The Commission and the security staff will check upon compliance with the above requirements and are entitled to take any steps they deem necessary.
Invigilation of the test will be carried out on the basis of art. N. 5,6 and 8 of DPR n. 686 from 3rd May 1957. As to any question not provided for in the competitive examination announcement, reference will be made to the provisions usually adopted for public examinations. Transparency in all phases of the entry test will be guaranteed in accordance with Law 241/1990.
Admission test for the A.Y. 2018/2019 Example
The ranking lists for each subject course will be drafted on the basis of the total score achieved and each candidate will be included in the list/s related to the subject/s previously chosen. Once the ranking lists are published, the position of each candidate will be one of the following:
- Admitted – Candidates whose score places them in the ranking for the category of their choice can enrol by confirming their online pre-registration and regularizing in within the deadlines stated in section Registration and enrolment
- Not admitted – Candidates who have a total score that DOES NOT place them in the ranking for the category of their choice must wait for clearing. Their status will not change if all the places for the category of their choice are taken up. For this reason it is highly advisable for candidates to check their status on ‘MyUniTo’.
- Cancelled – The second choce option for candidates who have been ‘admitted’ (and are therefore entitled to enrol) on a course for which they had previously expressed their main preference will be “cancelled”. Please note: Candidates who had been ‘Admitted’ but did not meet the deadline for enrolment stated in the competitive examination announcement will also be listed as “cancelled.”
- Failed - Candidates who have obtained a total score which is lower than the minimum required to be included in the rankings.
Contacts of Erasmus Office
The Erasmus Coordinator of the Department, prof Emanuela Rabaglietti, will give you some practical advices and discuss about your Learning Agreement.
The Department organizes for incoming students an orientation meeting through peer to peer relationships with our italian students who collaborate with the Department of Psychology to ask them for further information.
On arrival you have to head at Infopoint office to formally register your Erasmus period
Before going home
At the end of your studies at the University of Turin you have to contact the Infopoint to formally conclude your Erasmus.
Infopoint will give you the certificate of stay, the transcript of records and, if you have passed the final exam, a certificate of the Erasmus Italian Language Course.
For further information visit the exchange-students-and-erasmus-mobility page in Unito.it
From 2016 to 2019 the President in charge is Giuliano Carlo Geminiani, Professor in clinical psychology.
The President may designate, among the teachers belonging to the Council, a vice-president who compensates him in all its functions in case of impediment or absence.
For the three-year period 2016/2019 the Vice-President is Georgia Zara, professor in social psychology
The Course has obtained the "European certification in Psychology" EuroPsy that aims to provide a standard of academic training and vocational training that makes it known to customers, employers and colleagues that a psychologist has acquired the skills to provide Psychological performance.
In the Department of Psychology all courses are taught in Italian, however some teachers provide students with an English/other languages bibliography. You can choose to study english/other languages or regular bibliography.
For your safety, we recommend to check bibliography with the teacher.
In our department are available two versions for the some course (A or B). Check which course is activated in the Lessons timetable
Academic Year 2019/2020
- Lessons, first semester (including make-up lessons)
Semptember 30 2019 – December 21 2019
- Lessons, second semester (including make-up lessons)
February 10 2020 to 30 May 2020
- Holiday break
Christmas 23 December 2019 - 6 January 2020
Easter 9 April 2020 - 14 April 2020
Winter Session January 7 2020 - February 8 2020
Summer Session June 1 2020 - July 24 2020
Autumn Session 2019-2020 August 31 2020- September 30 2020
- Laboratories Results
June 6 2020
September 5 2020
- Edumeter Evaluation
Evaluation I semester opens: December 2 2019
Evaluation II semester opens : April 20 2020
- Final thesis discussion and proclamation
Summer Session a.y. 2019-2020
July 6 - July 17 2020
Academic year 2018/2019
September 3 2018-September 29 2018
October 1 2018 – December 22 2018
|Lessons, first semester (including make-up lessons)|
|November 5 2018 – November 23 2018||Autumn session, thesis dissertations (2017/2018)*|
|January 7 2019 – February 8 2019||Exams|
|February 11 2019 – May 25 2019||Lessons, second semester (including make-up lessons)|
|March 4 2019 – March 22 2019||Additional dissertation session*|
|February 11 2019 – May 25 2019||Laboratories**|
|July 8 2019 – July 19 2019||Summer session undergraduate and Graduate dissertations|
|By September 6 2019||Second Summer session, only undergraduate dissertations|
|May 26 – July 26 2019||Exams
September 2 2019 - September 28 2019
November 4 2019 - November 22 2019
|Autumn session, thesis dissertations (2018/2019)*|
|March 2 2020- March 20 2020
|Extraordinary session a.y. 2018-2019|
After having completed their career plan, students can consult the updated class schedule on App MyUniTO+
*During the discussion period the other teaching activities continue according to the planned schedule
** It is possible that for educational/organizational reasons some laboratories are also activated during the lessons period
Where the classrooms are
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Palazzo Badini Confalonieri
via Giuseppe Verdi 10, 10124 Torino
International Students Desk - Mobility and International Didactics Office
deals with Visas, formal requirements and enrolment for foreign students or students with foreign previous degree.
Vicolo Benevello, 3A 10124 Torino How to reach us
For information about opening hours, check the box Application for enrolling at the University of Turin in the contacts page
Provides information about the didactics and the organization of the Course
Via Verdi 10, 10124 Turin How to reach us
phone: +39 0116702778
Monday and Thursday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am-1.00 pm / 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm
Wednesday 11.00 am- 2.00 pm
International students can get useful information about accommodations, Italian language courses, services etc.
Erasmus students head here to to formally conclude the Erasmus period for the certificate of stay, the transcript of records and, if you have passed the final exam, a certificate of the Erasmus Italian Language Course.
For facilities services aimed to ease the studies, the attendance and the every day life for students
Students with physical or learning disabilities
All info pertaining to Test implementation for disabled candidates and candidates with SLD (Specific Learning Disabilities) is available on the competitive examination announcement.