Call for Applications for the 2009/2010 Academic Year
The project offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits to graduate from the Politecnico di Torino attending a Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Textile Engineering at the Biella campus.
The initiative is promoted by the Politecnico di Torino and is supported by Camera di Commercio di Biella, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella and Unione Industriale Biellese.
General information on the Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering program
Location: Biella (Città Studi university campus)
Language in which the courses are held: English
Length: 3 years
The activities will begin in September 2009.
For more information on the Biella university campus, please visit theCittà Studiwebsite.
Having not Italian citizenship or being an Italian citizen who has obtained a secondary school diploma abroad
Being at least 18 years old (by 01/09/2009)
Meeting the minimum requirements for the admission to Italian university. For further information, please visit theEntry requirementspage.
In the countries where it is required, having successfully passed the state-level university admission exam (e.g. Gao Kao in China)
Knowledge of the English language, preferably demonstrated by an international certification (students who do not provide such certification may be asked to conduct a telephone interview to test their knowledge of English)
Not having enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program of the Politecnico di Torino before the 2009/2010 academic year
Not being the recipient of other scholarships, Italian or foreign.
Applicants will be selected based on their previous academic career and on their Curriculum Vitae.
Amount of the scholarship
The gross amount of the Biella Campus scholarship is 10.000 Euro per year (30.000 Euro for the complete period). The exact net sum is dependent upon the individual tax conditions of each student, which can be verified only upon the arrival of the student.
The amount of the scholarship will not be increased in case the student will need more time to graduate than indicated.
The allocation of the scholarship is dependent upon the submission, within 10 days from the arrival in Italy of the student, of the original documentation, which must correspond with the documentation attached to the online form (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).
Payment of the scholarship occurs periodically. The first instalment is dependent upon the possession of the relevant documentation (residence permit, Italian fiscal code, and bank account in the name of the scholarship recipient), all obtainable upon arrival in Italy; for this reason, the first instalment is not paid at the moment of arrival at the Politecnico di Torino, but in the course of the following months (most probably November).
Requirements to maintain the scholarship
Given that it is not possible to combine the benefits received from more than one scholarship, students who are assigned another study grant while receiving the Biella Campus scholarship must promptly notify the Politecnico di Torino.
Payment of the scholarship will be suspended if the academic performance of the recipient does not meet a satisfactory level.
How to apply
To apply, students must, under the penalty of being excluded from the selection process:
COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Method:fill in theonline application formby first registering and providing your biographical information, logging in and choosing your level and degree program, and subsequently submitting the application. Students must also provide information on their previous educational career, language abilities and work experience, and they must attach the necessary documentation in pdf format. After having completed these steps, the application for a scholarship will be considered complete.N.B. The scholarship or project for which the applicant is eligible is not specified in the application form, since the Politecnico will automatically assess your eligibility for the Biella Campus scholarship based on the information you provide. At the end of the selection process, the Politecnico di Torino will inform you if you have been selected for a Biella Campus scholarship (see the “Selection outcomes” section below). The following documentation must be attached in pdf format to the online application form:
Secondary School Diploma*
For students from the countries where it is required, a certificate showing that the state-level university admission exam (e.g. Gao Kao in China) has been passed**
For students from a national school system in which preuniversity education lasts for less than 12 years: a transcript that demonstrates that all the exams in the student’s program of study have been passed (1 or 2 years, depending on whether the national school system lasts for 11 or 10 years, respectively) OR, for students who have enrolled in a post-secondary institution, a certificate that demonstrates the attainment of a post-diploma degree
Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed (in English if possible) - maximum 3 pages
Letters of reference (optional - 2 maximum)
A personal introduction letter (written by the applicant)
Optional English language certificate
The above documents must be rendered in English (preferably), Italian, French, or Spanish.
* Applicants who have not yet obtained a diploma by March 22nd, 2009 must in any case submit their application within the said deadline; after this date, they will be allowed to re-enter the application form only to attach the document and fill in the fields relating to the diploma up until July 15th.
** Applicants who have not yet obtained such a certificate by March 22nd, 2009 must in any case submit their application within the said deadline; after this date, they will be allowed to re-enter the application form only to attach this document and fill in the fields relating to the national state-level university admission exam up until July 15th. We emphasise that the data shown in the documents must coincide with those inserted in the online application form. Moreover, failure to attach even one of the above documents will result in exclusion from the selection process.