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Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino

This article may help you if you’re interested in applying for one of the Bachelor degree courses of the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino.

What do you study at Accademia?

The Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin, one of the oldest in Italy, offers 3-year Bachelor courses, among which:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Decoration
  • Graphic Design
  • Stage Design
  • New Technologies
  • Creative Direction
  • Communication and Enhancement of Artistic and Contemporary Heritage
  • Art Education

Go to the dedicated page(sezione) of the Accademia’s website to know more about the courses and their programs.

The are also 2-year Master courses, which you can find here (link), and everyone who has an Academic Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree can apply.

How to apply

Enrolment in one of the 3-year courses for the 2018/2019 a.y. can only be made online, after having passed the entrance exam.

From July 16 to August 26, 2018, you can apply online for the entrance tests.

It’s possible to apply for only one exam (equivalent to only one course).

The entrance exam consists of a first test, generally practical, which varies depending on the selected course, followed by an individual interview, which also varies depending on the course, and generally aimed at verifying the knowledge of art history from the XIV to the XXI century, and at knowing the reasons, interests and goals of the candidate. If the candidate wishes to do so, he/she can submit a portfolio of previous works in order to allow for an assessment on the level of preparation and past experiences.

Entrance exams will be held from September 10 to September 13.

For foreign students, the interview will also serve to assess the knowledge of Italian specific terminology and concepts of the selected course.

Preparation for the exam is up to the candidate and there are no recommendations about textbooks.

On this link you will find the specific content of the exam, according to the different courses, as well as information on where the exams for the 2018/2019 a.y. will be held.

Applicants who will pass the test will then be able to proceed with the enrolment from September 19 to September 30.

Fees and payments

You can find the rules and regulations for fees and payments of the 2018/2019 a.y. online (regolamento tasse e contributi per l’a.a. 2018/2019).

Exemptions can only be made for the payment of the enrolment fee and the attendance fee, according to the conditions stated in the rules and regulations.

Students belonging to the following categories will be completely exempt from the enrolment fee and university fees:

a)Disabled students whose disability is attested to 66%;
b)Foreign students who received scholarships from the Italian government through cooperative development programs and intergovernmental, cultural and scientific agreements.

Iscrizioni per studenti internazionali

If you want to enrol at Università degli Studi di Torino and you have a foreign degree, you must submit an admission request online, through Apply@UniTo by the following dates:

  • first call: from February 1, to February 28, 2018 – Closed
  • second call: from March 15, to April 30, 2018 – Closed

For EU students and extra-EU students legally residing in Italy:

  • third call:  from May 15, to June 15, 2018 – Closed
  • fourth call: from July 10, to August 10, 2018 (for first- and second-level one-cycle degree programmes)
  • fifth call: from June 20, to July 10, 2018 (for second-level degree programmes).

The application must be filled in personally. Data and documents must correspond with the truth.


The application online procedure is compulsory if you want to enrol for first- and second-level programmes, as well as one-cycle programmes.
In case of a positive result of the procedure, all candidates who are extra-EU citizens applying for a visa will receive a letter of eligibility, written according to the D-model given by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), to be presented at the Italian Embassy for the pre-enrolment procedure.
Results will be given to candidates in the following dates:

  • first call: April 16 – April 30, 2018
  • second call: June 18 – June 29, 2018
  • third call: July 23 – August 3, 2018
  • fourth call: September 1 – October 5, 2018
  • fifth call: October 1 – October 12, 2018

Further information on the dedicated page (pagina dedicata) of the University website.