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Politecnico di Torino

Politecnico di Torino accommodation

From the grand squares and Baroque architecture to the various museums, galleries, and gastronomic delights, Turin has plenty of attractions and activities for students to enjoy, making it an ideal destination for students.

Booking student accommodation from Student.com makes it easier to settle in this Italian city.

We list around 100 student properties, plenty of which will place you in the heart of Turin. Some of our student housing is ideally located in areas that make it easier for you to soak up the city’s rich history and a vibrant cultural scene.

Our affordable shared and private apartments are also close to the Polytechnic University of Turin. To find out more about the Politecnico di Torino accommodation we offer, call us or send us a quick message on our website’s live chat or WhatsApp. Our expert booking consultants are always happy to help you find the student accommodation of your dreams!

Where is the Polytechnic University of Turin located? 

The Polytechnic University of Turin is located in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Turin, in north-western Italy.

Turin is a fascinating and dynamic city that offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian culture and history. Italy’s rich history and culture can be seen through the city’s stunning architecture, world-class museums, delicious food, and events.

One of the city’s main draws is its splendid architecture, which features a mix of baroque, neoclassical, and Art Nouveau styles. Turin is known for its grand squares, and its main one, the Piazza Castello, is home to some of the city’s most impressive buildings, including the Royal Palace and the Palazzo Madama.

If you are a foodie, you will love Turin. The city is known for its hearty traditional dishes. Some of its must-try specialties include bagna cauda, a hot dip made with garlic, anchovies, and olive oil, agnolotti, a type of pasta stuffed with meat and vegetables and gianduiotto, a hazelnut chocolate.

Turin has a well-developed, reliable, and affordable public transport system, including a network of buses, trams, and a metro system that can take you anywhere in the city throughout the day and night. There are also plenty of bike-sharing services and pedestrian-only areas in the city centre, making it easy to get around. Turin is also well-connected to other parts of Italy and Europe thanks to its good geographic location and its high-speed train network and international airport.

Studying at Politecnico di Torino

The Polytechnic University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino) is a world-class technical university with a rich history and tradition of academic and research excellence and innovation.

Founded in 1859, it is the oldest technical university in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe. Over the years, the Polytechnic University of Turin has played a crucial role in the development of engineering and architecture in Italy and beyond.

Consistently ranked among the top technical universities in Italy and Europe by various global university ranking systems, Politecnico di Torino was ranked as the 252nd best university in the world and the 5th best in Italy in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

Academic offerings

Politecnico di Torino offers undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in a wide range of subjects, including engineering, architecture, design, computer science, mathematics, physics, and management, across its eight departments.

The university’s academic line-up is offered in state-of-the-art facilities, including well-equipped laboratories, modern lecture halls, and advanced research centres.

Industry partnerships 

One of the unique features of the Politecnico di Torino is its strong industry partnerships. The university works closely with leading companies and research institutions in Italy and around the world, providing students with numerous opportunities for internships, research projects, and collaboration on real-world engineering and design challenges.

Student life

With almost 35,000 students from over 100 countries, Politecnico di Torino has a diverse and international student community. The university offers a wide range of services to support these students, including academic counselling, and career services.

Politecnico di Torino student life

One of the most renowned universities in Italy is not just a place for academic excellence, but also a place that offers a vibrant student life.

Politecnico di Torino offers a diverse and exciting campus life that is sure to keep students engaged and fulfilled during their time at the university. It offers a range of extracurricular activities and support services, which help create a supportive and inclusive environment for all students.


Student entertainment is an essential part of the Polytechnic University of Turin. There is always something to do on campus. The university organises many cultural, sporting, and social events throughout the academic year. They provide opportunities for students to experience Italian culture first-hand, and to network with peers from different backgrounds.


The university’s wide range of extracurricular activities cater to the diverse interests of its students. There are over 40 student associations and clubs available, including sports, cultural, social, and academic clubs that host concerts, exhibitions, and parties. These student-run clubs provide opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities that complement students’ academic pursuits, help them to develop new skills, and meet like-minded peers.

Student services

Another important aspect of student life at the Politecnico di Torino is the support and services offered to students. Its comprehensive support system ensures that students are comfortable and have access to the resources they need to succeed in their academic and personal endeavours.

The university has a dedicated team of staff ready and equipped to provide support and advice on academic and personal matters, including counselling, career advice, academic advising, help with the language, medical services, and support for people with disabilities.


The campus is equipped with modern facilities, including libraries, computer labs, and sporting equipment and venues. The university’s excellent sports centre offers a range of facilities, including a gym, a swimming pool, and outdoor sports fields. The centre also organises a range of sports activities that are open to all students, including football, basketball, and volleyball.

History of Politecnico di Torino

The Polytechnic University of Turin has a long and rich history that dates back to the mid-19th century and founding of the Technical School for Engineers (Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri).

In 1862 the school was transformed into the Royal Technical School of Turin (Regio Scuola Tecnica di Torino) by King Victor Emmanuel II.

In 1958 the Polytechnic University of Milan was established, which led to the separation of the engineering and architecture faculties from the Polytechnic University of Turin. In 1976 the Faculty of Architecture was established at the university, which marked the beginning of the institution’s expansion into new fields of study.

Politecnico di Torino became a public institution in 1992, with the Italian government taking over the responsibility for funding and governance.

In 2005, the university established the International Campus in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which promotes international collaboration and exchange. In 2013 the university opened the Green Energy Park, which is a research and innovation centre focused on renewable energy and sustainable development.

Frequently asked questions about student housing near the Polytechnic University of Turin 

How can I book private student accommodation near Politecnico di Torino on Student.com?

You can find the ideal student home for you by using the filters and map on this page to find the type of apartment you’re looking for, in an area of Turin that works best for you. After choosing the student property you want to book, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms.

On the property page you’ll then need to choose the exact room you’d like to book, as well as the dates when you need to book it for. Once you’ve chosen, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’ and leave your contact details. A booking consultant will follow up with you soon, answer any questions you may still have and take you through the next steps in the booking process once you’re ready to book.

What are the different room types you offer? 

When you book student accommodation from Student.com, you can choose from three different room types.

When you book a Shared Room, you’ll be sharing a bedroom with a roommate. Other facilities are also shared, at least with your roommate and possibly with other tenants as well.

With a Private Room, you’ll get a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property and the exact room you book, your bathroom may also be private. Other facilities are shared with other students who live in the building.

If you book the Entire Place, you’ll get a fully private studio apartment all for yourself with your own bedroom, bathroom, and cooking facilities. This is the perfect choice for those who love privacy as you won’t have to share anything with anyone!

Do you offer housing for international and Erasmus students as well? 

Yes, absolutely! As long as you are a full-time student, you can book any accommodation listed on Student.com.

Are bills included in the rent? 

This depends on the property. You can use the filters to only see properties where bills are included. Alternatively, you can also see on the property page of each property which bills are included there.

Are the apartments fully furnished?

Usually the apartments we list in Turin are not furnished. You can choose the filter ‘Furnished available’ to see if we have any furnished properties listed at any time.

Will I need a visa to study in Italy?

If you aren't from the EU or EEA, then it's likely you'll need a student visa before you can study in Italy. This is usually required if you will be in Italy for longer than three months. You can find information about student visas in English here.