FOR ERASMUS INCOMING STUDENTS WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURIN In this pages, Erasmus incoming students can find information about: • Application and Registering • Italian credits, assessment and grading scale • Lecture timetable • Faculty’s bookguide • Italian Language Courses • Accommodation The Erasmus Commission of the Faculty (see below), will be happy to give you practical advices and information on didactic and academic life at the Faculty. Please contact us as soon as you decide the date of your arrival or to have more information: Commissione ERASMUS – Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria Prof. Enrico BOLLO
Tel: 011 6709036 e-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Mario BARATTA
Tel: 011 6709146 e-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Luca ROSSI
Tel: 011 6709004 e-mail: [email protected]
Dott. Achille SCHIAVONE Tel: 011 6709208
e-mail: [email protected]
APPLICATION AND REGISTERING If you have been approved by your University to study at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Turin, you have to refer to the International Mobility Office of the University for the incoming procedure. On the University International Mobility Office's website you can find all the information on how to apply, acceptance, deadline, resident permit and accommodation English version: http://www.unito.it/llp_erasmus_programme.htm Italian version:http://www.unito.it/istru_stud_incoming.htm After your arrival in Grugliasco, you can contact any member of the Erasmus Commission of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (see below). We may arrange a meeting together in which we will give you the Faculty's Bookguide - Guida dello studente), the timetable of courses and we will help you for any didactic or academic problem. Before returning home, at the end of your studies at the University of Turin, you have to contact again the International Mobility Office of the University to formally conclude the Erasmus period. The International Mobility Office will give you the certificate of stay, the transcript of records and, if you have passed the final exam, a certificate for the Erasmus Italian Language Course.
ITALIAN CREDITS, ASSESSMENT AND GRADING SCALE ITALIAN CREDITS The italian credits CFU (Crediti Formativi Universitari) are ECTS compatible: 1 CFU = 1 ECTS. ASSESSMENT Almost all exams at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Turin are oral. For every course there are several sessions throughout the year (please refer to the Faculty's Bookguide – Guida dello studente, and to the Faculty web site). In our faculty all courses are taught in Italian. As lectures and assessment are in Italian we strongly reccomend students to attend an Italian course for foreigners (see below). GRADING SCALE In Italy, university grading scale goes from 18 (minimum passing grade) up to 30 (maximum) and “30 e lode” (excellent). Conversion: Italian grading scale - ECTS grading scale: University of Turin
18; 19; 20 21; 22; 23; 24 25; 26; 27
ECTS grading scale
28; 29 B
30; 30 e lode A
ECTS grading scale A Excellent: outstanding performance with few minor errors. B Very good: above the average standard with some errors. C Good: good work in general with a certain number of errors. D Satisfactory: fair but with significant shortcomings. E Sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria. FX Fail: some work is required before the credit can be awarded. F Fail: considerable further work is required. Italian Grading Scale Excellent: 30 e lode - 30 Very Good: 29 - 28 Good: 27 - 25 Satisfactory: 24 - 21 Sufficient: 20 - 18 Fail: <18 LECTURE TIMETABLE For the timetable of the lectures of the different courses, you’ll have to refer to the Faculty web page (http://veterinaria.campusnet.unito.it/).
FACULTY’S GUIDEBOOK – GUIDA DELLO STUDENTE On the “Faculty Bookguide – Guida dello studente” you will find all the information regarding the courses (regulations, programs, didactic material, exams, etc.). The bookguide is available free at the Faculty’s student counter, at the Library, by the Erasmus Commission, and on line (pdf version) at http://veterinaria.campusnet.unito.it/.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES Erasmus students can attend a five weeks free Italian Language Course during the academic year. Three levels of the same courses (beginner, intermediate, advanced) take place every semester. There will be an assessment test at the beginning of each course. The Italian Language Course is organized by the International Mobility Office of the University of Turin. For more information: http://www.unito.it/llp_erasmus_programme.htm http://www.unito.it/istru_stud_incoming.htm The University organises also some “Intensive Italian language courses for nonnative speakers” in July, September and January. For information about costs and application (these courses are not free, but there is a 20% reduction for Erasmus students): http://www.italianoperstranieri.unito.it/ Erasmus students have also the possibility to attend the “On-line Italian language course for foreign students attending the university of Turin”. For more info: http://www.unito.it/imparare_italiano.htm Please refer also to the following Language Centers of the University of Torino: CLIAV (Centro Linguistico Interfacoltà di Agraria e Veterinaria) (Grugliasco): http://www.cliav.unito.it/ CLIFU (Centro Linguistico Interfacoltà per le Facoltà Umanistiche) (Torino): http://www.clifu.unito.it ACCOMODATION The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Torino is situated in Grugliasco, a Campus located nearby the town of Turin. Most students live in private residences or share a rented apartment with other students. If you are looking for an apartment and you need an help, you can contact SEAS Socrates Erasmus Accommodation Service. SEAS is a free service of the University of Turin that helps Erasmus students to find an accommodation. SEAS - Socrates Erasmus Accommodation Service Via Verdi 26/A – 10100 Torino Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm Tel: +39/011.8138328 - Fax +39/011.8391463 e-mail: [email protected]
For more info see: http://www.bussola.ceur.it/SEAS/chisiamo.asp?Sede=to&LN=UK If you are looking for a flat to share with other students, you can find notices and announcements on the billboards of the campus in Grugliasco. The townhall of Grugliasco provides an accomodation service for the student of the Faculty: Informagiovani - Comune di Grugliasco Piazza 66 Martiri, 2 - 10095 Grugliasco (TO) Opening Times: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm, and from 3 pm to 6.30 pm; Friday from 10 am to 1 pm Tel. +39/011.4013043 - Fax. +39/011.4013041 e-mail: [email protected]