Alta Scuola Politecnica
(2022 - 2023)
Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP), established as a joint venture between Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo) and Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi), is a school for high achieving students who have a passion for innovation and wish to develop their potential in a multidisciplinary community. ASP is an additional advanced programme for Engineers, Architects, Urban Planners and Designers, which runs parallel to the Master's degree programmes offered by PoliTo and PoliMi.
The ASP study plan consists of two basic elements: Residential Schools and Multidisciplinary Projects.
The official ASP language is English.
Residential Schools are held in the form of one-week residential Intensive Schools taught by renowned professors from Italian and international institutions. Students attend a total of 4 ASP Courses over the two-year programme and study topics such as logic of modelling, creativity and sustainability, economics, management as well as ethical and socio-political aspects of innovation.
Students will attend in-presence all ASP teaching activities for academic year 2022/23. All in-presence ASP teaching activities for academic year 2022/23 will be possibly guaranteed or adapted to the situation depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 health emergency.
ASP Multidisciplinary Projects are focused on real-world problems (e.g. infrastructures for high-speed trains, nanotechnology applications for healthcare, localization and design of congress centres, information systems for tracing hazardous materials, etc.) proposed by PoliMi and PoliTo faculty members in cooperation with businesses, public administrations and research institutions.
Project teams are multidisciplinary and are composed of 6-8 students from different degree programmes, under the supervision of tutors selected from among the ASP faculty and the experts of the supporting institutions.
More information about Residential Schools and Multidisciplinary Projects is available at
Each year ASP admits up to a maximum of 150 students, 90 at PoliMi and 60 at PoliTo.
The selection process is carried out separately at PoliMi and PoliTo.
For this reason, applicants must apply for the ASP programme directly at the university where they intend to enrol.