call for applications
The call for application for admission to the XXXVI cycle PhD programmes is online:
The call for application provides information related to PhD programmes, positions and scholarships available for the upcoming PhD cycle, and modalities for taking part to the selection and mandatory deadlines.
After having read the call, you can apply through the procedure Apply.
The call for admission is divided into two separate sessions: the spring session and the summer session. A third selection process can be scheduled. Applicants who accepted an offer of admission for a position in the Spring session or in the Summer session cannot take part in the third selection process.
The application deadline were on:
  • February 13, 2020 for the spring session
  • May 14, 2020 for the summer session
Selected applicants may benefit from scholarships assigned on a merit basis and depending on the expertise in the concerned research field, according to the candidate's position in the final ranking list. Those who are offered a fully funded PhD position within the spring session of the call, may receive a pre-PhD scholarship with a maximum duration of six months.

PhD candidates without scholarships shall comply with the same obbligations applyied to PhD candidates with scholarship. They have to attend courses and carry out research activities, as provided by the Academic Board. 
Available positions are divided into:
  • Ordinary positions
    • Fully funded PhD position with own research topic; 
    • Fully funded PhD position with predefined research topic; 
    • Positions for Ph.D. in apprenticeship;
    • Positions without scholarship.
  • Reserved positions
    • Positions reserved to candidates with a non-Italian academic certification (2nd Level)
    • Positions reserved to recipients of  scholarships granted by national or international governmental or public institutions, who are found eligible to be admitted in a Ph.D. programme;
    • Positions reserved to research fellows;
    • 12 PhD positions reserved to Chinese citizens graduated in a Chinese university recipients of a scholarship granted by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) - POLITO - PHD - CHINA Project.
Some positions are reserved to candidates selected by special Boards within the framework of specific international programmes in which Politecnico di Torino is involved.
Summer session:
Ph.D. programmOverall Positionsof which with scholarship*of which Ph.D. apprenticeshipReserved positions to recipients of  scholarships granted by national or international governmental or public institutions
Architecture. History andProject with curriculum in "Transnational Architectural Models in a Globalized World" in convention with the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University10703
Architectural and
Landscape Heritage
Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino24161 PoliTo/USE-ME-D Srl0
Energetics19111 PoliTo/Addfor SpA1
Management, Production
and Design
Aerospace Engineering  139
Chemical Engineering171100
Civil and Environmental Engineering31211 PoliTo/WaterView Srl0
Electrical, Electronics and Communications
Engineering (which
includes the curriculum
“Electrical Devices”,
established  in convention
with National Institute of
Nuclear Physics - INFN)
Computer and Control Engineering281700
Mechanical Engineering231501
Pure and Applied Mathematics in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino, the Consorzio Interuniversitario per l’Alta Formazione in Matematica and the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica
Metrology, in convention
with National Insitute of Metrological Reseach
Materials Science and Technologies101000
Urban and Regional Development in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino211503
This table may be subject to changes / additions up to 5 days before the interviews
*The scholarships are published at the page Scholarships
Candidates are recommended to not submit the application the very last day before the deadline expires. The University does not take on any responsibility for any malfunctioning due to technical problems, and/or the overload of the communication line and/or the application systems, neither due to the scattering of communication originated by incorrect indication in the application,  nor for other mistakes ascribed to third parties, accidental circumstances or force majeure.