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Requirements and procedure for admission
Applications for PhD programmes have to be submitted online via the procedure Apply@polito. A registration form shall be filled in to those who log in Apply for the first time.
Current students at Politecnico di Torino can access the procedure Apply@polito from their teaching portal ("Portale della Didattica"), using the log-in information already at their disposal (username: S+student number – password: date of birth “DDMMYYYY” or chosen password).


To submit application, applicants are required to possess: Master of Science degree (Italian 2° level specializing Master courses are not equivalent to Master of Science programmes - Laurea magistrale - and they do not allow students to enter any PhD programme), or obtaining this no later than April 21, 2017 for the spring session and October 31, 2017 for the summer session, and present the following documents, which are partially different based on the country in which the MS.c degree is obtained:
Applicants with the MS.c degree awarded in Italy
Applicants with the MS.c degree awarded in foreign countries
Master of Science degree (Laurea Magistrale)
with a minimum final mark of 95/110
or
minimum GPA of 25/30 in case the title will be obtained by the deadline indicated in the call
A valid GRE General Test certificate achieved before the deadline of the application process
If possessing more than one M.Sc. degree, the students shall indicate which title they want to be evaluated for the purpose of the selection procedure.
Certificate of English language knowledge
Recognised certificates:
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0;
  • One of the language certificates recognized equivalent to IELTS 5.0 by the Foreign Languages Centre and detained in the table published (a.a. 2017/2018);
  • Otherwise, a certificate stating that students have obtained Bachelor or Master degree, in which English was used as medium of instruction, certifying that “The medium of instruction is English”.
The call for admission can be submitted even if the above certificates have not been obtained yet, but applicants shall obtain one of them before that the deadline for the first time enrolment expires. In this event, their admission to the selection procedure will be granted under condition that they obtain one among the aforementioned certificates; the failure to submit the said certificate at the time of enrolment shall entail the loss of the right to enrol.

A few documents shall be attached to the application form. Further to the submission of the application, it is not possible to upload any further document; consequently, in the case of candidates admitted under condition of graduating by the set deadline, it is evaluated their grade point average for the relevant university career, instead than the final mark for the M.Sc. degree. 

The applicant shall pay a non-refundable amount of € 30,00 for each application submitted (one per each PhD programme). The payment shall be made on-line via credit card (VISA, MasterCard) at the end of the procedure for online registration. The procedure of registration in the call for admission has to be considered as  concluded correctly, only after the due amount has been paid and the application submission has been confirmed; afterwards, it will not be possible to edit the application anymore. 

The application has to be considered for all purposes as a self-certification of personal data and degrees obtained. It is a candidate’s responsibility to submit a correct and complete application. All incomplete applications (lack of information or  compulsory attachments; wrong or missing payment of the application fees) and applications received after the set deadlines will be rejected. 

The University retains the right to verify the information provided by applicants, in compliance with what provided for by to art. 71 and subsequent amendments of Presidential Decree n. 445 of 28th December 2000. The  revocation or the exclusion of the candidates may occur at any time, even after the application submission and/or the enrolment, based on supporting evidences, due to the lack of the requirements set in the call.  

Concerning PhD programmes in apprenticeship, applicants are required to be aged less than 30 at the time of employment. In order to apply for these positions, it is necessary to select “PhD programmes in apprenticeship” in the application form. The selected candidate is admitted in the PhD programme without scholarship and he/she is employed by the financing company with an apprenticeship contract, with a length equal to that of the PhD programme.