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PhD Scholarships
PhD scholarships can be with own research topic or with predefined research topic. 
The gross annual amount of the scholarship shall be € 15.343,28. Politecnico di Torino has chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 18.855,00.

All candidates compete for scholarships withown research topic, unless they explicitly waive their right to receive them. 

The scholarships with predefined research topicare associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more scholarships shall carefully verify which are the field of research and the competences required, as specified in the scholarship descriptive sheet and contact the relevant scientific referee.

The choice of the scholarship (or to waive the right to receive any) shall be made via Apply from 5 days before the beginning of the interviews for the selected PhD programme, up to 12.00 pm (midday - CET) of the day before the beginning of the interview session. The choice made shall not be revoked.


Third selection process:
PhD programme
No.
own research topic
scholarships
Description of own research topic 
scholarships
No.
predefined research topic 
scholarships
Description of predefined research topic 
scholarships
Architecture. History and Project  (which includes the curriculum
"Transnational Architectural Models in a Globalized World"  in convention with School of Architecture of Tsinghua University)
2
DAD - POLITO CRT
0


Architectural and Landscape Heritage
No scholarships available
Energetics
0

2
Physics
No scholarships available
Management, Production and Design
0

2
Aerospace Engineering
0

1
Chemical Engineering
0

2
Civil and Environmental Engineering
0

4
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (which includes the curriculum in "Electrical Devices", established in convention with National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN)
0

7
Computer and Control Engineering
0

1
Mechanical Engineering
0

4
Metrology, in convention with National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
No scholarships available
Materials Science and Technology
0

1

Summer session:
PhD programme
No.
own research topic
scholarships
Description of own research topic 
scholarships
No.
predefined research topic 
scholarships
Description of predefined research topic 
scholarships
Architecture. History and Project  (which includes the curriculum
"Transnational Architectural Models in a Globalized World"  in convention with School of Architecture of Tsinghua University)
5
University scholarships
3
Architectural and Landscape Heritage
5
University scholarships
1
Energetics
4
University scholarships
8
Physics
4
University scholarships
6
Management, Production and Design
5
University scholarships
9
Aerospace Engineering
4
University scholarships
4
Chemical Engineering
6
University scholarships
3
Civil and Environmental Engineering
2
University scholarships
14
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (which includes the curriculum in "Electrical Devices", established in convention with National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN)
8
University scholarships
20
Computer and Control Engineering
5
University scholarships
13
Mechanical Engineering
6
University scholarships
6
Metrology, in convention with National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
6

4 University scholarships

2 INRiM

2
Materials Science and Technology
0

18

Spring session:
PhD programme
No. Open Scholarships
Description of Open Scholarships
No. Bound Scholarships
Description of Bound Scholarships
Architecture. History and Project 
3
University scholarships
1
Architectural and Landscape Heritage
3
University scholarships
0
Energetics
3
University scholarships
5
Physics
2
University scholarships
1
Management, Production and Design
3
University scholarships
4
Aerospace Engineering
3
University scholarships
0

Chemical Engineering
4
University scholarships
3
Civil and Environmental Engineering
1
University scholarship
6
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (which includes the curriculum in "Electrical Devices", established in convention with National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN)
8
University scholarships
9
Computer and Control Engineering
4
University scholarships
5
Mechanical Engineering
5
University scholarships
3
Metrology, in convention with National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
4
2 University scholarships

2 INRiM
0
Materials Science and Technology
0

10

At the end of selection procedures, scholarships are allocated on the basis of the position in the ranking list.
The PhD student who has obtained a scholarship is exempted from paying tuition fees, except in the fixed amount.

The duration of the scholarship shall be equal to the length of the entire PhD programme, to be verified annually, and it shall be disbursed on a monthly basis.

The amount of the scholarship shall increase of 50% in the event of international mobility, for a period no longer than 18 months, pursuant to what provided in specific agreements.

Who has already benefited, even partly, of a PhD scholarship in Italy, shall not be entitled to receive a second one. 
PhD scholarships are not compatible with research fellowships.

The PhD scholarship is subject to the deduction of INPS welfare contributions (art. 2, paragraph 26 of the Law 335/95 and subsequent amendments). From 1st January 2015, the overall deduction has increased by 30% (or by 23,50%, if the beneficiary is registered in other types of compulsory social security systems), of which 2/3 to be covered by the Administration and 1/3 by the boursary. It will be possible to visualize online INPS contributions payslips.

Concerning the compulsory submission of income declaration (730 or UNICO forms), the contributor whose sole income is represented by the received scholarship, shall not be obliged to submit the said declaration. However, students are advised to verify the information every year directly on Agenzia delle Entrate website and on the forms instructions.