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PhD Scholarships
PhD scholarships can be open or bound. 
The gross annual amount of the scholarship shall be € 13.638,47. Politecnico di Torino has chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 17.500,00.

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

The bound scholarships are associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more bound 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.



Spring session (this table is constantly updated):
PhD programme
No. Open Scholarships
Description of Open Scholarships
No. Bound Scholarships
Description of Bound Scholarships
Architecture. History and Project 
3
University scholarships
0

Architectural and Landscape Heritage
3
University scholarships
0
Energetics
3
University scholarships
7
Physics
2
University scholarships
0

Management, Production and Design
3
University scholarships
2
Aerospace Engineering
3
University scholarships
0

Chemical Engineering
4
University scholarships
2
Civil and Environmental Engineering
1
University scholarship
9
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
10
Computer and Control Engineering
4
University scholarships
8
Mechanical Engineering
5
University scholarships
7
Metrology, in convention with National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
4
2 University scholarships
2 INRiM
0
Materials Science and Technology
0

7

Summer session:
PhD programme
No. Open Scholarships
Description of Open Scholarships
No. Bound Scholarships
Description of Bound Scholarships
Architecture. History and Project

University scholarships


Architectural and Landscape Heritage

University scholarships


Energetics

University scholarships


Physics

University scholarships


Management, Production and Design

University scholarships


Aerospace Engineering

University scholarships


Chemical Engineering

University scholarships


Civil and Environmental Engineering

University scholarships


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

University scholarships


Computer and Control Engineering

University scholarships


Mechanical Engineering

University scholarships


Metrology, in convention with National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)

University scholarships


Materials Science and Technology

University scholarships



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.