PhD scholarships can be without predefined research topic or with predefined resaearch topic.
The gross annual amount of the scholarship shall be € 15.343,28. Politecnico di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino have chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 18.854,52.
All candidates compete for scholarships without predefined research topic, unless they explicitly waive their right to receive them.
Fully-funded PhD positions with predefined research topic are associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more scholarships with predefined research topic/positions in apprenticeship shall carefully verify which are the field of research and the competences required, as specified in the descriptive sheet and contact the relevant scientific referee.
The table below is constantly updated.
Further descriptive sheets of scholarships with predefined research topic/positions in apprenticeship will be added before the beginning of the interviews for admission in the concerned PhD programme.
At the end of selection process, scholarships/positions in apprenticeship are allocated on the basis of a comparative evaluation of candidates, on their possible choice and in compliance with their position in the ranking list.
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 mobility period abroad, for a period no longer than 18 months, pursuant to what provided in specific agreements.
Those who received a scholarship during the course of PhD programme, even for one year, shall not be entitled to receive any PhD related scholarship. 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 2018, the overall deduction has increased by 34,23% (or by 24%, 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.
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.