call for applications
The call for application for admission to the XXXVII cycle PhD programmes is online:
(Executive summary)
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 deadlines are:
  • February 11, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon - CET) for the spring session
  • May 13, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon - CEST) for the summer session 
Any requests for information may be forwarded by email to or through the Ticketing Assistance Service accessible with detailed procedures on the page where the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) are also available.
Considering the high number of applications received near the deadlines indicated in the notice of competition (this also applies to the deadlines for accept the admission offer and enrollment), candidates are invited to send any questions well in advance.
Candidates are recommended not to 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. 
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 Governments or by national or foreign public bodies, who are found eligible to be admitted in a Ph.D. programme;
    • Positions reserved to research fellows;
    • 12 positions reserved to Chinese citizens benefiting from a scholarship provided by the China Scholarship Council - POLITO-PHD-CHINA Project (CSC);
    • 5 positions reserved to scholarship holders granted by the Southern University of Science and Technology - POLITO-PHD-CHINA Project (Sustech).
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. programmeOverall 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 University10701
Architectural and
Landscape Heritage
Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino231700
Energetics24161 Environment Park0
Management, Production
and Design
Aerospace Engineering  1491 Optimad Engineering0
Chemical Engineering9900
Civil and Environmental Engineering302100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications
Engineering (which
includes the curriculum
“Electrical Devices”,
established  in convention
with National Institute of
Nuclear Physics - INFN)
Computer and Control Engineering231600
Mechanical Engineering201500
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 Technology131200
Urban and Regional Development in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino151104
This table may be subject to changes / additions up to 5 days before the interviews
*The scholarships are published at the page Scholarships