Call for applications


The Call for applications provides information on the PhD programmes, positions and scholarships available for the upcoming PhD cycle. The Call also explains how to take part in the selection process and the mandatory deadlines.

After reading the Call, please submit your application from the Apply@polito platform.

Download here the call for applications for admissions to the PhD programmes of the 40th cycle and take part in one of the webinars organized by the PhD Programmes Hub to resolve any doubts and help you with your application! 

The next date is 17th June at 3.00 PM!

The Call for applications is divided into separate sessions. Applicants who accept an offer of admission for a position in a specific session cannot take part in the next sessions.

Session Application - opening date Application – closing date Ph.D. programmes start date
First 15/02/2024 15/03/2024 (at 2 PM – CET time) 01/11/2024
Second 03/06/2024 28/06/2024 (at 2 PM – CET time) 01/11/2024
Third 18/11/2024 06/12/2024 (at 2 PM – CET time) 01/03/2025

Positions and scholarships

Available positions are divided into:

  • Ordinary positions
    • fully-funded PhD positions with own research topic; 
    • fully-funded PhD positions with predefined research topic; 
    • PhD positions offered in apprenticeship format;
    • PhD positions without scholarship.
  • Reserved positions
    • PhD positions reserved to students who receive a scholarship funded by governments or by national or foreign public bodies, who are eligible to be admitted to a PhD programme;
    • PhD positions reserved to Research Fellows;
    • PhD positions in the framework of the PoliTo for Refugees Project.

Some positions are reserved to candidates selected by special Boards within the framework of specific international programmes in which Politecnico di Torino is involved.

Positions available for the second session of the 40th cycle

Politecnico di Torino offers a minimum number of 96 PhD scholarships for the 40th cycle.

These 96 PhD positions will not be all available during the first session but will be distributed among the three sessions, as detailed in the table below, which is integral part of the Call. Additional PhD positions with their specific details may become available after the publication of the Call and will be indicated in the aforementioned table, which will therefore be updated, providing evidence exclusively through this website

An update on the available positions for the second session of the 40th cycle will be published every Tuesday and Friday, approximately until the end of August. Therefore, the absence of positions at a given moment should not be interpreted as a definitive absence of positions for the ongoing session.

The definite number of positions available for each session and each PhD programme will be finalized in the present page within 6 days before the date of the oral interviews set by each Admissions Committee and published in accordance with the provisions set in art. 9 of the Call.

For the positions with a predefined research topic and for the positions offered in apprenticeship format, applicants can find the information sheet by clicking on the number of the positions available.


Update of 14th June 2024

PhD programmes

Fully-funded PhD positions (with scholarship) with own research topic

Fully-funded PhD positions (with scholarship) with predefined research topic

PhD positions offered in apprenticeship format

PhD positions without

Total ordinary PhD positions

PhD positions reserved to recipients of scholarships granted by Governments or by national or foreign public bodies

Architecture. History and Project, including the curriculum “Transnational Architectural Models in a Globalized World” in collaboration with the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University


Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino

  5     5  

Design and Technology. People, environments and systems

2       2  


  1   2 3  


3       3  

Aerospace Engineering

  1   2 3  

Chemical Engineering

2       2  

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  8     8  

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, including the “Electronics Devices” curriculum, in collaboration with the National Institute for Nuclear Physics

8     1 9  

Management and Production Engineering

3       3  

Computer and Control Engineering

6   1   7  

Mechanical Engineering


Patrimonio architettonico / Architectural Heritage

3       3  

Materials Science and Technology

  2     2  

Mathematical Sciences

4       4  

Urban and Regional Development in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino

6 2     8  

Previous updates on the positions available for the second session of the 40th cycle.

Previous updates on the positions available for the first session of the 40th cycle.