National Ph.D. programmes


The so-called "Doctoral programmes of national interest" are Ph.D. programmes designed and established by a consortium of internationally-recognized universities and research institutions of high qualification.

They share training and research activities, modalities of financial support, exchange and mobility of professors and doctoral candidates, with the objective of contributing to the progress of research, also through the achievement of specific objectives of the priority areas of intervention of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).

Politecnico di Torino is the administrative seat of two national PhD programmes:

  • The National PhD Programme in Artificial Intelligence, which represents the first national initiative about this topic. The programme was launched in July 2020 from the collaboration with CNR, Università di Pisa, Università di Roma Sapienza, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma and Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” . The partners for the 39° cycle are: Politecnico di Milano, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Università degli Studi di Padova, Università degli Studi del Molise, Università di Venezia Ca' Foscari, Università degli Studi di Verona.
  • The National PhD Programme in Materials, Sustainable Processes and Systems for the Energy Transition, a programme launched in July 2022 from the collaboration with Università di Roma La Sapienza, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Università degli Studi di Torino, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Università del Salento, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” Vercelli, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (I.N.Ri.M.), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). The new partner Univerities for the 39° cycle are: Università dell’Aquila and Università di Palermo.

Politecnico di Torino is also partner of other doctoral programmes of national interest which involve the main Italian universities and some important research institutions and enterprises. Politecnico funds one or more scholarship(s) and is the main training and research seat  for the PhD candidates who receive a scholarship within a national doctoral programme that Politecnico has joined.

The PhD Programmes listed below are entirely managed by the administative seat detailed below. Interested applicants must contact the administraive seat for information on the Call for applications and the selection procedures as well as the Regulations applying.

Politecnico di Torino has made available one or more PhD scholarship(s) in each of the following national Ph.D. programmes: