Computer Science, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    160
    Tuition (Year)
    160
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano ,
The main goal of this programme is to train future scientists with a strong professional background who are capable of working in an international and highly competitive environment, such as the Information Technology (IT) sector.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

What makes PhD graduates ideal candidates to work as researchers both in academia and in the IT sector is their ability to research and understand theoretical and applied research topics, the collaborative approach to work, and their dissemination and writing skills. Moreover, problem solving skills and the ability to work autonomously enable them to become key players in every field of IT, as independent consultants or in management roles.

At the end of the programme, graduates are equipped with a vast knowledge of IT, from the formal and theoretical aspects to the latest developments in methodology and technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Predefined
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

During the PhD programme, students first gain a deep understanding of state-of-the-art research, and develop a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary background. Then, they start contributing to research with their own ideas and producing original and innovative results. The programme is set in an international environment which promotes knowledge exchange and dissemination of ideas and results.

PhD students can choose any of the three research themes offered by the faculty. They are different not only in the main topics explored, but also in the research methodology applied. In the Knowledge Representation and Data Management area, students investigate the foundations of data and knowledge management, the basis for the development of advanced prototype software systems. In the Software Engineering area, work follows an empirical approach based on the implementation of prototypes and techniques and the carrying out and analysis of experiments. 

In order to apply, you must have earned 300 ECTS credits in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electronics or in a related discipline, and you will need to demonstrate your ability to speak English.

You will be required to take part in a public recruitment competition (see call).

The official application period for the academic year 2017/2018 is from 2 May until 3 July 2017.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 160 International
  • EUR 160 EU/EEA

Funding

Grants are assigned following the rank list drawn up by the Evaluation Committee. If an applicant decides to forego a grant, the next enrolled applicant on the rank list will be offered the grant.
The annual study grant amounts to € 17,000 gross.

  • Intake with grants from the University: 9 places
  • Intake with no grant: 3 places

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