The first phase consists of 10 core courses with corresponding exams. Each course is awarded with 3 study credits, for a total of 30 ECTS. A part of the courses is mandatory (core courses) and another part consists of electives that can be taken at USI or other universities, e.g., in the ProDoc or the NCCR FINRISK programs, conditional on a formal prior acceptance by the PhD committee.
We encourage applications from highly qualified candidates. Admission to the Ph.D. programme is competitive. Each year we receive many strong applications from around the world. Applicants are admitted based on their research interests and experience, potential for success in the programme, and compatibility with current needs of the Faculty.
The official language of the Ph.D. programme is English. Students must be able to demonstrate fluency in English prior to admission.
The Ph.D. programme is governed by regulations adopted by the Faculty.
In order to be admitted, the applicant must have completed a Master's degree in computer science, informatics, or a closely related field prior to joining the program (but not necessarily prior to applying to the programme).
Applications for admission to the Ph.D. programme are reviewed two times per year. Admission is typically for the Fall semester (commencing in September)
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