Ph.D. On Campus

Statistics and Computer Science

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

48 months
15000 EUR/year
15000 EUR/year
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The 4-year PhD in Statistics and Computer Science at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi  is a high profile and rigorous doctoral program, within the Department of Decision Sciences, that develops strong mathematical, statistical, computational and programming backgrounds.


The cross-disciplinary nature of our program is essential for gaining first-class research skills. Indeed, the rise of Machine Learning and Data Science is providing undisputed evidence that the ideal expertise for achieving new exciting advances in these areas lies at the boundaries of Statistics and Computer Science.

The ability of developing both novel statistical methodologies and highly scalable computational algorithms has become crucial, due to the increasing availability of large and complex datasets.

The PhD in Statistics and Computer Science at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is tailored to extremely talented and motivated students who wish to stand out either as statisticians having also a deep knowledge of computing, algorithms and theoretical computer science or as computer scientists with a strong training in probabilistic and statistical modeling and applications. 

This merging of skills is a distinctive feature of modern data scientists working on cutting-edge research topics within academic institutions, research organizations and industry.


The PhD program aims at graduating students who will undertake successful research careers in academia, research organizations and industry. One may take, as a benchmark, the list of selected (first) placements of the PhD in Statistics which is reported below:


  • Stanford University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • University of Oxford


  • FAO
  • Unicredit
  • KPMG
  • Zürich Life Insurance

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Real Analysis 
  • Probability Theory
  • Computer Science
  • Statistical Theory 
  • Stochastical Theory
  • Stochastic Processes 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Applications can be submitted by candidates of any citizenship who:

  •  have completed or are completing their graduate studies and
  •  have at least a “proven” B2 (CEFR) level of competence in EnglishGraduate qualifications accepted:
  •  Italian degrees: second cycle (graduate) degrees
  •  non-Italian degrees of equivalent Italian standard recognized as such by the Admission Board

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Tuition fees for students without fellowship and without tuition waiver amount to € 15,000 for year 1 and 2 and € 5,000 for year 3 and 4 for the PhDs

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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