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Informatics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

A successful Ph.D. Informatics from Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) student will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the general field of informatics, as well as an in-depth specialization in an area of interest. 

Working with one or more Faculty members, the student will contribute original, useful, and scientifically valid ideas in their chosen area of research. In addition, students will develop the professional skills that will be needed throughout their career.

Education

Most students in the Ph.D. programme are supported as assistants. The support covers tuition and provides a salary. Responsibilities of assistants include both teaching and research duties. Generally students receive support as long as funds are available and the student is making adequate progress through the programme

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Machine Learning
  • Algorithms & Complexity
  • Computational Biology and Drug Design
  • Data Design & Modeling
  • Deep Learning Lab
  • Distributed Algorithms
  • Engineering of Domain Specific Languages

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • 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. 
  • 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).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Lugano

  • 1516 - 2140 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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