36 months
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Architectural and Landscape Heritage programme from Politecnico di Torino focuses on heritage, with a view to promoting both knowledge, management and conservation of building environment, and qualification and innovation/transformation processes, compatible with existing environment in order to qualify it, keeping in mind the role assumed by communications.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


Call for applications is now open!

Why Politecnico di Torino ?

  • Over 200 fully funded positions available 
  • Scholarship amount: € 18.854,52 gross per year  
  • Joint research activity with the non-academic sector 
  • Pre-PhD scholarships available for candidates admitted within the spring session

This Architectural and Landscape Heritage programme from Politecnico di Torino aims at responding to the need, shared by both scientific society and socioeconomic reality – especially in the actual cultural, productive and administrative situation characterising the territory – to train figures of researchers and highly-skilled professionals, in possession of the required critical-historical knowledge of cultural heritage and in general of man-made environment; it also provides students with methodologies and practice of integrated intervention – to be applied both at disciplinary level and in other context in synergic combination with other skills - which represent the corner stones on which any operational approach focusing on compatibility and sustainability is based on.

Architectural and landscape heritage represents a wide area of research on which this programme is focused, recognising that research disciplinary methodologies are also the basis of any form of heritage conservation.


Those obtaining a PhD diploma in this field are meant to be professionals who are able to deal with various issues related to knowledge, documentation, transformation, management and communications of cultural heritage, acting as to favour their return to the community.

The professionals, which this programme aims at training, are not only to be employed in academic institutions: they are also highly-qualified technicians who may ¿work in specific fields – architectural project, structural design, plant building and chemical-physical engineering – while managing issues related to cultural heritage; they may become high-level officers and administrators, dealing with conservation of cultural heritage – museums, foundations, management of historical buildings, or experts of digital communications and management of interventions requiring an object-oriented approach – large construction sites, crisis management, digital publishing, digital humanities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Challenges in the preservation of the architectural heritage of the 20th century
  • Heritage and contemporary architecture
  • Landscape architecture in the 20th century: from modernism to postmodernism
  • Problem based methodologies, tools and approaches for the enhancement strategies of the 20th Century heritage: the case of architecture of Olivetti in Ivrea (Turin) 
  • Scan 2 HBIM (historical/heritage building information modeling). Application on XXth century architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Access to PhD courses in Italy can be only achieved by participating in the Calls for Application. At Politecnico di Torino, PhD candidates are admitted after the evaluation of academic qualifications and the following oral interview: as a matter of fact, your skills are evaluated by analyzing your academic and scientific curricula and by the mandatory interview with the Selection Committee.
  • You can participate in the Call if you have a Master of Science or if you are planning to obtain such degree by 31st October. In addition, it is required an international certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent one).
  • The GRE General Test will not be required only for students who apply for a CSC scholarship.

Living costs for Turin

660 - 980 EUR /month
Living costs

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


PhD scholarships can be with own research topic or with predefined research topic.

The gross annual amount of the scholarship is usually € 15,343.28, but the Politecnico di Torino has  chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 18.854,52.

All candidates compete for scholarships with own research topic, unless they explicitly waive their right to receive them.

The scholarships with predefined research topic are associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more scholarships shall carefully verify which are the field of research and the competences required, as specified in the scholarship descriptive sheet and contact the relevant scientific referee.

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.

Our partners

Architectural and Landscape Heritage
Politecnico di Torino


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!