36 months
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences Phd programme jointly established by Politecnico di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino administrative seat at PoliTo until XXXII cycle, UniTo from XXXIII cycle.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Call for applications is now open!

Why Politecnico?

  • 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

The establishment of a joint Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences programme between Politecnico di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino, providing a common high-level training for engineers, biologists, physicians, surgeons and dentists, represents an answer to the demand for a greater competitiveness at international level, but also a novelty in the framework of national scientific and educational organisations.

From such research and training cooperation, it is likely to develop the basis for the devise of cutting-edge methodologies and technologies, which could provide an answer to most recent problems in biomedical research and to propose innovative solutions that could have an deep impact on reality of healthcare and production system.

The educational objectives of the course concern the training of a new generation of researchers with expertise in medical sciences, surgical and medical technologies, capable of conceiving, designing, testing, and transferring into clinical practice the therapeutic strategies based on medical and surgical devices and biomedical technologies which could range from the atomistic scale to the macro scale. 

This will allow to compete for research funding CALLs on numerous issues in line with the objectives of Horizon 2020 (in particular Society challenges: health, demographic change and well-being).


The medical device market is constantly growing and becoming comparable to the drugs market. In this area, the space for further technological innovations that result from extensive scientific and medical researches is huge, also thanks to the development of new areas of research as described above and inter-disciplinary contexts, such as nanotechnology.

In this context, the companies that produce medical devices, in particular implantable ones, need to find experts that are able to secure sufficient technological innovation, making their products competitive on the market. Similarly, public hospitals and private clinics need qualified personnel capable of interacting with technology providers to ensure increasingly advanced, competitive and high-quality services. The professional environment must also be characterized by a careful and thorough knowledge of the regulatory frameworks for medical devices, which are increasingly stringent and constantly evolving. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Additive Manufacturing in Bioengineering and Surgey
  • Advanced Therapies (Nanomedicine, Gene and Cell Therapy) in Surgery 
  • Biomedical instrumentation for physiological monitoring in surgical applications 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Politecnico di Torino and/or in Italy, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

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

Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences
Politecnico di Torino


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!