36 months
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The goal of this Computer and Control Engineering programme from Politecnico di Torino is to develop students ability to study, research, develop innovation and manage projects; those skills are meant to be applied in the framework of public research centres or industry operating in the sector of Computer Sciences, or to promote the establishment of new high-tech companies. 

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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 PhD programme in Computer and Control Engineering from Politecnico di Torino  aims at training researchers who are able to work in both university and industry sector, operating in the field of Computer and Control Engineering and focusing on the following areas of research: 

  • Automation
  • Computer Sciences
  • Operational Research 


The programme contributes to train researchers working in the field of Automation, Computer Sciences and Operational Research. 

Training activities are focused on themes and areas of research explored by the Department of Automation and Computer Sciences, tutors and other members of Academic Board. 

In some event, students are allowed to collaborate with external researchers experienced in the field of interest, in order to complete their research project. PhD training can be carry out in collaboration with external Institutions.

Research Proposal

If you are interested in one of the topics, please contact the related Proposer.

  • An index to evaluate motor fluctuations: a clinical and instrumental analysis
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality: new frontiers in education and training
  • Augmented Cobots: Augmented Reality to Support Collaborative Robotics
  • Human-centric Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • Big Spatio-Temporal Data Analytics
  • Biological Systems Modeling for Precision Medicine
  • Accessibility of Internet of Things Devices and Systems
  • Security of "smart" environments
  • Digital Wellbeing in the Internet of Things
  • Evaluating the impact of automated decision systems in urban contexts
  • Deep Natural Language Processing in Cross-lingual Domains
  • From customer's devices to the cloud: orchestrating the computing continuum
  • Planning Safety in the Era of Approximate Computing Systems
  • Algorithms and technologies for ubiquitous applications
  • Pervasive Information Management
  • Key management techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • ICT for Urban Sustainability

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced techniques for digital testing
  • Computing Paradigms for Error-Tolerant Applications
  • Control and data acquisition automation in scientific experiments
  • Data analytics for science and society
  • Data mining concepts and algorithms 
  • Empirical methods in software engineering
  • Formal verification of concurrent and distributed software and systems
  • Hacking techniques

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.

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