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Ph.D. On Campus


Politecnico di Torino

36 months
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The Energetics programme from Politecnico di Torino offers courses on Experimental e Computational heat and mass transfer as well as others focusing on specific issues.   

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 Energetics programme from Politecnico di Torino foresees research and training activities in fundamental and advanced sectors for the conversion and the rational use of energy, such as renewable energies, the environmental impact of energetic systems, thermal economics, energy planning, analysis of security and affordability of energy systems, nuclear fission and fusion, engineering of the internal environment, alternative engines, oleodynamic and pneumatic, hybrid propulsion system.   

Priority objectives for the research are the progress of knowledge and technological innovation for improving the performance in systems and in components currently used for the conversion, storage, distribution and use of energy, as well as the development of methodologies, tools and technologies for the control of the environmental impact of energy and transport systems. Special attention is paid to the energy transition, both for technological aspects (like the impact of renewable resources) and for environmental sustainability (like the global carbon management). 

Priority objectives for the education are the creation of a common and multidisciplinary background throughout courses of Global energy trends and outlook, Sustainable transport systems, Energy in smart buildings, Energy for future factories.


Energetics PhDs work in Italian and foreign Universities and Research Centers such as ENEA, European Commission Joint Research Center, Energy International Agency, InnoEnergy PhD School, the European research infrastructure on biomass BRISK II, as well as in leading Italian and foreign automotive Companies, such as FCA, General Motors, FPT Industrial, IVECO, Porsche and BOSCH, in Companies of the energy sector such as Framatome, Ansaldo, EDF, ENI, SNAM, ENGIE, IREN, SMAT, Westinghouse.

Research Proposals

  • Environmental Friendly Powertrains
  • Fluid Power
  • Energy System Optimization
  • Energy Storage
  • Solar Energy
  • Thermal Properties Materials
  • Building physics and energy systems in future buildings and communities
  • Sustainable Nuclear Engineering

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainable transport systems: energy and environmental issues 
  • Hybrid propulsion systems Rolando
  • Energy for future factories
  • Energy in smart buildings
  • Energy and environmental assessement of building stocks 

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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