36 months
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Metrology programme from Politecnico di Torino is offered is convention with Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (I.N.Ri.M.).   


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

Metrology and is the art of studying the world of measurement and is as old as the humans with an old Greek root métron-logía. Every day in your life you measure, every day in your life you have to quantify physical quantities and decide according to that measurement.

This Metrology programme is offered by Politecnico di Torino.

If you wish to know better and better a single narrow subject, this is not the place for you. But if you are curious to enter a field which is in everywhere and which is becoming fundamental in every farm and place this is the place you have to stop.

Come in, have a look at the research proposals, if you are ready to challenge yourself, you will find the research for you, either in the fundamental metrology with INRIM support or in the new frontiers of metrology at POLITO, CERN or INRIM, digging inside the metrology for health, for high energy particles, for chemicals, pharmaceutical and food industry, for energy and environment or, for the Industry 4.0. You will not be disappointed.

Your imagination is the only limit to your horizon: what you are takes you far. 

Career Opportunities 

This PhD is a first step towards a European PhD in metrology to which could associate the existing structures in France, UK and Germany. 

Job opportunities are encouraged by the possibility of training in highly qualified scientific laboratories, which are equipped with modern equipment and primary reference measurement samples; the interdisciplinary nature of the course, which includes collaborations with other universities and agencies, internships in joint projects, linguistic and computer training, experiences in the European and international research systems; the presence of scholars from different Italian universities that stimulate the mobility of students throughout the country, in order to facilitate the exchange of scientific information and comparison of different methodologies; the presence of scholars operating in industry sector or closely linked to industrial applications which support the diffusion of applied research; a board of scholars with different skills and experiences involved in new fields of measurement and certification, requiring the development of new standards and measurement methods.

Based on these innovative and interdisciplinary issues, the doctorate aims to develop new knowledge, responding to the needs of the society, and to form professional skills which could be included in these new fields of metrology. 

Research Proposals

  • Applied Metrology
  • High Energy Particle Metrology
  • Magnetism and spintronics
  • Mechanical and thermal Metrology
  • Metrology for Health, Energy and Environment
  • Metrology in chemistry and biology
  • Quantum metrology and devices
  • Time and Frequency Metrology

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mgnetism in materials and magnetic measurements
  • The evaluation of uncertainty in measurement
  • The measurement of electrical impedance 
  • Thermal measurement and control methods

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.

Tuition Fee

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

Politecnico di Torino


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!