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The Pure and Applied Mathematics Phd programme jointly established by Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Torino, Consorzio Interuniversitario per l'Alta Formazione in Matematica and Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica administrative seat at UniTo until XXXV cycle, PoliTo from XXXVI cycle. 

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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 program in Pure and Applied Mathematics from Politecnico di Torino is managed by a Consortium among the Politecnico di Torino,  University of  Torino and the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica "F. Severi" (INdAM), Rome.

The goal of the PhD program in Pure and Applied Mathematics is to  promote, organize, and manage the activities of the graduate students (third level of higher education, according to the Bologna Process) in order to achieve the title of PhD in Mathematics and its applications.The  research themes of the program belong to the classes PE1, SH4 and SH6 of the research areas of the European Research Council  and cover all areas of pure and applied mathematics: Logics, Algebra, Geometry, Mathematical Analysis and PDE's, Probability, Statistics, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis, Math. education, History of Mathematics, with a broad range of applications, including engineering, architecture, urban planning, medicine and epidemiology, pharmacy, economics. 

The PhD  program combines disciplinary specialization and a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.It provides  the PhD students with a preparation useful both in the academic research and the applications of mathematics to the  private sector  (such as bio- and nanotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, management, health organizations, etc.).

The PhD program will promote collaborations with international experts and  institutions, within a program of international "cotutele".


Beyond Academia and public and private research centers, professional opportunities are:

  • employment in banks and insurance companies to carry out actuarial  activities;
  • private companies to carry out modeling and  data analysis  (in economics,  marketing, epidemiology, ecc...)
  • consulting and IT companies;
  • statistical and financial consultancy as freelancers;
  • teaching, mostly in High Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Around finite basis results for quasi-orders
  • Curvature and topology in riemannian geometry
  • Diophantine geometry and applications to the factorization of lacunar polynomials
  • Elliptic curves 
  • From theories in mathematics education to classroom practice: multimodality and visualization
  • Geometric control theory and self-propulsion in fluids
  • Gino Fano e la scuola italiana di geometria algebrica
  • Kernel-based methods and applications
  • Large scale numerical optimization. Application to data science
  • Mathematical models for biological and biomedical problems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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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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