Ph.D. On Campus


Polytechnic University of Catalonia

36 months
667 EUR/year
667 EUR/year
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Computing from Polytechnic University of Catalonia was designed to provide rigorous, competitive training for students wishing to undertake research on topics in the areas of computing covered by the programme. 


Computing from Polytechnic University of Catalonia covers research topics in a set of disciplines related to computing: programming, algorithmics, big data, bioinformatics, visualisation and virtual reality. These topics build on studies for the bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering, specialisation in Computing; the bachelor's degree in Mathematics, specialisation in Discrete Mathematics and Algorithmics; the new bachelor's degree in Data Science and Engineering, and other related degrees. 


Graduates are employed at research institutes (including the Alan Turing Institute) and universities abroad. Others have set up companies (e.g. Nelio Software) or hold positions at leading companies in the sector (including Google and Amazon). These results demonstrate that graduates are highly employable.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algorithms, Computational Biology, Complexity and Formal Methods
  • Computer Science in Engineering
  • Laboratory of Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learnability
  • Logic and Programming
  • Visualisation, Virtual Reality and Graphic Interaction 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Spanish, Partially taught in Catalan


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees 
  • Entrance qualification.
  • If your entrance qualification was issued by a foreign institution, a letter from your home university stating that your qualification qualifies you for admission to doctoral studies in that country.
  • CV with references to your research and publications.
  • Proof of any grants or financial aid obtained.
  • Academic record for all university degrees completed 
  • Publications in journals or conference proceedings
  • Research experience 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Estimated fee

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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