PhD programs

PhD programs - Copyright Andrea GuermaniThe University of Torino believes in investing in young people and that it gives new strength to research. One of the main goals of the University of Torino is to train the next generation of leading researchers and provide them with the scientific knowledge and skills necessary for a successful academic or research career in private and public institutions.

A key element of the doctoral experience at the University of Torino is the research training that all students undertake under the guidance of their academic supervisor. Particular attention is also given to international cooperation, thanks to high quality courses held in English, mobility programs and agreements with foreign universities to encourage interuniversity co-operation and to develop jointly-run and tutored doctorate courses.

PhD areas have been organised into four schools:

How to join a PhD Program at the University of Torino

The University of Torino selects prospective PhD students through annual calls and entrance exams. The Call for applications (bando di concorso), will give you all the information about entrance exams, doctoral programs and projects, number of positions opened and scholarships available. 

It is possible to submit an application to a PhD Program in reply to a specific call for application only. 

Admitted students will work on advanced, independent and specialised research, which will demonstrate valuable scientific contribution to their chosen subject area. Research students will be supported by their assigned academic supervisors, attend conferences and seminars. Research and related activities are usually carried out in Italian (Italian language courses for international students are offered throughout the year), however PhD students are welcome to write their thesis in English or other languages as approved by the Doctoral Board. Final assessment is based upon a thesis and an oral examination. 

More details about the call for applications for admission to PhD programmes - 33rd cycle and competition results are available on the University of Torino website.