Postgraduate Research degrees (Ph.D.) are the highest level of university education. The Ph.D. program in Engineering in Computer Science (Dottorato di Ingegneria Informatica) offered by the Sapienza University of Rome is aimed at the acquisition of the necessary competence to pursue highly-specialised research activities and concludes with the preparation of a final thesis.

The Ph.D. Program, which may include a period of study abroad, lasts three academic years. Each academic year begins on November 1 and ends on October 31 of the following year.  In exceptional cases, the course may be extended by a further academic year at the discretion of the Board of Lecturers.

The Doctorate course envisions:

* Participation in Ph.D. schools and courses of the M.Sc. in Engineering in Computer Science, and the passing of the corresponding exams.

* A research project under the supervision of a Tutor designated by the Board of Lecturers.

* The preparation of a Ph.D. Thesis covering the original scientific results attained by the student during the Ph.D. course.

* A final discussion of the Ph.D. Thesis in order to achieve the title of Doctor of Research (Ph.D.) in Engineering in Computer Science (Dottorato in Ingegneria Informatica).

To enrole in the Ph.D. program, students must possess a Master's degree in a related field or a suitable certificate for studies carried out abroad.  The selection of candidates for the Ph.D. program is done by public competition, as described in the relevant announcement published once a year in the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana

An International Call for Ph.D. Applications is issued on a yearly basis. The Call for Applications is usually in June, the deadline for sending the application is in the second half of July, the selection takes place in late september and the selected candidates are expected to start the Ph.D. program on November 1st.  Candidates Interested in admission competition procedures can find further information under the Admission menu.

Some of the scholarships offered are financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.  Non-fee paying studentships may be offered, and others may be financed by outside bodies. Foreign students should contact the Italian ambassador or consulate in their own countries, or their own Foreign Affairs Ministries, for more information on the opportunities to join Ph.D. programs in Italy.

Students awarded with an ErasmusMundus, Marie-Curie or similar scholarships can apply in any period of the year. Send an email to the Coordinator for further instructions.

Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program in Engineering in Computer Science (November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2017)
Prof. Daniele Nardi