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Date added: 07 May 2018

Organisation: University of Trento

Location: Trento, Italy

Application deadline: 31 May 2018

Admission requirements and topics

The application must be completed and submitted by the above deadline, solely by the online system: http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott.

The application which you must select is Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology 34th cycle - First Call 2018"

Applicants who do not have an account at the University of Trento must register in advance at: http://www.unitn.it/account.

The application shall be subject to the payment of an application fee - non-refundable - amounting to € 15 to be paid paid by credit card according to the instructions given in the appropriate section of the online application

Applicants are advised to register well in advance with respect of the deadline because the issue of the username and password (sent via email), necessary to enter UNITN's online services, may require up to 2 working days.

The administration strongly recommends that applicants ensure that they have received the notification email confirming the definitive completion of the application procedure.

Applicants are asked not to wait until the last days prior to the deadline before submitting their applications.

During the filling out of the online application, applicants must choose which research area/s (max. 2, specifying the order of preference)  and no more than two project specific grants (reserved topic scholarships) within each research area they are interested to apply for.

If an applicant is short-listed in more than one Research Area, he/she will be enrolled in the one that he/she selected as first choice in the online application and deleted from the other ranking list

Applicants who have submitted the application by the deadline and made the payment of the application feed may also opt for any scholarships on reserved topics additional reserved topic scholarships that will be made available AFTER the publication of the present call by using the additional online application http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott, that is available only from 07 June to 12 September 2018, at 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2).

To access the additional online application applicants must use the same credentials as for the main application

Curriculum areas:


Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Speech and Dialogue
Area B (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)
  • Embedded Systems
  • Systems and Networks
  • Wireless Networking
Area C (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics and Management
  • Formal Methods
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social informatics
  • Software Engineering
Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)
  • Distributed Sensing
  • Multimedia analysis
  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Signal processing

Scholarship and other benefits

The annual net amount of the scholarship is € 14.400,00. The annual gross amount of the doctoral scholarship is € 16.290,00 (the scholarship net amount may change, depending on the country of residence and on country-specific taxation agreements.)

The majority of the PhD positions are covered by scholarships.

Students who have been awarded a PhD scholarship are entitled to get a 50% increase of their scholarship when staying abroad for reasons related to their doctoral research and studies.

Each student is provided with a budget which can be used for educational and research purposes.

First year students have the priority for getting accommodation at student residences.


Learn more about these PhD positions and how to apply.


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