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Places and Scholarships

The PhD available places fall within the following categories:

a) places with doctoral scholarships provided by the Politecnico di Milano. 

This scholarships can be:

  • general (generic / "open subject" scholarships)
  • connected to a specific research theme (thematic scholarships)

b) places without doctoral scholarships provided by the Politecnico di Milano.


On the webpage "Areas, subjects and thematic of research published in the call" you can find all the subjects for each Phd programme, both for generic scholarships and thematic scholarships.

On the webpage “Open subject scholarships” you can find the subjects for generic (open subject) scholarships only. 
The open subject scholarship cannot be selected.

On the webpage “Thematic scholarships” you can find the subjects for thematic scholarships only.

Candidates interested in competing for one or more thematic scholarships must opt for them by accessing the on-line procedure by 2pm on 30th May 2024. 

The thematic scholarships are awarded only to those who opted for them in the online procedure and are bound by the proposed research in the subject.




For the three-year duration of their studies, PhD candidates may be supported by scholarships.

Scholarships start from € 1300, the amount depends on the proposed research topic. For PhD candidates with a scholarship, the regional fee, the stamp duties and insurance costs will be withheld each year, from the first monthly grant. This amount is established on a yearly basis. For the academic year 2024-2025, this amount is equal to Euro 167.04 , unless there are changes in national and regional legislation.

PhD students without a scholarship, for the first enrolment and for enrolment in the following years, will be required to pay the amount mentioned above

The details are given in the Call for Admission. 

Those having benefited from a scholarship for a Ph.D. course, even partially, may not apply for a second time.