Computer Science,
Control and
Geoinformation Doctorate

Admission

The admission to the PhD program in Computer Science, Control and GeoInformation is on a competitive basis. The expected characteristics of the ideal candidate are pro-active researcher and team player, adaptability to a multicultural environment, and good written and spoken English.

Application

Admissions are on a yearly basis. The call for application is issued around March and is available on the website of the Doctoral School of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The call for the 36th PhD cycle starting in the academic year 2020/21 closed on July 15, 2020.

You can find here specific information and requirements for the application to the PhD program in Computer Science, Control and GeoInformation.

For the 36th cycle, there was a total of 5 scholarships financed by the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
In addition, there were be 2 unfunded positions with PhD tax exemption and 4 unfunded positions reserved for foreign students (who are required to have their own source of funding).

The application submission is managed through the Delphi web site from the following links: 

Admission Exam

The admission exam is held in two distinct phases; three Phd board members form the examination board.

The candidates are required to submit a research proposal using the online procedure for the application, along with their curriculum and titles. It is recommended that the proposal is between 6000 and 8000 characters and contains: research topic, related work, objectives, innovative aspects, sustainability, references. In the first examination phase, the curriculum and the titles of each candidate are assessed in order to determine whether specific quality thresholds are met. In the positive case, the candidate is admitted to the second phase.

In the second examination phase, the admitted candidates will take an oral exam to expose their curriculum and research subjects and to check their English knowledge. The exam will be held remotely using Skype (or frontally, if requested by the candidate). After the results of both phases are established, the examination board will publish a list of winner candidates. Scholarships will be assigned to the highest-ranking candidates in the list, depending on the number of available scholarships.