Admission exam

The admission to the Computer Science, Control and GeoInformation Doctorate is on a competitive basis. The expected characteristics of the ideal candidate are pro-active researcher and team player, adaptability to a multicultural environment, strong mathematics, physics, computer background, and good written and spoken English.

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

  • Information about the 32nd cycle Ph.D. call starting in the academic year 2016/17 is available (submission will close on May 30, 2016).
  • For the upcoming cycle, there will be 5 scholarships financed by the Tor Vergata University. In addition, there will be 2 unfunded positions with Ph.D. tax exemption.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata is committed to promoting international research through an international PhD program announcement dedicated to foreign students (submission will close on May 30, 2016).

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

  • In the first phase, which takes place during the opening of the Ph.D. call (until May 30, 2016), the candidates are required to submit a research proposal using the online form for the application. The proposal must be between 6000 and 8000 characters and contains: research topic, related work, objectives, innovative aspects, sustainability, references.
  • In the second phase, the candidates who pass the first phase 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 evaluating the results of the two phases and eventually other titles (publications, graduate titles), the commission will publish a list of winner candidates. Studentships will be assigned to the highest-ranking candidates in the list, depending on the number of available studentships.