PhD Programme in Information Engineering and Computer Science - second call

Until 36th cycle Information and communication technology.

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 39th cycle (academic year 2023/2024) of the PhD Programme in Information Engineering and Computer Sciences.

In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2023-2024

Rector's Decree no. 862 of August 1st, 2023, published on August 2nd, 2023.
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: no. 40 +1 +1 +1
Scholarships: no. 39 +1 +1 +1 (of which no. 34 +1 +1 +1 on reserved topics)
Positions reserved to applicants who are granted scholarships by foreign countries: no. 2 in the Area A e D
Position without scholarship: no. 1

The Academic year starts November 1, 2023
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years

May also be admitted on additional positions applicants selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates.

application/pdfIECS_second_call_39_ENG(PDF | 310 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online within the deadline.

Deadline for application: September 5th, 2023 hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)

Applicants who will have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships can apply for these scholarships by sending an email to the Doctoral Secretariat ( [at], changing the order of preference if necessary and mentioning in the subject line the Application Identification Number.

Details about funded positions

Research Area A: Deep and Structured Machine Learning, Machine Learning and Intelligent Optimization, Language Speech and Interaction
Research Area B: Cyber Security, Next Generation Networks, Systems and Networks, Embedded Intelligence and Robotics Systems
Research Area C: Social Informatics, Software Engineering and Formal Methods, Data Intelligence
Research Area D: Artificial intelligence and machine learning for data analysis, Earth observation and planetary exploration, Multimedia Signal Processing and Understanding, Remote and Distributed Sensing, Signal Processing and Recognition

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in bold (indicated with +).

Research Area No. of positions With scholarship/fellowship Without scholarship
A 15 +1 15 +1 -
B 9 8 1
C 8 +1 +1 8 +1 +1 -
D 8 8 -

Positions reserved to applicants who are granted scholarships by foreign countries (without scholarship, reserved to candidates with specific requirements, see art. 6 of the call): no. 2 in Research Area A and D.

For information about scholarships with reserved research topics see the related webpage.

Applicants who already closed and correctly sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships can apply for them (only in the same Area of the main Application) filling-in the that will be available online.

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment of qualifications: starting from September 14th, 2023 (please note that the assessment might take several days)

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: updated on September 21st, 2023
Final ranking: published on September 29th, 2023

application/pdfEsiti finali ISI_Final results_II_IECS_39(PDF | 599 KB)
application/pdfEsclusioni_domanda_incompleta_ISI_39_II_updated(PDF | 138 KB)

Deadline for enrolment: 
Positions with scholarship-Reserved positions: October 7th, 2023
Positions without scholarship: October 13th, 2023

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
More information at and

Useful links


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application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentStatement_of_purpose_ISI-IECS(DOCX | 14 KB)

Last update: September 29th, 2023