All applicants to our Ph.D. program must have completed a five-year university curriculum (for instance, a three-year Bachelor plus a two-year Master). They are expected to demonstrate a sound background in Computer Science and/or Computational Mathematics, fluency in English, and a strong motivation for research.
The call is usually in June/July and the application can be submitted online. See the website.
Applicants are ranked according to their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and the result of an oral examination usually done at the beginning of September. The public oral examination may also be carried out through video-conferencing tools.
The 7 top-ranked applicants qualify for a grant as well as a tuition fee waiver. The remaining applicants may either be admitted with no grant or not admitted at all. For candidates admitted without a grant, enrollment also requires the payment of a first installment tuition fee (Eur 456,00).
In the second and third year, all Ph.D. students will receive a research grant of about 1.500 euro.
Course start date: November 1st
Teaching activity: Annually, the Ph.D Board will propose some teaching courses (see here). Students can also attend courses provided by other universities, national or international PhD schools, etc.
Duration: 3 years. Students have to submit their thesis at the end of the third year.
Supervision: After enrollment, students have to select a supervisor among professors and researchers in the Ph.D. board. Supervisors will guide and advise students throughout the course of the Ph.D. work, helping them to select courses and research topics. As such, a supervisor should be selected based on the students’ research interests.
Annual review: At the end of each year, student’s activities are evaluated by the Ph.D. board to check if the student can enroll in the next year. In the mid of the third year, the Ph.D. board evaluates also the students’ activities for thesis preparation.