Call for applicants

The call for applicants, valid for all Politecnico di Milano PhD programs, is published on the Doctoral School website and in the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana, usually in April. The Design PhD program offers a certain number of positions each year, both with and without stipend, as specified in the call. Places will be assigned according to candidates’ ranking in the results of the call. In order to be considered for the call, candidates must meet the admission requirements.


From the date of publication of the call, aspiring candidates will have one month to submit their applications through the dedicated online procedure at: http://www.phd-admission.polimi.it/
The full list of documents to submit with the application, the number of positions offered (with and without stipend), and the financial terms are detailed in the call for applicants.

Candidate evaluation
Candidates are evaluated by a committee appointed each year by the Design PhD faculty and made up of Politecnico di Milano faculty and/or explicitly selected experts.
Evaluation is based on the following features:

  • academic qualifications and publications,
  • statement of motivation,
  • research proposal.