PhD graduation / 3rd year path

The PhD degree is granted upon successful completion of the final exam, which may be attempted only twice. The degree is awarded by the rector of the Politecnico di Milano.
To be admitted to the final exam, the candidate must first have acquired at least 70 credits in the various academic activities that are part of the PhD programme curriculum. Exact dissertation deadlines will be given to the candidate by the PhD program secretary.

NB: European Doctorate
Candidates who would like to ask for a “European Doctorate” must read the “Regolamento del Dottorato di Ricerca del Politecnico di Milano” (art.11(10)) and inform the PhD Secretary Office prior to the 3rd year assessment.

Further information on all the steps of 3rd year path are given in the 3rd year kit downloadable here.