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An investment for your future career, whether in academia, industry, or entrepreneurship  

A unique educational opportunity

Study by doing research

Pursuing a PhD at Politecnico di Milano is an excellent investment for your future career, whether in academia, industry, or entrepreneurship. The Politecnico doctoral community, consisting of more than 2,000 doctoral candidates, is at the heart of the institution's research. Our PhD students contribute to all our research projects. Depending on their research focus, they have the opportunity to undertake visiting periods in prestigious international research labs, collaborate with our industrial partners, or receive support from our startup accelerator to promote their own ideas.


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PhD Programmes

The doctoral program typically lasts 3 to 4 years. It also includes disciplinary courses, where PhD students delve into cutting-edge topics, and soft-skills training, where they develop transferable skills. 

Upon successful defense of their thesis, candidates earn one of the 20 thematic PhD degrees currently offered by Politecnico di Milano.

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Information for

Prospective PhD Candidates

How to apply for a PhD programme at Politecnico di Milano

Current PhD candidates

Resources and services for PhD students at Politecnico di Milano

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PhD and Research

Industrial PhD


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