Deadline for enrollment to the first year

admitted with scholarship: July 24, 2018

admitted without scholarship:  July 30, 2018

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

Admission requirements and topics

For admission requirements and application procedure please check the call in the "Download" area on the right.

Only the Italian version of the call is legally binding.

In order to be admitted to the School applicants must possess an academic qualification which grants access to a third level education programme (PhD) in the country where it has been issued.

Deadline: May 31, 2018, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2)  

The application must be completed and submitted by the above deadline, solely by the online system: http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott.

The application which you must select is "Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology 34th cycle - First Call 2018"

Applicants who do not have an account at the University of Trento must register in advance at: http://www.unitn.it/account.

The application shall be subject to the payment of an application fee - non-refundable - amounting to € 15 to be paid paid by credit card according to the instructions given in the appropriate section of the online application

Applicants are advised to register well in advance with respect of the deadline because the issue of the username and password (sent via email), necessary to enter UNITN’s online services, may require up to 2 working days. 

The administration strongly recommends that applicants ensure that they have received the notification email confirming the definitive completion of the application procedure.
Applicants are asked not to wait until the last days prior to the deadline before submitting their applications.

During the filling out of the online application, applicants must choose which research area/s (max. 2, specifying the order of preference)  and no more than two project specific grants (reserved topic scholarships) within each research area they are interested to apply for.   

If an applicant is short-listed in more than one Research Area, he/she will be enrolled in the one that he/she selected as first choice in the online application and deleted from the other ranking list

Applicants who have submitted the application by the deadline and made the payment of the application feed may also opt for any scholarships on reserved topics (additional reserved topic scholarships) that will be made available AFTER the publication of the present call by using the additional online application http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott that is available only from June 7 to June 12, 2018, at 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2). 

To access the additional online application applicants must use the same credentials as for the main application.

Curriculum and scholarships

Curriculum

1: Computer Science

2: Telecommunications

Research Area

A

B

C

D

University of Trento scholarships

2

3

3

3

DISI reserved topic scholarships

-

1

-

1

DISI and Physics reserved topic scholarship

-

-

-

1

DISI and FEM reserved topic scholarship

-

-

-

1

EURAC scholarship

-

-

-

1

EIT Digital - CRF - FBK additional reserved topic scholarships

-

1

-

-

FBK reserved topic scholarships

7

3

4

3

FBK additional reserved topic scholarships

-

-

-

1

Positions without scholarship

1

-

3

-

Supernumerary positions

1

-

1

-

CRF: Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.a
DISI: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
EIT Digital: EIT Digital IVZW
EURAC: Accademia Europea di Bolzano (EURAC Research)
FBK: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
FEM: Fondazione Edmund Mach – Centro Ricerca e Innovazione
Physics: Department of Physics

Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Speech and Dialogue

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • A1 - Assessment of health status of patients using Machine Learning (1 grant)  (*) » details
  • A2 - Robust Dynamic Map Data Recognition and Localization from Large-Scale Crowdsourced Street-Level Imagery (1 grant)  (*) » details
  • A3 - Deep learning for image and video analysis (1 grant) (*) » details
  • A4 - Deep Learning for Machine Translation (1 grant) (*) » details
  • A5 - Middleware and technologies for real time analysis of IoT streams with machine learning algorithms (1 grant) (*) » details
  • A6 - Using cross-modal deep learning representations to study human societies (1 grant) (*) » details
  • A7 - Modeling and Predicting Social and Financial Wellbeing  (1 grant) (*) » details

Area B (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Embedded Systems
  • Systems and Networks
  • Wireless Networking

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

DISI - Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • B1 - Advanced Computational Effective Strategies for the Optimization-based Design of High-Complexity Electromagnetic System (1 grant) » details

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • B2 - Hardware and software solutions for blockchain-based IoT applications(1 grant) (*) » details
  • B3 - Anomaly Detection and Mitigation in Fog Computing (1 grant) (*) » details
  • B4 - Distributed Mobile Edge Computing in software defined 5G systems (1 grant) (*) » details

EIT Digital - CRF - FBK

  • B5 - Vehicle to Everything: opportunities and constraints in leading the automotive world to 5G  (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

The scholarship is subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the outcomes.


Area C (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics and Management
  • Formal Methods
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social informatics
  • Software Engineering

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • C1 - Planning strategies for dialog-based behavior change interventions (1 grant) (*) » details
  • C2 - Automated planning for adaptive and autonomous systems (1 grant) (*) » details
  • C3/C4 - Automated verification of critical systems (2 grants) (*) » details

Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)

  • Distributed Sensing
  • Multimedia analysis
  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Signal processing

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

EURAC

  • D1 - Innovative multiscale approaches for snow parameter identification and monitoring (1 grant) » details

The intellectual property of the research results deriving from the activities carried out under the scholarship shall be jointly owned by the parties, in compliance with the provisions of the Grant Agreement GA 730203 PROSNOW.

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • D2 - Remote Sensing Image processing  (1 grant) (*) » details
  • D3/D4 - IoT for Smart Cities and Communities (1 grant) (*) » details
  • D8 - Fusion of remote sensing and citizen science information for geospatial products (1 grant) (*) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

DISI - Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • D5 - Development of methodologies for the simulation, processing and analysis of radar data (1 grant) » details

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Physics

  • D6 - Development of methodologies and automatic techniques for the analysis of Big Data from space (1 grant) » details

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science and Fondazione Edmund Mach

  • D7 - Monitoring forest changes with liDAR and SAR data. "ForeLiSA" (1 grant) » details

Scholarship and other benefits

The annual net amount of the scholarship is € 14.400,00. The annual gross amount of the doctoral scholarship is  € 16.290,00 (the scholarship net amount may change, depending on the country of residence and on country-specific taxation agreements.)
The majority of the PhD positions are covered by scholarships.
Students who have been awarded a PhD scholarship are entitled to get a 50% increase of their scholarship when staying abroad for reasons related to their doctoral research and studies.
Each student is provided with a budget which can be used for educational and research purposes.
First year students have the priority for getting accommodation at student residences.