Calls for application

The call for applications to the Ph.D. programmes - a.y. 2023/2024 is open


The selection for admission to the 39th cycle doctoral programs is divided into two separate sessions.

  • Session I: open from March 21, 2023 to April 19, 2023 at 12:00 noon;
  • Session II: open from June 30, 2023 to July 24, 2023 at 12:00 noon.

Registration for the admission tests will stop automatically at noon on the deadlines; therefore, candidates are recommended to start the process well in advance to have it completed by the deadline.
The University will not accept any responsibility for any malfunctions due to overloading of networks or application systems.

Applicants will be able to modify, add or delete documents before the final completion of the application , after which it will be impossible to modify, resubmit or even cancel the application.


  • Carefully read the call for applications and the description of the doctoral course you wish to apply for
  • Check that you possess the requirements set out in the notice (art. 4)
  • Check that you have all the documents you need to attach to the online application form available in PDF format

The Doctoral School has prepared a guide on completing the online application.
A list of FAQs is also available to answer the most frequently asked questions.

National PhD

To enhance the skills and competencies in Robotics and Intelligent  Machines distributed throughout the country, create fertile synergies  between disciplines, universities, research institutions, and  companies, and consolidate the excellent Italian positioning on the  international scene, a unifying cultural project is necessary.

This cultural project is carried out by the Ph.D. program of national  interest in Robotics and Intelligent Machines (DRIM).

DRIM brings together all the research and training areas aimed at  studying, developing, and constructing innovative robotic systems and intelligent machines. The objective is to form a large community of  students who develop their research themes in a shared context, integrated on a geographic, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary scale.

The National PhD Programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI),, is about a topic central to the digital transformation of society. It aims to mobilize the national community for a PhD in AI at the highest scientific level, such as to boost research and industrial and social innovation in the country.

The is implemented, with the coordination of the CNR and the University of Pisa, with the establishment of 5 federated PhDs in AI, organized by a lead university and a large consortium of universities and research institutions. The doctorates have a common base focused on foundational aspects of AI and 5 areas of specialization

by Scuola di dottorato, last updated on 05/04/2023