To be admitted to the PhD programme, students must hold a University Master of Science degree (or equivalent). The most relevant background university studies are those in the fields of economics, management, and industrial engineering.
However, students who hold degrees in other technical and scientific disciplines or in social sciences may also be admitted to the programme.
The online application opens once a year around mid-April for the full time format (Annual Call); application and eligibility check are permanent for the executive format.
The PhD academic year starts at the beginning of November.
The application period for each new PhD cycle starts with the Annual call, running from mid-May to June.
After the annual call, there may be some Additional Calls for PhD places with scholarships linked to specific research topics. Candidates who apply to these additional calls will be enrolled to the ongoing PhD cycle.
Knowledge of English is required; to this end, applicants are required to submit one of the certificates listed here (Admission Criteria) no later than end of October, if not already submitted at the closing date of the call.
Failure to submit certificates within the established closing date for enrolment irrevocably results in the loss of the right to enrolment. Certifications are valid regardless of the date when they were awarded.
Citizens of Countries in which English is an official language are not required to certify their knowledge of English; the same applies to applicants who have been awarded or will be awarded academic qualifications by an institute in which all teaching activity is carried out in English.
These applicants must attach official documents to their application; in particular, where all courses are carried out in English, this needs to be certified by the corresponding academic institute.