Important news

We announce with pleasure that on May 23rd the Second Edition of the PhD Day of the 4 PhD programs managed by the Departments of the Engineering School will take place,

All the details on the event can be found on te dedicated web page:

The event will be held on May 23rd at the School of Engineering, via di Santa Marta  3, room 060 (main room and registration) and in streaming in room 045.

It is also possible to join on line:

A general call is open for PhD positions at the University of Florence. See page for information and registration. 

Deadline for applications 13th June 2024 at 12 (noon, italian time)

For the PhD program in Information Engineering see in particular the fact sheet

Phd Program in Information Engineering

The Ph.D. course aims to train researchers capable of carrying out high-quality research work related to Information Engineering in academic and non academic research institutions as well as in industrial research & development centers.
The course consists of four curricula:

  • Control, Optimization and Complex Systems
  • Electronics, Electromagnetics and Electrical Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecommunications and Telematics

that cover all the main areas of Information Engineering.


List of internal courses

Who is eligible to apply?

You must hold a MSc degree or equivalent (at least 5 years of university studies). You may apply before graduation but you must obtain your degree before October 31th of the current year. You also must be able to use English in a professional context (a CEFR B2 level is sufficient). Please consult the Procedures on this site.

Are there scholarships available?

There are scholarships provided by University of Florence and possibly additional scholarships funded by external companies or research institutions. Scholarships can be increased  by 50% during periods spent abroad for study and research.  All scholarships cover the full PhD program.

What is the program duration?

The duration of the program is three years.The program can be temporarily suspended and subsequently resumed under special justified circumstances.

How are candidates selected?

As an applicant, you will be evaluated in a competitive way by a designated committee on the basis of your past academic achievement, as well as on the basis of your knowledge of disciplines directly relevant to the program, your aptitude to research, and your investigative skills. The selection process requires the submission of a research project and a formal interview before the committee.

Can I simultaneously submit applications for other PhD programs?

Yes. However, in case you are selected for two or more programs, you must submit your enrollment choice before the program starts. Also, if you are not immediately selected but ranked close to the top of the list, you may be still admitted, should other candidates ranked above you decide to enroll in another program.

PhD course and seminar calendar