Important news
May 10, 2023

9 funded position + 1 without fellowship are now available for academic year 2023-24.

If you wish to apply, consult the official page of Unifi PhD programs

Additional fully funded PhD positions associated to PNRR themes will be published in the next weeks.


   PhD day 2023 


On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, the three departments of the Engineering School (DICEA, DIEF, DINFO) will host the first edition of the PhD day of the Engineering School; the event will take place in the Santa Marta building. If you are interested you are cordially invited to participate. Consult the PhD day website for further info.

Oral presentation will be offered by PhD students in the morning. Posters will be displayed well before the event and will remain visible after the event.

It might be a very good opportunity for potential new PhD students to know the research opportunities of our PhD programs.



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

Large number of external collaborations

Many opportunities to do research at an international level.

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