Admission 2021

Open Positions in the PhD Program in Computer Science and Systems Engineering of the
 University of Genova 
funded by the REACT-EU project

The PhD Program in Computer Science and Systems Engineering ( of the Department  of Informatics, Bioengineering,  Robotics,  and Systems Engineering (DIBRIS) at the University of Genova offers several 3-years grants  
in the context of the initiative  "Dottorati su tematiche green del nuovo Asse IV del PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020 Istruzione e ricerca per il recupero – REACT-EU”

  • 2 scholarships in the Computer Science Curriculum (15.343,28 euros gross per year)
  • 2 scholarships in the Systems Engineering Curriculum (15.343,28 euros gross per year) 
More details on the research projects are available here: 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the reference person for the theme they are interested in.
One necessary requirement for admission is that you have a University degree at Master level, or you expect to obtain it by 31 October 2021. 
If you have a foreign degree (ie you did not graduate in Italy) your application your follow an ad hoc procedure to have your degree recognised as equivalent to an Italian degree.

Application Form
General Information and application forms are available at the URL:

See on-line help for instructions (you will need to fill the form with your personal data and to specify the PhD program
you are applying for (Computer Science and Systems Engineering) and the curriculum).

You will need to upload a number of documents (in pdf format):

  • A valid photo ID (both sides and all pages)
  • A CV that clearly indicates your prior research experience (this includes e.g. project work, publications, teaching experience, title and short summary of your Master’s thesis)
  • A research project consistent with the research theme that you selected (10 pages maximum). Guidelines to write a research project proposal are available Instructions and guidelines
  • The transcript of exams with grades

Each canditate should provide 1 to 3 reference letters to support the application.
You must not upload reference letters. They must be sent directly by the writer to the PhD coordinator (see below).

Important notice for non local candidates
For non-local candidates (i.e., not known to faculty members at DIBRIS) 
it is particularly important to secure reference letters from well-established researchers that can provide a reliable assessment of the candidate's abilities.

Reference Letters

The reference letters must be sent by the writer of the letter to the following email addresses, before the submission deadline 

-computer science: phd.compsci at (replace at with @)
-systems engineering: phd.syseng at (replace at with @)

A template may be found in the Template for reference letters.

Selection process 
A Selection Committee (COMMISSIONE) evaluates background knowledge and research potential of the candidates, based on the information submitted with their application (TITOLI) and based on a technical/motivational INTERVIEW. At the end the Committee produces a ranked list (GRADUATORIA) of candidates sufficiently qualified and trained to have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing the graduate program.

 The ranking is primarily based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • Quality of previous undergraduate/graduate workStrength of reference letter
  • Statements in the applicant's research proposal
  • Other evidence of graduate potential
  • Availability of an advisor in the research area selected by the applicant
  • Availability of positions in the PhD program

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