PhD at Politecnico di Milano

22,700 new scholarships: an opportunity for Alumni

Dear Alumnae and Dear Alumni,

the university is a place where knowledge is sought, as an engine of positive progress. The PhD. is the last step in the path of preparing young people for research, and Politecnico di Milano has been investing heavily in this for years, with its Doctoral School (

Perhaps not all of you know that we are experiencing a period of strong promotion of the doctoral program here in Italy: in fact, the government has decided to invest part of the PNRR funds to finance 22,700 new doctoral scholarships in the period 2022-24. This is a great opportunity for growth in the national context, considering that there are currently a total of about 30,000 doctoral students in Italian universities.

This initiative can also be an additional opportunity for collaboration between our University and its Alumni. There are many forms of collaboration that can be pursued together:

  • enrollment in competitions for admission to doctoral programs is open to all: if you are interested, apply, and if you know someone who is interested, advise them to apply (especially if you are a key player in the academic world, you can share the PhD opportunity at Politecnico di Milano with your students and your network of acquaintances);
  • co-funding of doctoral fellowships to develop research in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano is encouraged, with the candidate staying at the company for at least 6 months;
  • initiatives to host doctoral students in Public Administration institutions to carry out research activities in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano are also incentivized.

Let us therefore seize this unique opportunity, of great investment of resources, to build new collaborative initiatives and renew existing ones.

Anyone who would like to learn more about the topic or have more details about the initiative can write to

Best regards,

Enrico Zio |