Admissions - 34th cycle (2018-2019)

Info and procedures



Call for the 34rd cycle (2018/19)

Notice that there are TWO important deadlines for the application, and TWO different web sites the applicant has to interact with: (by July 6th, 2018) (the present one) (by September 5th, 2018)

Please check the call for application and the official announcement of Sapienza, which are linked below.

IMPORTANT: Students awarded with an ErasmusMundus, Marie-Curie or similar scholarships can apply in any period of the year. Send an email to the Coordinator for further instructions (


Sapienza Calls 

The official announcement of the Ph.D. programs at Sapienza of the a.y. 2018/19 is available at and is reported below for convenience: 


PhD in Engineering in Computer Science code: 11055 - Italian PhD program name: Ingegneria Informatica.


PHD grants associated with specific projects (2018)

  • 3 scholarships on Cybersecurity


Three scholarships are funded by the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering under the Department of Excellence Program and are focused on research in cybersecurity. The admission committee will assess the qualifications and interest of the candidates to pursue research in cybersecurity. If there will be no qualified and interested admitted candidates, one or more of the aforementioned scholarships will not be assigned.

Submission Procedure (2018)

Candidates who wish to apply for a Ph.D. position are requested to fill and confirm the following two application forms:


  • The INFOSTUD form registration must be completed by July 6th, 2018.
  • The in-site application form must be completed and submitted by September 5th, 2018.

Selection Procedure (2018)
Admission is based on an evaluation of the skills and aptitude of the candidate to carry on research in the scientific areas of the Ph.D.Program. The selection procedure is made up by two steps:
  • Evaluation of qualifications
  • Interview

The documents required for the evaluation of qualifications are:

  • Curriculum, including the academic carrier (exams, thesis, and grades), professional/work/research experience, and any other qualification (e.g., English language ones); 
  • Publications (optional); 
  • Letters of recommendations supporting the candidate (at most three) (optional); 
  • Research proposal prepared by the candidate (please use the proposed template
These documents must be submitted by September 5th, 2018 through the in-site application form. Notice that in addition to this procedure the candidate must also register on the INFOSTUD web portal, as indicated above.

Evaluation of qualifications.
   The Admission Committee assigns to each candidate a maximum score of 60 points. Scores are assigned in accordance with the assessment criteria defined by the Board of the Ph.D. Program which concern the curriculum, the publications presented by the candidate, the letters of recommendation supporting the candidate, and the research proposal prepared by the candidate.

Applicants obtaining a minimum score of 36/60 in the evaluation of qualifications are invited for an interview.
After the evaluation of qualifications is completed, the Admission Committee compiles a list of applicants in order of merit, on the basis of assigned scores. The list is announced by September 17th, 2018 on the web page: is considered as delivered through the announcement of the list, hence applicants will receive no personal communications of their results.

 In the evaluation of foreign candidates as supernumerary students, the commission will consider preferentially candidates who received a positive evaluation, but did not get the fellowship in the "call for applications to fellowships and admission of foreign nationals educated abroad A.Y. 2018/2019".


Interview. The interview in English is aimed to assessing the candidates' knowledge, skills, and aptitude to carry on research in the scientific areas of Computer Science and Engineering. The interview also includes a discussion of the research proposal prepared by the candidate and of personal motivations for applying for a Ph.D. position. The duration of the interview is at most 45 minutes, including a presentation of the research proposal by the candidate no longer than 15 minutes. 

The calendar of the interviews will be published by September 17th, 2018 at the web page:

Interviews will start on September 20th, 2018, at DIAG, Via Ariosto 25. 

The Admission Committee assigns a score for the interview of at most 60. A score of at least 36 is required for admission. 

Upon motivated requests sent to the Ph.D. Coordinator, Prof. Camil Demetrescu (email:, interviews may be done remotely using video-conferencing facilities. 

After the conclusion of the interviews, by September 30th, 2018, the Admission Committee publishes the final ranking, the list of candidates admitted to the Ph.D. program and the assignment of the Ph.D. grants on the basis of assigned scores at the web page:

The evaluation criteria are listed here.