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2019 Admissions CLOSED - XXXV Cycle

Application Deadline - June 12, 2019 at 12.00 noon (Italian time)

The PhD position(s) announcement could be found every year at
All the information related to the application are uploaded on the above page. The Call for 2019 admissions is CLOSED now. The next call will be available in May 2020 which will be accessible at:
The candidate who would like to apply for a PhD in our lab has to take into account of the followings:
  • INTERVIEW: 9.7.2019 – 10.00 am at the Department of Mechanical, Energetics, Management and Transport Engineering (Dipartimento di Ingegneria meccanica, energetica, gestionale e dei trasporti – DIME), MEC section, Via All’Opera Pia 15/a - 16145 Genova. Upon a motivated request, the interview may also take place electronically (Skype video conference) by getting in touch in time with the contact person for the curriculum Prof. Matteo Zoppi ( and copy to the Coordinator of the Doctoral Course Prof. Luca A. Tagliafico ( specifying the candidate’s name, Skype address and the curriculum he/she is referring to.
For the APPLICATION the candidate will need:
  1. Personal data
    • Name and Surname
    • Codice Fiscale - if the candidate doesn't have it, to be left empty
    • Birthday and birthplace
    • Phone number and Address - it must be an italian address! foreign candidates have to write the address of their embassy in Italy
    • Citizenship
  2. PhD Curriculum: (name + code) ROBOTICS AND MECHATRONICS + 7748
  3. Research Project Proposal (maximum 10 pages): this will NOT necessarily be the candidate research topic after he/she get the position! It is a way to assess the candidate's ability to organize and carry out research.
  4. Reference letters (minimum 1 - maximum 3): Candidates must choose not less than one and not more than three referees to support their candidature. These referees must be university professors or experts in the subject and it will be their concern to send reference letters, within the deadline of the public notice, to the Coordinator, Prof. Luca Antonio Tagliafico, at the following address and the contact person for the RM curriculum, Prof. Matteo Zoppi, at The name, status and service place of the referees chosen by the candidates must be stated in their applications. 
  5. ID card or Passport: a copy of both the sides
  6. Title and abstract of bachelor and/or master thesis
  7. List of exams and grades: if possible, provide a brief description of the class (not strictly necessary)
    NOTE: if the candidate can get an official document is better, otherwise even an exel table should be ok
  8. Self certification: the form is available online and it must be submitted duly signed along with the application!
For foreign candidate, (7) and (8) must be translated in italian (see Bando Art. 2-2):
In the case of a degree obtained abroad and judged suitable, if the qualification has not yet been deemed equivalent, the candidate shall require that this recognition be granted for public exam purposes only. In such cases candidates shall also enclose the following documents:
a) a translation of the academic qualifications duly notarized by the Italian diplomatic or consular office of the country in which the qualifications were achieved;
b) a “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Worth) of the qualifications drawn up by the same consular body.
NOTE: usually the academic transcripts are accepted even if they are not translated in Italian, but an English copy should be sufficient.