Admission exam First CALL

The applicants are evaluated on the basis of: a) the documents presented with the application, b) an oral exam that also includes the assessment of the applicant’s knowledge of English and the discussion of  a research project (written in English, max 500 words) presented with the application.The exam, which will be in English or Italian depending on the applicant’s choice. 

Please note that the oral test will take place on 29 July 2022 in PRESENCE in the Sala Consiglio of the Department of Computer Science at 10:30 a.m. (GMT +2) with the identification of all candidates. 

Candidates who have requested - in the manner and by the specified deadline - the online evaluation test have been added to the MTeam group.

The candidates will be examined in alphabetical order, starting with persons present in the examination venue and continuing with the remote candidates on MTeams.

The oral examination test for admission to the Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Mathematics, cycle XXXVIII, will be held in PRESENCE at the Meeting Room (Sala Riunioni), 7th floor of the Department of Computer Science (University Campus via E. Orabona 4, 70125, Italy) on 29 July 2022, starting at 10:30 am.   

Candidates resident abroad and all candidates who demonstrate, providing adequate justification, the impossibility of being physically present at the place and date scheduled for the oral examination test, may request it will be held on-line.   

To request the oral examination test on-line, you must be sent an official paper to the following addresses:  

pec of the Department of Computer Science:  

- secretary's office of the Informatics-Mathematics PhD: 

- Ph.D. office:

Official written requests must be received no later than 26 July at 9:00 a.m. (Central European Summer Time - Time zone in Italy GMT+2).  

The online oral examination test will be done via the MICROSOFT TEAMS platform and without any slide or presentation support. Candidates will be required to install the software of the MTeams platform on their own device, and to use a webcam allowing their identification by the same document sent with the application to Ph.D. 

The access codes to the platform will be sent by the Examination board to the e-mail address the candidate indicated in the application to Ph.D.  


1. to test the competence of the candidate in a number of areas of either Computer Science or Mathematics 

2. to evaluate the attitude and the potential of the candidate in carrying on research. 

The oral exam, which includes questions on topics that are part of the courses of the bachelor degree ("laurea triennale" in Italian) in either Computer Science or Mathematics, depending on the interest of the candidate. 

For the positions related to fellowships that might be offered by companies on a specific project, the candidate will be also asked questions on topics of the specific project.



 The topics of the questions (for graduates at Italian Universities as well as at foreign Universities) can be in the following areas of Mathematics: 

• Algebra 

• Geometry 

• Complementary Mathematics

• Mathematical Analysis 

• Probability and Mathematical Statistics 

• Mathematical Physics 

• Numerical Analysis 


as well as on the following areas of Computer Science:

• Theoretical computer science
• Computer architecture and operating systems
• Automata, formal languages and compilers
• Database systems
• Software engineering
• Artificial Intelligence
• Programming languages and paradigms
• Computer networks
• Human-Computer Interaction


 Admission exam syllabus for Computer Science