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PhD with fellowship in Statistics

Bocconi University


Within the PhD School at Bocconi University, the four-year PhD program in Statistics provides a solid grounding for high level research, either theoretical or applied, in statistics, probability and data science.

The curricula is organized over two years of courses and two years entirely devoted to research. Students acquire a deep mathematical and methodological preparation through the first-year courses, which cover the fundamentals of probability and statistics. More specialized competence is acquired through the second-year courses, which are already focused on the doctoral dissertation. Both theoretical and applied research, including methods for machine learning and data science, are supported and encouraged. Dedicated mentorship is offered to students throughout their time at Bocconi. Multidisciplinary interchange with other graduate programs in Bocconi’s PhD School, as well as research experience abroad, are also encouraged.

The Faculty of the PhD in Statistics includes researchers in Bocconi’s Department of Decision Sciences who are internationally renowned in the fields of Bayesian and classical statistics and decision sciences. The program also includes monographic courses held by visiting professors from the most prestigious Universities and research institutions, and an international summer school at the end of the first year.

The PhD in Statistics is designed for highly motivated students who wish to undertake first-rate research careers in theoretical or applied statistics and data science. Career opportunities also include central banks, financial institutions, governments and international organizations, and public health institutions.

Highly qualified and motivated students with MSc degrees in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, as well as other quantitatively-oriented fields, are encouraged to apply for admission.

Applications can be submitted by Italian and non-Italian citizens who:
- have completed or are completing their graduate studies and
- have at least a "proven" B2 (CEFR) level of competence in English

The PhD School offers:
- a maximum of 4 places with fellowship exclusively for the PhD in Statistics
- a maximum of 5 places with fellowship for outstanding students of the following PhD programs: Business Administration and Management, Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Statistics
- 1 place with merit-based tuition waiver covering up to 100% of tuition fees exclusively for the PhD in Statistics.

Tuition fees for students without fellowship and without tuition waiver amount to € 10,000 for each year.
A minimum of 60 total points out of 100 is required to be eligible for admission to the program.

See the full official call published on the website for complete information.
Applications are due by 1 February 2018.

For more information about our program please visit the website:
Interested applicants may also contact the PhD Assistant, Angela Baldassare ( or the PhD Director, Professor Sonia Petrone (

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