AUID Ph.D. Program promotes studies of Architectural, Urban, and Interior Design in all aspects.
The methodological frame is the design-driven research.
We consider design the cultural environment where to produce theoretical and technical knowledge.

Politecnico di Milano

Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

via Bonardi 3
20133, Milano, Italy




Additional PNRR calls – 39th Cycle

The following Calls for admission to doctoral positions with a scholarship for specific research topics are open, starting date September or November 2023 (the exact start date will be specified in each scholarship call)

All the information is available on this page


AUID Books: On Publishing PhD Research


Open Calls – 39th Cycle

The 39th cycle call (2023/2024) for the admission to PhD courses has been published.

Admission opening: 26 April 2023 (10am) [italian time]
Deadline for admissions: 26 May 2023 (2pm) [italian time]

All the information is available on this page.


AUID Research Talks – March


AUID Research Talks – February


Milestone Open Access – AUID PhD Program

Full Program here

The Architectural Urban Interior Design (AUID) Ph.D. program promotes research on architectural design, with studies and projects aiming at different scales, contexts, and finalities. Research activities grow on the critical analysis and development of design processes and techniques in dynamic relationships with the urgent questions related to the urban and rural environment and the green, blue, and grey infrastructure. Research is supported by acquiring and elaborating insights and skills linked to contemporary architecture’s theoretical and critical horizon.

The Milestone is the biannual meeting where all candidates meet the Faculty Board to discuss the ongoing research.

The Milestone of Fall 2022, 17-21 October, takes place in the Atrium of Building 11, in Campus Leonardo, in an open access modality, welcoming Students and Professors interested in being acquainted with the AUID program.


Closed – Rankings will be published here

Open Calls – 38th Cycle

Calls for admission to doctoral positions with a scholarship for specific research topics are open, starting date November 2022. Deadline is 18 October 2022.

The calls for the assignment of scholarships are available on this page.

Meet the Candidates on YouTube:


Closed – Rankings will be published starting from 26/09/2022 here

Open Calls – 38th Cycle

Politecnico di Milano announces 211 PhD scholarships funded with investments provided by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).

The calls for the assignment of scholarships are available on this page.