||The Selection Committee assigns points to applicants on the following basis:
CV (at most 30): Final mark in the Master degree (at most 6 points).
For applicants defending their MS thesis after the deadline of the call, the Committee evaluates the expected final mark based on the academic record (at most 6 points).
Publications (at most 3 points)
At least a publication on the Conference Proceedings of a Conference included among Class 1 conferences in the Italian CS conference rankings.
Alternatively, at least a publication on a journal indexed in ISI/SCOPUS in the List of top journals provided below at the end of this page. Points 3.
At least a publication on the Conference Proceedings of a Conference included among Class 2 conferences in the Italian CS conference rankings. Points 2.
At least a publication indexed in ISI/SCOPUS not included in the previous cases. Points 1.
Academic record (e.g., transcripts, awards, professional and research activities) (at most 21 points): Evaluation is based on the following elements:
Academic transcripts; Research experience in prestigious international research or academic institutions; Awards and prizes for activities compatible with the CS graduate program; Participation in advanced training on topics related to the CS graduate program; Recommendation letters.
Statement of Purpose (max two pages, at most 20 points): Each applicant submits a statement of purpose. This document should contain a description of the reasons why the applicant is interested in the Ph.D. program at Sapienza, what are the career plans, motivation, and research interests. The applicant may indicate faculty members that can potentially be mentors and should provide clear evidence of familiarity and interest in their research activities or those carried out in the CS department.
Resume of the MS Thesis (max two pages, at most 10 points):
This document should describe the work done during the MS thesis, starting with the state of the art of the area and laying out the goals, the research methodology, and the results.
Only applicants with a mark of at least 40/60 successfully pass to the interview.
||In the second phase, the Ph.D. Selection Committee interviews each admitted applicant. The interview will cover topics related with the applicant’s CV, statement of purpose, Master thesis summary, as well as basic knowledge of CS topics. Based on their performance in the interview, applicants will receive a score between 0 and 60. Only applicants with a mark of at least 40/60 successfully pass also the second phase.