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PhD Positions@Department of Information and Communication Technologies
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Scholarship / Financial aid: 20 fellowships and teaching assistantships

Date: 2012-2013

Deadline: June 29th, 2012

Open to: candidates which hold an MsC degree or equivalent

Announcement follows

The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra seeks doctoral applications for 2012-13 from talented students with a strong interest in research. Candidates for PhD positions must hold an MsC degree or equivalent. Students will pursue doctoral studies in one of the research areas of the department which include Cognition and Computation, Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Ubiquitous Computing, Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Cognitive Multimedia Technologies, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Sound and Music Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Educational Technologies, Technologies and Protocols for Wireless Networks, Wireless Communications, Fixed Networks, Computational Neuroscience, Instrumentation and Biomedical Signals, Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology, and Analysis of Biomedical Data. A more detailed description of the Research areas of the department can be found below.

The PhD Program offers up to 20 fellowships and teaching assistantships.

Only candidates accepted to the PhD program are eligible a fellowship. Hence, every fellowship application should be paired up with an admission application into the TIC PhD program. Admission to the PhD DTIC program is handled by the university admission office.

Application Period

First application period:
January 17th, 2012 to March 15th, 2012 First resolution (April 26th)
Second application period: March 16th, 2012 to May 16th, 2012
Third application period: May 17th, 2012 to June 29th, 2012

Early applications are very much encouraged. In particular, we highly recommend candidates coming from outside the EU to apply before the last Application Period. The notification will be posted at the DTIC url within 45 days from the end of each application period.

How to apply:

Fulfill the application form properly signed.

Submit the application form (in pdf. format) by e-mail to

The fellowship begins the 1st of October.

Type of Fellowships:

The Department offers two types of scholarships: both of them cover the tuition fees (except the administrative rates).

- RDI Grant: Includes some teaching assistance (40 hours) and research tasks. Monthly wage: 587.10 + extra amount founded by the research project

- PhD Grant: Includes teaching assistance tasks (60 hours). Monthly wage: 981.44


General information on doctoral programs at UPF: UPF Doctoral Programmes

Department of Information and Communication Technologies
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Roc Boronat, 138 (Tanger Building)
Office 55.205 - 2nd. floor
08018 Barcelona

Tel: (34) 93-542 / 2927/ 2325
Fax: (34) 93-542 25 17


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