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Applied Artificial Intelligence

Alma Mater Europaea is proud to offer an immersive and research-focused PhD program in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our fully accredited program aims to shape the next generation of innovators, researchers, and thought leaders who will drive the future of AI technology.

The Alma Mater's PhD in Applied AI is deeply research-oriented. Doctoral candidates will get an opportunity to work on a variety of projects under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty. Doctoral supervisors include members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, which unites two thousand leading scholars, 34 of whom are Nobel Prize winners. 

In this 3-year doctoral program, which will start in October 2023, students intensely work on a research project resulting in an AI application and prepare doctoral dissertations. The program is suitable for both full-time students and those who work. You can study from any time zone or study while working in one of our partner corporations and research labs throughout the European Union. 

Studying is blended with weekly online sessions and intense week-long in-person meetings in Europe and US once per semester. The study language is English.

Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of AI, including machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, and AI ethics. It is curated by a globally renowned faculty, pioneering research in AI, and is regularly updated to reflect the rapid advancements in the field.

The Applied AI PhD study is open to citizens or residents of any country who have previously completed bachelor's or master's degree studies or equivalent in any discipline, which is typically received after four or five years of higher education. The candidates who do not have a background in Computer Sciences, AI or related fields take introductory training in computer science and applications of AI in areas such as management, economics, public policy, medicine, or others, in the first few months of their studies. 



Obtaining a doctorate in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) comes with a myriad of benefits that can significantly enhance your professional and academic growth:

Research Expertise: The Applied AI PhD program will equip you with strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills, valuable in any profession, but particularly so in a rapidly evolving AI field.

Leadership Opportunities: Distinguish yourself from other engineers by posessing leadership skills, to open doors to senior roles in industry research departments, companies that develop AI technologies, and in academia.

Networking: During your PhD program, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers, attend conferences, and participate in professional organizations, to build a strong professional network in the AI field.

Career Versatility: The skills and knowledge acquired during a PhD in AI can be applied to a range of careers, from academia and industry to entrepreneurship, offering a diverse array of career paths.

High Demand: The demand for AI experts across a variety of industries continues to rise. This means a wealth of job opportunities and the potential for high remuneration.

Influence: AI is transforming the world. As an AI expert and research leader, you can play a pivotal role in driving this transformation, influencing how industries and societies function.

Interdisciplinary Impact: AI is not confined to a single industry or field. Its applications are vast and varied, from healthcare and education to finance, transport, and beyond. Your research can drive innovation and shape the future of AI technology and many other fields.

Remote and Flexible Work: Many AI roles offer the ability to work remotely, providing greater flexibility in where and how you work.

Continual Learning: The field of AI is fast-paced and ever-changing. There's always something new to learn, keeping your work engaging and your skills sharp.

Teaching and Mentoring: If you're passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of AI experts, we will provide you with opportunities to teach.

Whether you're driven by the intellectual challenge, the opportunity to solve world-changing problems, or the prospects of a rewarding career, becoming an Artificial Intelligence expert offers an exciting and impactful journey.

Grants & Partnerships

Grants, scholarships and partnership opportunities

Alma Mater Europaea is pleased to announce full-tuition research grants, partnerships and teaching assistantships for Applied AI research projects. Global corporations, industry leaders and influential research groups worldwide will be involved in financing doctoral projects.

Prospective doctoral students are eligible for the Academicus Foundation scholarships, available to promising candidates and those with financial needs. Those interested in teaching may apply for teaching assistant positions. If you have a specific Artificial Intelligence project or research topic that you care deeply about and are interested in studying it from a theoretical angle or plan to develop an AI solution, you may be eligible for larger grants.

Combine the Development of Your AI Solution with a PhD

We believe in merging academic rigor with practical innovation. We are excited to invite experts with revolutionary ideas to integrate the development of their AI solutions into our prestigious PhD program in Applied Artificial Intelligence. Selected candidates with promising ideas will receive full scholarships and offer to develop their proposals in top-of-the-line corporations and research labs. 

Selected proposals will have the opportunity to partner with global AI industry leaders and may develop million-dollar world-changing solutions.

This unique opportunity provides a platform to amplify your ideas' impact and gain recognition as an influential thought leader in the AI landscape.

Pursuing a PhD while developing your AI solution offers you the best of both worlds:

  1. In-depth Theoretical Knowledge: Our PhD program offers comprehensive training in cutting-edge AI theories and technologies. You'll gain a solid understanding of machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, and AI ethics, equipping you with the foundation to optimize and enhance your solution.

  2. Expert Guidance: You will have access to world-renowned faculty who can provide invaluable guidance and insight as you refine your AI solution. They'll help you navigate challenges and uncover opportunities for innovation that you may not have considered.

  3. Access to Resources: As a PhD student, you'll have access to state-of-the-art resources, including supercomputing facilities, AI tools, and vast research databases, to support your solution development.

  4. Collaborative Environment: Join a vibrant community of other AI experts and PhD students, providing a rich network for collaboration, brainstorming, and problem-solving.

  5. Academic Recognition: As you work on your AI solution, you will contribute to scholarly knowledge in AI. Your efforts could lead to groundbreaking research papers and recognition within academic and industry circles.

  6. Career Advancement: Combining a PhD with developing an AI solution can enhance your career trajectory. It can open up opportunities for tenure-track positions, leadership roles in tech companies, or even starting your own AI venture.

We encourage you to bring your ideas to life and create AI solutions that can change the world. Let's redefine the future of AI together at Alma Mater Europaea.


  • DURATION: 6 semesters / 3 years
  • TITLE: Doctor of Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • LOCATION: Blended: Online, Germany, United States, Slovenia
  • START DATES: October 2023

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