PhD Schools

Third level education

PhD programmes are the third and highest level of university education in Italy. Admission to PhD programmes is by an open application round where candidates are evaluated and compared according to their qualifications, publications, experience, and an admission test and/or interview. PhDs are three-year programmes which aim to provide graduates with the necessary skills to conduct advanced research at universities, public institutions or private companies.

Call for applications to PhD programmes, Cycle XXXVII, starting A.Y. 2021/2022
The new yearly call for applications will be published in April/May 2021 and it will include the description of the requirements needed and of the selection procedures

The university runs 15 PhD programmes grouped into four PhD Schools:  : Life and Health SciencesLaw and EconomicsNatural Sciences and Engineering and Humanities and 1 Joint PhD Programme in Mathematics in Agreement with the University of Trento

You can find information on learning outcomes, research themes, application procedure, prerequisites, application announcements and necessary forms on each PhD programme’s specific webpages.

Arts and Humanities

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Law and Economics

Life and Health Sciences