Doctoral programmes

PhD programmes are the third and highest level of university education in Italy.
Candidates are admitted to the programmes by a competitive application process. At the end of the three- or four-year period of study, graduates are awarded with the title of dottore di ricerca (PhD) after successfully defending their thesis.

The objective of a PhD is to learn good methodology for advanced academic or scientific research that can be applied at universities, public authorities or private institutions, or to acquire highly specialised professional knowledge to use in a company.

In the context of internationalising research, the University of Verona actively supports international PhD programmes, thesis co-tutoring and the issuing of the additional Doctor Europaeus certificate, as per specific collaboration agreements with foreign universities. It is also possible to be employed in a company on an advanced research apprenticeship contract and work towards your PhD at the same time.

Enrolment in the PhD Programmes

Cycle XXXV - Starting A.Y. 2019/2020

135 positions of which 114 supported by a PhD scholarship.
Call deadline: 21th June 2019, 12 pm

Enrolment in the PhD Programmes

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14 PhD positions on pancreatic cancer

The EU project PRECODE, funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme, has launched a call for applications for 14 PhD positions on pancreatic cancer. One of them will be at the University of Verona, within the research team led by Dr Vincenzo Corbo.

The call for applications is published on the PRECODE website and applications will be accepted until 2/12/2019 23:00 (Central Europe Time).


PRECODE (PancREatic Cancer OrganoiDs rEsearch) is a network involving 24 universities, SMEs and patient advocate groups from 9 countries, who have designed a specific training and research programme for the next generation of creative and innovative researchers in pancreatic cancer.

This Innovative Training Programme is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme.

PRECODE website

To form top researchers in line with the European-designed Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training, the University of Verona strongly invests in its PhD programmes, reinforcing the international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral aspects which characterise innovative PhDs.
Students can therefore expect to develop international, interdisciplinary, marketable profiles in different public and private sectors.

Cooperation with companies and private/public entities
Cooperation with foreign Universities


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Training and research programme

INVITE is a doctoral programme of the University of Verona with a strong inter-sectoral, inter-disciplinary and international research and training dimension.

The INVITE doctoral programme aims to encourage each student’s intellectual curiosity and support the acquisition of critical thinking skills by training them in the use of innovative theoretical tools and practical methods.

The Project is cofunded by  the University of Verona, Regione del Veneto and by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754345.

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