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Ph.D. programmes

Ph.D. programmes


PhD programmes are postgraduate courses with a duration of at least three years, which can be joined by passing an entry examination. Typically, a sizeable number of scholarships are provided.

In some cases, PhD programmes allot specific places to non-EU citizens living abroad. The University of Genoa can also offer PhD programmes independently or in a partnership with other Universities.

  • Information about application requirements, admission procedures and deadlines can be found in the notice of competition and its Annex A (see below), where you can read all the information, including the list of all PhD programmes, places availability, number of scholarships for each programme, dates, types and assessment test.

Notice of competition for phd positions XXXVII cycle DR 1898 dated 10.5.2021 (deadline 15.06.2021)

List of selected candidates DR 1898 dated 10.05.2021

Since one or more candidates might decline the offer, reserve candidate might move up in the list and be eventually offered a scholarship. The list gets updated periodically, as described in the notice of competition (see art. 8); if you are a reserve candidate, please monitor the list, since your situation may change.

Updated final lists XXXVII cycle

If you have been offered a position, you have to proceed to the enrollment

See enrollment detailed istruction 

Year 2021 Ph.D. Programmes

Italian XXXVII cycle


No open calls at the moment

Step 1. Choose your Ph.D. programme

NOTICE: The open notice for competition is exclusively for – Phd course in Bioengineering and robotics, Civil, chemical and environmental engineering, Economics and political economy, Philosophy,  Physics and nanosciences, Computer science and systems engineering, Engineering of models, machines and systems for energy, environment and transport, Experimental medicine, Health sciences, Marine sciences and technologies, Science and technology of chemistry and materials, Science and technology for the environment and territory (STET),  Security, risk and vulnerability, History, art history and archeology, Strategic engineering

Step 2. Review application requirements and deadlines

Step 3. Apply for the position

  • See the detailed instructions for submitting your PhD application.
  • Collect all your documents. Please refer to the Art. 3 in the notice of competition for the complete list of required documents. Please note that the following are mandatory for all the courses:
    • a valid copy of your ID
    • a copy of your Degree
    • your curriculum vitæ et studiorum
  • Register as a prospective-student of the University of Genoa, via the UnigePass service.

Apply here

Date, time and method of the interview

Date, time and place of publication of the lists of candidates admitted to the interview

Step 4. Find out if you have passed the selection

According to specifications of each programme (see Annex A), you may find in one of the following situations:

  • Candidates are ranked on the basis of their qualifications and publications. In this case, at the end of the evaluation process, a list of selected candidates will be published below.
  • Candidates are ranked on the basis of their qualifications, publications, and interview. In this case:
    • A preliminary selection is done, based on qualifications/publications, and the lists of candidates admitted to the interview will be posted online.


INFORMATION FOR NON EU STUDENTS To apply for an entry visa for study purposes, you have to pre-enrol online via the Universitaly portal.
The pre-enrolment application will be verified by the University of Genova and forwarded to the Embassy/Consulate you have specified.





Useful Information

Useful Forms

Should you need to do one of the following, please find below the relevant form:


Regulations for PhD students set by the University of Genoa are listed in ‘Disciplina area della didattica’:

  • See Ph.D. courses regulations (available soon)


For any information about applications and doctoral studies, please refer to:

PhD Office (‘Settore dottorato di ricerca’)

Address: via Vivaldi 5, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
Phone: +39 010 209 5795 monday and friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Hours: (local time CET, GMT +1) on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday e Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – on Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM 

Opening hours Tuesday - from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in person only be appointment
Wednesday - from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in remoto (sportello virtuale) only be appointment
Thursday - from 9.30:00 AM to 11:30 AM  in person only be appointment


Previous PhD cycles

See past announcements, deadlines and other information for previous cycles of the Italian PhD programme.