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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.

Year 2021 Ph.D. Programmes

Italian XXXVII cycle


Deadline for application June 15, 2021 at 12 PM, CET

Step 1. Choose your Ph.D. programme

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.


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.
    • After the interview, a list of selected candidates will be published below.

For both the above situations, the lists of selected candidates include the highest ranked candidates who are awarded fully funded studentships (stipend and fees), and a certain number of reserve candidates.

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.

Step 5. Enroll (after selection)

If you have been offered a scholarship, you will have to proceed to the enrollment.



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
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 

Important note: due to the pandemic situation, currently offices are closed to the public. Services are remotely operated by our staff.

Previous PhD cycles

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