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Doctoral programmes (PhD)  

Doctoral programmes


Doctorates provide the expertise necessary for high-level research activities in both public and private institutions.

To be admitted to a doctoral programme you must hold a master degree or a suitable equivalent foreign qualification. You must also pass the selection examinations as stated in the competitive examination announcements, which are published annually.

Most places are covered by scholarships, which are generally funded by the MIUR (Ministry of University and Research), the University, or by external public and private institutions.

Some of our doctoral programmes use English as working language. For more information please visit the section  Doctoral Programmes.

The doctorate involves the planning and execution of a research project, by way of advanced educational programmes, individual in-depth study and, in many cases, through cultural exchanges with other countries

A doctoral degree is awarded after a period of study lasting three to four years, and following the presentation of an original doctoral thesis


At the moment the only available document is in Italian.