PhD Programmes Calls and Admissions


The Call for admission to the PhD Courses 2017/2018 will be published on 1st June 2017.


The final rankings for the admission to the PhD courses and the enrolment instructions will be published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016

Deadline: June, 17 2016 (13.00 CEST)

Disclaimer: this is a translation of the selection announcement for PhD Courses. Its purpose is to provide information to foreign students. It has no legal value. The only official and legally binding source is the original Italian announcement available at

Download PhD Courses: call for admission 2016/17

Download PhD Course table (Appendix 1: course list) 2016/17

The enrollment procedure is open from August 23 to September 9, 2016.

Certification of enrollment for VISA request: in case you need a certification for the request of the VISA, please write to

Vacant places: It's now on line the list of eligible candidates for the vacant places available after explicit or tacit renunciation or withdrawal of the right to enrol.
Eligible candidates must enrol within September 28, 2016: please follow the instructions (see the file "PhD Courses 2016/17: enrollment instructions").

Other relevant forms (Modulistica dottorati)

Download PhD Courses 2016/17: List of further vacant places and eligible candidates (updated October 5, 2016)

Download PhD Courses 2016/17: Vacant positions form

Download PhD Courses 2016/17: enrollment instructions

Download PhD Courses 2016/17: Attachments

The University of Padova and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have created a scholarship programme to enable talented Chinese students to undertake a PhD programme at Padova.
The scholarships build on Padova University’s existing relationship with China. It has, in fact, extensive research links with Chinese research institutions and Universities. This scheme provides Chinese students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Padova. They are supported jointly by the China Scholarship (on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education) and the University of Padova.

Applying to the University of Padova as a full doctoral student for CSC applicants: deadline January 16, 2017 at 13:00 (Italian time).
Admissions for CSC candidates

For more information:

The International PhD program in Arterial Hypertension and Vascular Biology is based in the Department of Medicine – DIMED of the University of Padua.  This is a referral centre for Arterial Hypertension and cardiovascular diseases in Italy and a Centre of Excellence for Hypertension Research of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH).

This programme is the first in Europe devoted to Hypertension research and was established in conjunction with the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, and the School for Cardiovascular Diseases in Maastricht (CARIM), The Netherlands.  It requires a rotation across the three Universities and possibly stages at other leading research centres in Europe and the US.

Web site

Application deadline: 6 October 2016, 13.00 (CEST)

Download Call for application: Arterial hypertension and vascular biology 2016-17

Download Arterial hypertension and vascular biology: PhD Course table

Download Arterial hypertension and vascular biology: Instructions for the application form

The University of Padova, through funding from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Courses. During the 3-year doctorate programme, successful candidates are entitled to full board and lodging.
15 PhD grants for the admission of foreign candidates to doctoral courses (33rd series) a.y. 2017/18 are now available.

Deadline: 28th March 2017

Application form

Download Call for applications for PhD foreign candidates

Download Annex 1 - List of Doctoral Courses and related research lines

Download Annex 2 - Guidelines for application form

Download Annex 3 - General terms and conditions for grants and scholarships

Download Frequently asked questions

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