PhD Programmes Calls and Admissions

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

Final rankings and enrollment procedure

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: any place which becomes available following explicit or tacit renunciation or withdrawal of the right to enrol, will be assigned to the next candidates down on the ranking, using the criteria stated by art. 7.6 of the selection announcement. Candidates with the right to a vacant place will be notified through publication of the list of replacement candidates at the following address, available from September 15 2016 onwards. Candidates will be obliged to enrol by 21 September, in accordance with the provisions of art. 10 of the selection announcement.
From 23 September 2016, any further available places will be published and candidates will be obliged to enrol by 28 September 2016, in accordance with the provisions of art. 10 of the selection announcement. No notifications will be sent to the candidate’s home address.

Other relevant forms (Modulistica dottorati)

Download PhD Courses 2016/17: enrollment procedure

Download PhD Courses 2016/17: Attachments

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 (32nd series) a.y. 2016/17 are now available.

Deadline: 22nd April 2016

Successful candidates must confirm their will to enrol by 29th July 2016 either by sending a fax to number +39 049 8271934 (a copy of a valid ID document must be attached) or by sending an email to or including a scanned copy of a valid ID document.
In the communication, they will have to confirm the choice of the Doctoral Course and of the curriculum (if any)

Download Call for applications for PhD foreign candidates

Download Annex 1 - List of Doctoral Courses and related research lines - update on March, 25 2016

Download Annex 2 - Guidelines for application form

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

Download Frequently asked questions

Download Final pass list

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 15 January 2016 at 13:00 (Italian time).
Admissions for CSC candidates

For more information:

Doctoral Degrees - PhD Office
Servizio Formazione alla Ricerca - Dottorati di ricerca
via Risorgimento 9 - 35137 Padova
Ground mail: via 8 febbraio 2 - 35122 Padova
tel. +39 049 827 1925/1926/1929/1930 - fax: +39 049/8271934

Public opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.00 - 12.30; Tuesdays and Thursdays also 15.00 - 16.30