Doctoral Degrees - PhD Programmes

The University of Padova strongly prioritises third level education, and has been recently enhancing the support for research training, with the aim at always pursuing the highest standards.

Three key action points on doctoral training are stated in the Strategic Plan of our University:

  1. to enhance graduate employability within as well as outside the academic institutions by strengthening and qualifying our doctoral training, with the final goal to contribute to the cultural, economic and social development at local, national and trans-national level;
  2. to attract worldwide excellence both at the level of PhD candidates as well as staff, and to promote their mobility;
  3. to contribute to the internationalisation of research and of training in research, with the aim of providing a more solid and broad education in preparation to competitively deal with the complexities of our changing world.

The University of Padova coordinates 37 separate PhD Programmes, all credited by the National Agency for University Evaluation (ANVUR).  Every year between 400 and 500 new candidates are enrolled, for an overall of about 1400 PhD candidates in the three years of courses.

Degree Course duration: 3 years (generally), the degree corresponds to the Doctorate in English-speaking countries.
Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of a 2nd cycle degree (laurea magistrale or laurea magistrale a ciclo unico). They are also required to pass an entrance examination.

PhD Programmes

Calls and admissions

Fees, grants and benefits

International Doctorate Programmes

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
e-mail: formazione.ricerca@unipd.it

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