Phd Courses: fees, grants and benefits


Art. 30 comma 7 of the Regolamento per i Corsi di dottorato di ricerca states that "PhD students can submit a reasoned request for delay in the submission of the PhD thesis for exceptional certified reasons or reasons of force majeure that are not the fault of the PhD students and that prevent them from carrying out the research activity. The length of the delay depends on the reason for the request".
The form to be filled in for the request of postponement for Ph.D. students enrolled in the 30th series must be asked by email to the Servizio formazione alla ricerca (

The University must pay social security taxes on the PhD scholarship. In order to do so it is necessary for the Phd student to be registered at the Italian National Pension Institute INPS: info about the procedure.

  Gini Foundation: Grants for Foreign Nationals

The Fondazione "Ing. Aldo Gini" supports those who plan to pursue a period of study and/or specialization in a department of the University of Padova in the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences for a period of at least six months and no more than one year.
Deadline: August 31, 2019

  China Scholarship Council - University of Padova Scholarships

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 10, 2020 at 13:00 (Italian time)
Admissions for CSC candidates

For more information:


Doctoral Degrees - PhD Office

in Via Venezia 15, 35131 Padova 
Ground mail: via 8 febbraio 2 - 35122 Padova
tel. +39 049 827 6071 - fax +39 049 827 6379

Public opening hours: Monday: 10-13, Tuesday 10–13 and 15–16.30, Wednesday: 10–13, Thursday: 10–15, Friday: 10-13

Following the arrangements relating to the Covid-19 emergency and in order to reduce the spread of the virus, access to the front office is available again, upon reservation