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Admission announcement (open to Italian as well as to foreign students) – Deadline June 26, 2018 (13:00 CEST)

10 PhD studentships for A.Y. 2018/19 are available at University of Padova for candidates interested in the area of Statistical Sciences (start of activities: October 1st, 2018).
The studentship competition is open to applicants of any age or citizenship, holding a 2nd cycle degree or a single degree from an Italian University or an equivalent qualification from other countries of at least four years' duration.
The call is published at the page 
English version at the page

The application must be submitted following the online procedure.

The grants are awarded on the basis of qualifications only and do not require an entry examination.
Qualifications include: undergraduate and/or master degrees transcripts of records, curriculum, scientific publications, at most 2 letters of recommendation, GRE and TOEFL (if available).
Having already been awarded the degree is not necessary for application, but it is necessary to obtain the degree within 30th September 2018.  The CV has to be compiled according to the  template for the XXXIV cyle call CV_XXXIV (pdf) and uploaded along with the record of exams and marks of first and second cycle degrees.

There are 8 positions funded by the University of Padova and 2 positions funded by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo. The award will be for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The gross annual amount of the scholarship is 18,052.04 euros, in accordance with the amount set by the D.M. MIUR n.40 of 25/01/2018, equal to € 15,343.28 increased by an annual supplement quota of € 2,708.76 on "Budget Miur – Dipartimenti di eccellenza" funds..

Moreover, foreign candidates who have been awarded a minimum three-year scholarship by some international scientific committee (e.g., Marie Curie or Erasmus Mundus scholarship) can be admitted extra quota.
Interested candidates are highly encouraged to contact for further information.



Every academic year the Course, jointly with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), offers n.1 scholarship to candidates from the People’s Republic of China.






The PhD Course in Statistics of the University of Padova is pleased to announce the availability of: 

  • no. 2 positions for sandwich PhD scholarships ('doutorado sanduiche'), 

  • no. 2 positions for full PhD scholarships ('doutorado pleno') and 

  • no. 2 post-doc positions ('pós doutorado')

within the Brazilian "Science without Borders" programme.

The University of Padova lists among the fourteen Italian Institutions, which on November 2012 established the Italian "Science without Borders"

Network for the exchange of students, scientists and scholars within the main programme. It shares its objectives of consolidating and expanding international scientific collaboration and strongly supports the programme by offering a wide range of study and scientific opportunities from undergraduate studies to post-doc involvement in research projects and labs.  

The next cycle of Doctoral courses will start in October 2015, and will end  in September 2018. All lectures are given in English.  


Brazilian post-grad and post-doc students are highly encouraged to apply  for admission.  Interested applicants may contact the Course Coordinator  (mail to: ) for any advice.