Admission to the University’s Research Doctorate Courses is governed by a competition that allocates scholarships on the basis of comparative merit. Comparative assessment is made by the Boards of Examiners (one per Course), appointed according to the University regulations. After the selection process has been completed, each Board of Examiners draws up a merit list. Scholarships are allocated according to the ranking established in the merit list. Applicants must have a 2nd cycle degree or a single cycle degree from an Italian university or an equivalent qualification from other countries of at least four years' duration. 

For courses that will start in the next cycle (XL - date of start 1st November 2024), the call for applications is published from April 9 until May 13 2024, on the page ; English version on the page .

The studentship competition is open to applicants 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. Basic quantitative prerequisites are assumed.

The application must be submitted following the online procedure that will be linked in the call. Expired: May 13, 2024 (13:00 CEST). 

The grants are awarded on the basis of qualifications and an interview. Qualifications include: undergraduate and/or master degrees transcripts of records, curriculum, scientific publications, GRE and TOEFL (if available) and at most 2 letters of recommendation (which must be submitted following the instructions on the application form). Only candidates successful in the qualifications evaluation will be admitted to the interview.

Having already been awarded the degree is not necessary for the application, but it is necessary to obtain the degree within 30th September 2024.  The CV has to be compiled according to the template CV_XL (pdf, doc version available upon request) and uploaded along with the record of exams and marks of first and second cycle degrees.

For the XL cycle, there are 6 available positions, all covered by a scholarship. The award will be for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The gross annual amount of the scholarship is 16,243.00 euros, in accordance with the amount set by the D.M. MUR n. 247 of 23/02/2022.

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.

Evaluation results 

Evaluation of the qualifications

Timetable of interviews and Zoom link

The lists above contain only the names of the candidates admitted to the interviews.

Evaluation of the qualifications of all candidates

Evaluation of the interviews(the list contains only the names of the candidates with a sufficient evaluation of the interview)

To access the above documents enter the password you received in the confirmation email when you submitted the application.

In accordance with the procedure and deadlines stated by art. 7.4 of the announcement, the official rankings will be made public from July 2 2024 through:

- Publication on the University's official register;

- Publication on the University of Padova website:

When the official rankings will be published, the deadlines and the procedure for the enrolment will be made public.

No personal communication will be sent to the candidates.

Final rankings and enrollment procedures

The enrollment procedure is open from 4 July 2024to 25 July 2024

Instructions are published at the pages (English version

Vacant Places - Primary Phase

Candidates with the right to a vacant place will be notified through publication of the list of replacement candidates at the address (English version  from 26 August 2024.

Candidates will be required to enroll by 30 August 2024, as provided for in the Call for Admission.

Vacant Places - Secondary Phase

From 3 September 2024, any further available places will be published and interested candidates must submit their applications by 6 September 2024 according to the procedure indicated.

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


No personal communication will be sent to the candidates.