How to apply for a PhD programme

PhD Programmes attendance at the University of Bologna is conditional upon passing an examination carried out on an annual basis. The provisions governing the selection procedure are laid down in the Call for applications and its attachments.

The Call for applications 2020/2021 is online.

The deadline for submitting the application is Thursday 21st May 1 P.M. (Italian time).

For more information on the PhD Programs of the 36th cycle, A.Y. 2020/2021, and the selection procedures, please refer to the PhD Programme Table, of each course in the PhD course list.

How to apply

  • visit Studenti Online and enter data required for registration
  • select “Entrance exams or requirements check” and “PhD programme”
  • select the PhD programme of interest
  • fill in the online application
  • upload the documents indicated in the art. 3 of the Call for applications and the additional documents indicated in the PhD Programme Table, of each course in the PhD course list.
  • click on "SUBMIT" (applications that have not been submitted by the deadline of the call will be rejected).

No admission fees are requested.

Do not upload certificates issued by Italian public universities, but attach self-certifications.

If the PhD Programme Table, of each course in the PhD course list, requires reference letters, you can use the fac simile of reference letter.

Extra-quota positions

Eligible applicants are admitted in extra-quota positions upon presentation of certificates concerning the award of a scholarship financed by MAECI or by foreign Institutions.

PhD@ISA fellowships

Foreign applicants residing abroad and holding a Master’s degree obtained in a foreign University, when submitting their application to a PhD Programme, can also apply for a free accomodation offered by the Institute of Advanced Studies