Regulation Governing the PhD Programme Degrees (Third Cycle Programme)

NEW! New PhD Programmes Regulations  

On the 15th December 2016 the new PhD Programmes Regulation has entered into force.

The new Regulation has been issued by Rector's Decree No. 1468/2016 of the 05/12/2016 and has been published in the University of Bologna Bulletin n. 241 of the 15/12/2016

DISCLAIMER: The English version of the Regulation is a non-official version and cannot be referred to for legal purposes. It  is only meant to provide information in English on the rules covering PhD studies at the University of Bologna. Only the version published in the University of Bologna Bulletin (Bollettino Ufficiale n. 241 del 15/12/2016) shall prevail and be binding. 

National legislation on doctoral studies

Law 30 December 2010, n. 240

“Rules concerning the organization of universities, academic staff and recruitment, and delegation to the Government to encourage quality and efficiency of university system”;

Ministerial Decree 8th February 2013, n. 45

“Rules and procures for the accreditation of doctoral programmes and the criteria for their institution by accredited bodies”

Download the new PhD Programmes Regulation here:


PhD Programme Regulation

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Updated on 17 October 2017