Admission to the Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Admission to the programme is open to all candidates interested in research areas of the CIMeC, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age. Applicants are supposed to have an Italian laurea magistrale university degree or have completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree awarded by end of October 2023. In order to know whether your foreign degree satisfies Italian PhD entry criteria you can request a comparability statement from CIMEA. More details found at https://international.unitn.it/incoming/diploma-verification. Should your foreign degree be deemed suitable for admission to an Italian PhD the CIMEA verification will substitute your Diploma Supplement / Dichiarazione di Valore.
There was one call for the 2023 cohort for 12 fully paid positions and 1 supernumerary one.
The 2023 selection calendar:
1. Call published on April 27, 2023
2. Application deadline: May 31, 2023
Although the online application is open until 4:00 pm Italian time on the due date, we strongly encourage you to complete the application a few days beforehand. If you haven't received a request to confirm your application, and confirmed it by 4:00 p.m., the online application system will block you out and your application will not be considered. No exceptions.
3. Title evaluations: June 27
Title evaluations (candidates need not be present) will take place on or after 25 June. Ranking will be posted on the UNITN website no later than a day or two later.
4. Interviews: July 13
Interviews will occur by mid-July at the very latest. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via video-conferencing if preferred, otherwise in presence.
If admitted to the Program, candidates must reply within 8 business days.
5. Beginning of PhD program: 1 November, 2023
The list of research topics that the Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences proposed for the 2023 selection is available at https://www.unitn.it/drcimec/123/2022-research-topics.
A minimum B2 level English is highly recommended but documentation in support of this is not required in order to be considered for a PhD position. It will however be necessary to acquire a B2 level certification by the end of the 3rd year of the PhD program.
The Research Statement form available in the download box below is one of the compulsory attachments needed for the online application.
A €15 application fee, payable by credit card, is required in order to apply.
Want to speak with a PhD student to know what the program is like? When the 2024 call becomes available we will post the email address of a 4th year PhD student at the Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences until the deadline of the selection.