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. Candidates who expect to be awarded their title by the October 31, 2020  may also apply.

There was one application for the 2020 cohort: This year there were 10 fully paid positions and 1 supernumerary one available.

Here are the 2020 selection deadlines:

April 15

Announcement of selection published. Application period begins.

May 27

Application deadline.

(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.)

June 24 Title evaluations (candidates need not be present). Ranking will be posted on the UNITN website no later than a day or two later.

July 7


July 7 and 8

Interviews. Shortlisted candidates must be present, unless residing abroad or proving to be unable to physically attend. In this case they will be interviewed by skype.

If admitted to the Program, candidates must reply within 8 business days.

November 1, 2020

PhD Program begins

B2 level English documentation is not required in order to be considered for a PhD position, however it is strongly recommended.

The list of topics the Doctorate emphasized in the 2020 selection are posted here.

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.

Last year two PhD positions were added to the selection 1 week before the interviews.

Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Corso Bettini, 31 - Rovereto
ph. +39 0464 808617
fax +39 0461 288690