From the second year onwards, PhD students are required to spend one or more research periods at foreign institutions. The overall period of study abroad, to be carried out between the second and third year, must be at least six months, not necessarily continuously. The duration of each individual period must not be less than one month, unless this requirement is expressly waived by the Coordinator.
Authorization of the PhD student's proposal for the location of the studies and the research activity to be carried out abroad, subject to approval by the tutor, is issued by the Academic Board for periods longer than six months, and by the Coordinator for periods of six months or less.
PhD scholarship holders may obtain an increase of the scholarship amount for the study period they will spend abroad (for more information please visit the Scholarship increase page). PhD candidates who do not perceive a scholarship may submit an application for research funding (see Applications for conference and research trip funding). For further information on the authorisation procedure in all other cases please email dottorato.sgce [at] unitn.it.
The periods spent abroad must always be communicated in advance to the PhD Secretariat (dottorato.sgce [at] unitn.it).
At the end of every study period abroad, students are required to obtain from the hosting university a full and accurate record of their achievements, which they will have to send to the PhD Secretariat (dottorato.sgce [at] unitn.it).
the management of trips (missioni) of PhD students, please