Doctorates are the highest qualifications awarded by the Italian university system.

They provide doctoral students with the skills and knowledge they need to conduct high level research in public and private organizations or develop a professional career, while contributing to the creation of the European area of higher education and of the European research area.
Doctoral programmes are open to students with a Master’s degree (in Italian, "laurea magistrale, specialistica o vecchio ordinamento") or an equivalent foreign degree.

Doctoral programmes for a.y. 2022-2023 (cycle 38) at the University of Trento are listed below.

Science and Technology

PhD programme status deadline

first call: closed
second call: closed

June 3rd, 2022

September 9th, 2022

Information Engineering and Computer Science

first call: closed
second call: closed

May 16th, 2022
September 6th, 2022

Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering call closed August 25th, 2022
Industrial Innovation call closed August 23rd, 2022

first call: closed
second call: closed


August 25th, 2022

Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

call closed

July 18th, 2022
Agrifood and Environmental Sciences call closed August 25th, 2022

Biomolecular Sciences

call closed

June 23, 2022


PhD programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas call closed May 19th, 2022
Economics and Management call closed May 26th, 2022

Forms of cultural exchange and textuality

call closed

June 15th, 2022

Sociology and Social Research call closed May 26th, 2022
Comparative and European legal studies call closed June 30th, 2022
International studies call closed May 5th, 2022
Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS) call closed May 26th, 2022

Cognitive sciences

PhD programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences call closed May 31, 2022
Cognitive Science call closed July 21st, 2022

The following PhD programmes will be discontinued after already enrolled students have graduated:

National Doctoral Programmes:

PhD programme status deadline
Space Science and Technology - SST call closed August 8th, 2022

The University of Trento participates to the:

National operational programme (NOP) on research and innovation 2014-2020

New opportunities to enroll in a PhD course in close contact with industries: 24 grants for innovation and green topics.
The call is available at Deadline for application is October 27, 2021.

Doctoral Programmes offered jointly with foreign Universities: