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. 2024-2025 (cycle 40) at the University of Trento are listed below.

Science and Technology

PhD programme status deadline
Physics call closed May 15th, 2024
Information Engineering and Computer Science first call closed
second call open
May 7th, 2024
August 5th, 2024
Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering call open August 20th, 2024
Industrial Innovation call open August 1st, 2024
Mathematics call closed June 10th, 2024
Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering call open August 18th, 2024
Agrifood and Environmental Sciences call closed May 28th, 2024
Biomolecular Sciences call closed June 17th, 2024


PhD programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas call closed May 21th, 2024
Economics and Finance call closed April 23rd, 2024
Forms of cultural exchange and textuality call closed May 30th, 2024
Sociology and Social Research call closed May 14th, 2024
Comparative and European legal studies call closed May 30th, 2024
International studies call closed May 8th, 2024
Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS) call closed May 7th, 2024

Cognitive sciences

PhD programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences call closed June 24th, 2024
Cognitive Science call closed June 3rd, 2024

Availability within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)

Additional scholarships cycle 40: call open
Updates on the page

National Doctoral Programmes and Inter-university Doctoral Programmes

PhD programme status deadline
Space Science and Technology - SST call open July 16th, 2024

Doctoral Programme in Management in  partnership with  the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, activated from academic year 2023-2024 (39th Cycle)

call published by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano


The University of Trento participates to the:

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

The call is available at (call closed).

Doctoral Programmes offered jointly with foreign Universities:


PhD programmes will be discontinued (after already enrolled students have graduated):