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. 2021-2022 (cycle 37) at the University of Trento are listed below.

Science and Technology

Phd programme status deadline
Physics selection open May, 24th, 2021
Information Engineering and Computer Science (until cycle 36: Information and Communication Technology)

first call - selection open
second call: not yet available

April 15th, 2021
not available

Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering not yet available not available
Industrial Innovation not yet available not available
Mathematics selection open May 31st, 2021
Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering Call H2020 ONEforest project cycle 36 - closed April 15th, 2021
Agrifood and Environmental Sciences not yet available not available
Biomolecular Sciences not yet available not available


Phd programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas selection open 20th May 2021
Economics and Management selection open 26th May 2021

Forms of cultural exchange

selection open

30th June 2021

Sociology and Social Research selection open 26th May 2021
Comparative and European legal studies selection open 8th July 2021
International studies selection open 6th May 2021
Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS) selection open

26th May 2021

Cognitive sciences

Phd programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences selection open 27th May 2021
Cognitive Science selection open 27th July 2021

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

Doctoral programmes offered jointly with other Universities: