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

They provide young people 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. 2019-2020 (cycle 35) at the University of Trento are listed below.
Information about selection for a.y. 2020/2021 (cycle 36) will be published as soon as available.

Science and Technology

Phd programme status deadline
Physics selection 2019/20: expired -
Physics - MSCA H2020 ACO positions selection 2019/20: expired -
Information and Communication Technology selection 2019/20: expired -
Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering selection 2019/20: expired -
Industrial Innovation selection 2019/20: expired -
Mathematics selection 2019/20: expired -
Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

selection 2019/20: expired

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Agrifood and Environmental Sciences selection 2019/20: expired -
Biomolecular Sciences selection 2019/20: expired -

Humanities

Phd programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas selection 2019/20: expired -
Development Economics and Local Systems - DELoS selection 2019/20: expired -
Economics and Management selection 2019/20: expired -
Forms of cultural exchange selection 2019/20: expired -
Sociology and Social Research selection 2019/20: expired -
Comparative and European legal studies selection 2019/20: expired -
International studies selection 2019/20: expired -

Cognitive sciences

Phd programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences selection 2019/20: expired -
Cognitive Science selection 2019/20: expired -

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

Doctoral programmes offered jointly with other Universities: