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. 2020-2021 (cycle 36) at the University of Trento are listed below.
Information about selection will be published as soon as available.

Science and Technology

Phd programme status deadline
Physics open August 28, 2020
Physics - MSCA H2020 ACO positions selection 2020/21: not yet available -
Information and Communication Technology expired June 16, 2020
Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering open July 23, 2020
Industrial Innovation open August 25, 2020
Mathematics open July 30, 2020
Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering open July 16, 2020
Agrifood and Environmental Sciences selection 2020/21: not yet available -
Biomolecular Sciences open July 23, 2020


Phd programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas expired May 21, 2020
Economics and Management expired June 3, 2020

Forms of cultural exchange


May 28, 2020
extended until June 11, 2020

Sociology and Social Research expired June 3, 2020
Comparative and European legal studies open July 9, 2020
International studies expired May 21, 2020
Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS) expired

June 3, 2020

Cognitive sciences

Phd programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences expired May 27, 2020
Cognitive Science open July 23, 2020

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

Doctoral programmes offered jointly with other Universities: