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.

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.

Science and Technology

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

first call - closed
second selection - closed

April 15th, 2021
August 31st, 2021

Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering call - closed July 26th, 2021
Industrial Innovation call - closed August 25th, 2021
Mathematics call - closed May 31st, 2021
Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

Call H2020 ONEforest project cycle 36 - closed

call - closed

April 15th, 2021

July 15th, 2021

Agrifood and Environmental Sciences call - closed August 24th, 2021
Biomolecular Sciences call - closed

July 22nd, 2021


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

Forms of cultural exchange

call closed

June 30th 2021

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

May 26th 2021

Cognitive sciences

Phd programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences call closed May 27th 2021
Cognitive Science call closed July 27th 2021

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

National Doctoral Programmes:

The University of Trento participates to the:

Doctoral Programmes offered jointly with foreign Universities: