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. 2022-2023 (cycle 38) at the University of Trento are listed below.

Science and Technology

Phd programme status deadline
Physics call open June 3rd, 2022
Information Engineering and Computer Science

first call: closed
second call: not available

May 16th, 2022

Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering not available to be defined
Industrial Innovation not available to be defined
Mathematics call open June 6th, 2022
Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering not available to be defined
Agrifood and Environmental Sciences not available to be defined

Biomolecular Sciences

call open

June 23, 2022


Phd programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas call open May 19th, 2022
Economics and Management call open May 26th, 2022

Forms of cultural exchange and textuality

call open

June 15th, 2022

Sociology and Social Research call open May 26th, 2022
Comparative and European legal studies not available to be defined
International studies call closed May 5th, 2022
Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS) call open May 26th, 2022

Cognitive sciences

Phd programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences call open May 31, 2022
Cognitive Science not available to be defined

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

National Doctoral Programmes:

The University of Trento participates to the:

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.

Doctoral Programmes offered jointly with foreign Universities: