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. 2023-2024 (cycle 39) at the University of Trento are listed below.

Science and Technology

PhD programme status deadline


second call closed

September 4th, 2023

Information Engineering and Computer Science

second call closed September 5th, 2023
Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering second call closed September 4, 2023
Industrial Innovation call closed September 6, 2023


call closed

May 18, 2023

Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering call closed July 18, 2023
Agrifood and Environmental Sciences call closed July 10, 2023

Biomolecular Sciences

call closed

July 5, 2023


PhD programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas call closed June 1, 2023
Economics and Finance call closed September 6, 2023

Forms of cultural exchange and textuality

call closed

June 15, 2023

Sociology and Social Research call closed June 20, 2023
Comparative and European legal studies call closed June 13, 2023
International studies call closed May 9, 2023
Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS) call closed June 20, 2023

Cognitive sciences

PhD programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences call closed May 31, 2023
Cognitive Science call closed July 18, 2023

Availability within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)

Ministerial Decree no. 117 of March 2, 2023: call closed
Updates on the page

Ministerial Decree no. 118 of March 2, 2023: call closed
Updates on the page

National Doctoral Programmes and Inter-university Doctoral Programmes

PhD programme status deadline
Space Science and Technology - SST call closed July 6, 2023

Doctoral Programme in Management in  partnership with  the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, activated from academic year 2023-2024 (39th Cycle)

call published by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano


The University of Trento participates to the:

National operational programme (NOP) on research and innovation 2014-2020

The call is available at (call closed).

Doctoral Programmes offered jointly with foreign Universities:


PhD programmes will be discontinued (after already enrolled students have graduated):