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


call open

May 31, 2023

Information Engineering and Computer Science

call open May 30, 2023
Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering call closed May 10, 2023
Industrial Innovation to be opened ---


call closed

May 18, 2023

Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering to be opened ---
Agrifood and Environmental Sciences to be opened ---

Biomolecular Sciences

to be opened



PhD programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas call open June 1, 2023
Economics and Finance call open June 20, 2023

Forms of cultural exchange and textuality

call open

June 15, 2023

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

Cognitive sciences

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

Availability within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)

Updates on the page

National Doctoral Programmes and Inter-university Doctoral Programmes

PhD programme status deadline
Space Science and Technology - SST to be opened ---

Doctoral Programme in Management: activated from academic year 2023-2024 (39th Cycle), in  partnership with  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):