Doctoral candidates enrolled in their last year of the programme must apply for admission to the final examination.

Alternatively, if there are proven reasons why the thesis cannot be presented by the deadline, Doctoral students can ask to extend the deadline for the request to be admitted to the thesis review procedure, by a period not exceeding 12 months longer than the usual duration of the Doctoral Programme.

The final examination must be held within 6 months of the official end of the Programme, except when an extension has been approved.

How to apply

Application for final examination and degree

The request:

  • shall be submitted only via online procedure, available after the login into the Esse3 system, by clicking on “Degree Award”. 
  • The application can be closed after filling in the AlmaLaurea Questionnaire, in which the Doctoral candidates could give their own opinion about the services provided by the University.
  • A “final examination contribution” of € 72,00 (which includes two duty stamps of € 16,00) is due. The payment has to be made by method PagoPA at the end of the application.
  • Shall be submitted by the end of the last year of the Programme.

Doctoral candidates who obtained a period of suspension during the PhD Programme, and therefore have a different deadline of the third year, will receive specific instructions by the relevant PhD Office.

Request of extension

It is possible to apply even if you will benefit from an extension of the doctoral course for reasons related to the "covid-19" health emergency (covid extension). In any case, the overall duration of the extension (including the one already approved by the Doctoral School Committee for the health emergency) cannot exceed the maximum limit of 12 months.

The request:

  • shall be submitted only by on-line procedure available at the webpage “Request for extension”.
  • A stamp duty of €16,00 is due. The payment has to be made by method PagoPA in the application.

By the end of the extension period, Doctoral candidates must apply for admission to the thesis review procedure. All different deadlines should be arranged with the relevant Secretary of PhD Programme (see “Request of extension”/online procedure in the Esse3 system).

AlmaLaurea Questionnaire

In order to know the opinion of the PhD Candidates about the services provided by our University, UniTrento and AlmaLaurea prepared a questionnaire to be filled in at the moment of the request for admission to the final examination.
You will be also required to provide a set of personal information on your CV. The aggregate data, in anonymous form, are used by the Ministry to evaluate the universities and by Almalaurea to carry out surveys on graduates.

Delivery and evaluation of the doctoral thesis

See the webpage Final examination.

Doctor Europaeus and final examination in the framework of a co-tutelle de thèse agreement

PhD students interested in obtaining the label of Doctor Europaeus may visit the webpage
PhD students on a co-tutelle programme are invited to carefully check with the hosting institution the necessary requirements to be awarded the degree.

Delivery of the doctorate diploma

If not directly given at the end of the successful final examination session, within three months after successful final examination doctorate diplomas are usually ready for delivery at the Divisione Supporto Corsi di Dottorato e Alta Formazione (see in the box “contacts”).

You will be noticed when your diploma is available and you will be informed about how to collect it.
If you intend to use your Diploma abroad, we suggest you to contact the Commissariato del Governo in Trento (well in advance before the departure) to legalize the document.
Regarding the collection of diploma obtained in 1987-1998, it is required to contact MUR, instead

Email account after the award of the doctoral degree

The email address of the type, assigned to doctoral students, will expire 180 days after your career closure.
After this period, it will no longer be possible to have access to Gmail and to the other Google apps reserved to the University community (e.g. Drive).

For more information:

In order to keep in contact with the University of Trento, it is necessary to check at the following link the personal email address, where you will receive any administrative or institutional communication:

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