Application for final examination and degree

Doctoral candidates enrolled in their last year of the programme in the A.Y. 2020/2021 must apply for admission to the final examination.

Application opening date: 13th May 2021

Deadline: 14th September 2021

Please note: 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.

The request shall be submitted only via online procedure, available after the login into the Esse3 system, by clicking on “Degree Award”. For more information about the application, see the instructions available in the “Guidelines to the online application”.

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.
Please, follow the instructions given in the Esse3 procedure and in the “Guidelines to the online application”.
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. Some information will be integrated in the individual graduate CV which will be registered in the database of AlmaLaurea only if the graduate agrees.

Stamp duty and other fees

For admission to the final examination/evaluation procedure a contribution (“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. 

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.  
You can collect your diploma in person. Should you decide to have it collected by another person or shipped via post, please fill in and send the relevant form available in the “Download” box.
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.
In case of loss, theft or damage a duplicate of the diploma can be requested. Instructions can be found in the “Download” box.
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: