PhD Programme in "Cognitive Science"

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 38th cycle (academic year 2022/2023) of the PhD Programme in Cognitive Science.

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
New doctoral positions fully funded by scholarship are available for admission to the PhD Programmes cycle 38 (a. y. 2022/2023).
More information at

Announcement of selection

Published on this webpage on June 1, 2022.

Please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.
This page provides general information about the announcement of selection and the application process.

Number of positions: 9
Number of 3-year-grants: 9

n. 6 grants financed by the University of Trento;
n. 3 grants financed by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler on the topic “Artificial Intelligence for Education“.

The topic-specific grants are conditional to the execution of a particular research topic for which specific skills are required. Those interested in a topic-specific grant should carefully check the topic and required skillset indicated on the web page

Number of Supernumerary positions: 1 position reserved to candidates fulfilling the requirements stated by art. 20, par. 3 of the University Regulations regarding PhD Programmes.

Start of the Academic Year: 1 November 2022
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years
Official language: Italian and English

application/pdfAnnouncement of selection Cognitive Science 38th cycle(PDF | 281 KB)

How to apply

Application online: available starting from June 2, 2022.

Application’s deadline to participate in the selection: July 21, 2022, 16:00 (Italian time)

Candidates are warmly recommended to submit their application in advance. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.

Examination's schedule

Assessment of qualifications: September 7th, 2022
Outcomes and the detailed interviews schedule are are available in this section.

Oral examination: September 13th and 14th, 2022
Interviews will be held in presence or online, as chosen in the online application.
Location for candidates in presence: Room 10 in Palazzo Piomarta (Corso Bettini, 84, 38068 Rovereto TN), Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento.

Outcomes are available in the "Final Ranking" section (published on September 15, 2022)

Candidates not admitted to the selection

List of excluded candidates is available here (published on August 10, 2022; updated on September 8, 2022)

Final Ranking

Deadline for enrolment 1st year: September 23, 2022
The enrolment procedure is available on the Enrolment 1, 2, 3 year webpage.

Candidates who wish to assert their requirements for supernumerary positions (see art. 8 of the Call) shall request, by submission of appropriate documentation proving their status to the PhD Office - Cognitive, Social Sciences and Humanities (email: [at] their acceptance of such admission not later than September 23, 2022.

application/pdfGraduatoria finale - Final ranking - SC38(PDF | 146 KB)

Last update: September 15, 2022