PhD Programme in "Cognitive Science"

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 39th cycle (academic year 2023/2024) of the PhD Programme in Cognitive Science.

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Announcement of selection

Published on this webpage on May 19, 2023.

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: 8
Number of 3-year-grants: 8

n. 6 grants financed by the University of Trento;
n. 2 grants financed by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler on the following topics:

  • Integration of Behavior Change Intervention Strategies into AI-based Solutions
  • 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. 18, par. 3 of the University Regulations regarding PhD Programmes.

Start of the Academic Year: November 1, 2023
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years
Official language: Italian and English

application/pdfCall Cognitive Science cycle 39(PDF | 307 KB)

How to apply

Application online: available starting from May 22, 2023.

Application’s deadline to participate in the selection: July 18, 2023, 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 schedule: from September 6, 2023
Oral examination: September 15, 18 and 19, 2023

The detailed schedule of interviews is available in this section.

application/pdfcalendario colloqui - oral interview schedule(PDF | 85 KB)


The final ranking is available in this section.

Enrolment's deadline for admitted candidates: 29th September 2023.
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 29, 2023.

Last update: September 21, 2023