PhD Programme in "International Studies"

The 37th cycle of the PhD Programme in International Studies will commence in the academic year 2021/2022 at the University of Trento.

Announcement of selection 37th cycle - academic year 2021/2022

Published on 17 March 2021 on this webpage.

Please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Number of positions: 7
Number of 3-year-grants: 7 

The scholarships are funded as follow:

  • n. 6 scholarships funded by the University of Trento;
  • n. 1 grant financed by the National Research Council (CNR) on the topic “The European Union: integration processes, enlargement and international role” in memory of Antonio Megalizzi.
    The topic-specific grant is conditional to the execution of a particular research topic for which specific skills are required which will be verified in the selection process, during the oral examination. Those interested in the 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 2021
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years
Official language: English

How to apply

The application online is available starting on 18 March 2021

Application’s deadline to participate in the selection: 6 May 2021, 4:00p.m. (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 (carried out by the Commission without the presence of the candidates): 26 May 2021
are available in the Download section of this web page.

- Interview for shortlisted candidates: 23 - 24 June 2021


List of exclusions of incomplete applications: available in the Attachments section (24/05/2021)

Final Ranking

The final ranking is available at the bottom of the page, in the Attachments section.

Enrolment 1st year: not later than July 6, 2021.

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 July 6, 2021.


Useful links

Last update: 28 June 2021