PhD Programme in "European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas"

Information about selection for a.y. 2020/2021 (cycle 36) will be published as soon as available.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION 35th cycle - academic year 2019/2020

The announcement of selection for the PhD Programme in “European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas” 35th cycle (a.y. 2019/2020) is available on this webpage in the "Download" Box.

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

Announcement of selection: published on this webpage on 5th April 2019 and available in the "Download" Box.

Application online: available starting from 8th April 2019 (go to the Application)
Number of positions: 8
Number of 3-year-grants: 8

The scholarships are funded as follow:

  • n. 7 scholarships funded by the University of Trento;
  • n. 1 grant financed by Fondazione Don Lorenzo Guetti Centro Studi sulla Cooperazione Onlus on the topic: “La figura di don Lorenzo Guetti nella storia del Trentino di fine Ottocento”.

The topic-specific grants are 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 one topic-specific grant should carefully check the topic and required skillset indicated on the web page

Number of Supernumerary positions: 2 (positions reserved to candidates fulfilling the requirements stated by art. 20, par. 3 of the University Regulations regarding PhD Programmes).


Application’s deadline to participate in the selection: 16th May 2019, 4:00 p.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.

Start of the Academic Year: 1st November 2019
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years
Official language: Italian

Examination's schedule:

Interview for shortlisted candidates:
• 16 July 2019, 9.00 - 18.00
• 17 July 2019, 9.00 - 18.00
• 18 July 2019, 9.00 - 18.00

A detailed timetable for the candidates admitted to the oral examination is available on this web page in the Download Box.
Location: University of Trento – Department of Humanities, Room 003 (via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento - Italy).
Assessment of qualifications: The outcomes of the assessment of qualifications are available on this web page in the Download Box.

Since no applicant for the specific topic “La figura di don Lorenzo Guetti nella storia del Trentino di fine Ottocento” has been admitted to the oral examination, the Committee allows candidates who will held to the oral examination [to European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas – 35th cycle] to compete also for the above mentioned topic funded by Fondazione Don Lorenzo Guetti Centro Studi sulla Cooperazione Onlus.
Candidates who intend to compete also for that topic will have to fill in the appropriate form “Form to topic specific scholarship CdEU – 35th cycle” (available on the selection Website - Box download) and hand deliver it to the Admissions Committee on the day of the oral examination.

The final ranking is available in the Download Box.

Enrolment 1st year: not later than 31st July 2019.

The enrolment procedure is available at the related 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 31st July 2019.

Last update: January 3rd, 2020