International Research Doctoral Course in "Forms of cultural exchange"

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 37th cycle (a.y. 2021/2022) of the International Research Doctoral Course in “Forms of cultural exchange”, joint PhD with the University of Augsburg in Germany.

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 appliation process.

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

Published on this webpage on 27th April 2021.
Number of positions: 12
Number of 3-year-grants: 12

The grants are funded as follow: 
7 grants funded by the University of Trento;
5 grants financed by the Centre of Advanced Studies in the Humanities (CeASHum) of the Department of Humanities, within the Project of Excellence - Law 232/2016.
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)

Start of the Academic Year: 1st November 2021
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years
Official language: Italian and German

How to apply

Application online: available starting from 29th April 2021 

Application’s deadline to participate in the selection: 30th June 2021, 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.

Examination's schedule

Assessment of qualifications: starting from 26th July 2021. 
The results are available in the Outcomes section.

Interview for shortlisted candidates: 6th and 7th September. 
The interviews schedule is available in this section.


The exams will be held online using audio-video connection tools, that allow:

  • the correct identification of the participants (through a webcam);
  • the conduction of the interview in a public form.

Further details will be defined by the Evaluation Committee and posted before the interview on this webpage.

Candidates not admitted to the selection


The final ranking is available at the bottom of the page.
Enrolment 1st year: not later than 17th September 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 17 September 2021.

Last update: September 9, 2021