PhD Programme in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 39th cycle (academic year 2023/2024) of the Doctoral Programme in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering” 39th cycle (a.y. 2023/2024).

In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.

Announcement of selection 39th cycle - A.Y. 2023-2024

Rector's Decree no. 400 of 29.05.2023, published in this webpage on 30.05.2023
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 24 +1 +1 +1
Scholarships: 20 +1 +1 +1 (of which 14 +1 +1 +1 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 4
Supernumerary positions (art. 8 of selection Call): 2

The Academic year starts November 1, 2023
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years

May also be admitted on additional positions candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates.

application/pdfMMSE Call cycle 39(PDF | 328 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online within the deadline.

Deadline for application:  July 18th, 2023, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2)

Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. 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.

Details about funded positions

Research area A: Materials Science and Engineering
Research area B: Mechatronics, Electronics and Operational research

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in bold (indicated with +).

Research Area Nr. of scholarships Financer  - Topic of reserved scholarship
A 3

University of Trento

1 University of Trento and Department of Industrial Engineering
1 University of Trento and Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Additional positions with scholarship within the PNRR project, Mission 4, component 2

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - PE00000023 – NQSTI – SPOKE 4 AF (CUP: C63C22000830006)

1 Fondazione Bruno Kessler
2 Scholarships funded by MUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research) within the action "Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2023-2027 (Legge 232/2016)", Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, CUP no. E63C22003890001"
1 Fondazione Bruno Kessler and Department of Physics
1 ENI S.p.A. (check carefully the requirements indicated in the specific research subject) - published on 11/07/2023
1 Almec Tech S.r.l - published on 14/07/2023
1 INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) and DTT S.c. a r.l. - published on 17/07/2023
2 Positions without scholarship
B 3 University of Trento
2 University of Trento and Department of Industrial Engineering 
1 Fondazione Bruno Kessler
4 Scholarships funded by MUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research) within the action "Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2023-2027 (Legge 232/2016)", Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, CUP no. E63C22003890001"
2 Positions without scholarship

For information about scholarship with reserved research topics see the file Research subjects.

During the filling out of the application online candidates must choose which Research area(s) (max. 2, specifying the order of preference) they are interested to apply for.

Scholarships made available after the publication of the call (and published on this webpage) can be selected by using the entry “Other” in the proper section of the online application, and indicating in the specific field the title of the scholarship.

Applicants who have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships, can apply for those scholarships sending an e-mail to ateneo [at], indicating in the subject "Application ID - Surname Name - PhD in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering - 39th cycle - additional scholarship” mentioning the new order of preference if necessary.

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: starting from July 25, 2023
Oral examination: on September 5 and September 6, 2023 (schedule published on August 22, 2023)

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: published on July 31, 2023
List of exclusions for not recognized qualification:  not available
Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: published on July 31, 2023

Final ranking: published on September 13, 2023

application/pdfEsiti finali_Final rankings_MMSE_39(PDF | 320 KB)
application/pdfEsclusioni_Exclusions_MMSE_39(PDF | 175 KB)
application/pdfMMSE_DII_UNITN_interviews_39 cycle(PDF | 104 KB)

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: September 21st, 2023
Position without scholarship: September 27th, 2023

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page.

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
More information at

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Last update: September 13, 2023