Doctorates are the highest qualifications awarded by the Italian university system.

They provide young people with the skills and knowledge they need to conduct high level research in public and private organizations or develop a professional career, while contributing to the creation of the European area of higher education and of the European research area.
Doctoral programmes are open to students with a Master’s degree (in Italian, "laurea magistrale, specialistica o vecchio ordinamento") or an equivalent foreign degree.

Doctoral programmes for 2019-2020 (cycle 35) at the University of Trento:

Science and Technology

Phd programme status deadline
Physics expired 29/08/2019
Physics - MSCA H2020 ACO positions deadline postponed until fulfilment
Information and Communication Technology 1st call expired
2nd call expired
Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering expired 29/08/2019
Industrial Innovation expired 04/09/2019
Mathematics expired 31/07/2019
Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

1st call expired
2nd call e

Agrifood and Environmental Sciences expired 22/07/2019
Biomolecular Sciences expired 24/07/2019


Phd programme status deadline
European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas expired 16/05/2019
Development Economics and Local Systems - DELoS expired 22/05/2019
Economics and Management expired 22/05/2019
Forms of cultural exchange expired 30/05/2019
Sociology and Social Research expired 22/05/2019
Comparative and European legal studies expired 05/08/2019
International studies expired 07/05/2019

Cognitive sciences

Phd programme status deadline
Cognitive and Brain Sciences expired 21/05/2019
Cognitive Science expired 31/07/2019

The following PhD programmes will be discontinued after already enrolled students have graduated:

Doctoral programmes offered jointly with other Universities: