How to apply


Results of the requirements evaluation:

List of candidates admitted to oral interviews (in order to access the files, please use the password you received by e-mail at the end of the application procedure)

Calendar for the interviews 

List of not admitted candidates

The interviews will take place on Zoom at the following link 

Please find more instructions on how to use Zoom here: Education Guide – Getting Started on Zoom.pdf

The Call for admission is now open: for cycle 37th the PhD Programme grants 13 scholarships among which 1 funded by Fondazione Cariparo and 2 by the ERC Project “The Water Cultures of Italy, 1500-1900”.

Applications must be submitted only via the online procedure available here.

As required in the Course table, in order to submit some of the required documents, cadidates must fill in the following templates:

Master’s Thesis Abstract

Curriculum vitae

Research Project

Remember that candidates wishing to compete for places with priority research grants for the ERC Project “The Water Cultures of Italy, 1500-1900” are obliged to indicate this in their application, selecting the relative subjects. Otherwise, the selection Board may not consider their candidatures for the ERC Scholarships. The description of the project is available here

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Applicants are selected through an open competition based on qualifications and, where applicable, an interview. A 5-member Board evaluates the candidates’ dossiers, rates them and draws up a ranking. PhD scholarships are awarded in accordance with the ranking list.

We welcome applicants from all Universities, countries and ages, as long as they hold a Master’s Degree or an equivalent 4-year (minimum) foreign qualification

Ordinary call for applications

A call for applications is published every year between April and May. All applicants holding a Master’s Degree or an equivalent 4-year (minimum) foreign qualification may enter the competition, irrespective of their age and nationality. Candidates can submit their application even if they have not obtained their Master’s Degree yet, but they must achieve it by September 30th. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the submitted qualifications. In addition to ordinary scholarships (about 10 per year), other scholarships may be funded by research programmes featured in the call or by external bodies. Over the last few years, Cariparo Foundation has awarded an additional ordinary PhD scholarship.

Other calls for applications

China Scholarship Council

The University of Padova and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) award yearly PhD scholarships for Chinese students with excellent academic track-record, so that they have the opportunity to enroll for a PhD at the University of Padova.