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The Call for admission to the Phd Courses 2023/24 is available here.

Applications must be submitted only via the online procedure available here. It is highly recommended to read carefully the instructions contained in the call and to submit all the required documents listed in the specific notice of the course. For what concerns the submission of Curriculum vitae, Master’s Thesis Abstract and Research Project, candidates are required to fill in and submit the following templates:

Curriculum vitae – template

Master’s Thesis Abstract – template

Research Project – template

Candidates wishing to compete for places with scholarships funded in the frame of PNRR by MD 118/2023 with specific research topics are invited to read the document describing in details the specific research topics for each scholarship. Note that candidates interested in these places are obliged to indicate this in their application, selecting the relative subjects. This option will be a binding priority choice (art.4.1 of the call)

For all the candidates: the reference letters must be requested and submitted using the online procedure, following the instructions contained in the call. Please remember that any letters of reference attached to the application will not be considered.

Applicants are selected through an open competition based on qualifications and, when successful, 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, research project proposed and, when successful, an interview. 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 additional PhD scholarships.
Foreign candidates who have already achieved a scholarship of at least 3 years awarded by an international scientific board (for instance, Marie Curie or Erasmus Mundus) and wish to be admitted to this PhD programme, can submit a request for over quota positions.

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 enrol for a PhD at the University of Padova.
The scholarships build on Padova University’s existing relationship with China. It has, in fact, extensive research links with Chinese research institutions and Universities. Successfull candidates are supported jointly by the China Scholarship (on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education) and the University of Padova.
The call for admissions is usually published in January.

Cariparo Foundation

Depending on their yearly distribution of funds, CARIPARO Foundation may decide to finance ordinary scholarships or scholarships for students who achieved their qualification abroad and do not reside in Italy. In this latter case, the CARIPARO PhD scholarship also covers expenses for meals and accommodation of international candidates.
International candidates who have not been selected through the call for the CARIPARO Scholarships can still submit an application for the ordinary call.

For cycle XXXVII (a.y.2021-22) the CARIPARO Foundation will finance an ordinary scholarship of the PhD Programme in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies.