Call for application

Doctoral Programme in Industrial Innovation 36th cycle - The Call will be published in approx May 2020

Admission requirements

To participate in the PhD Call, applicants must have an academic degree which grants access to a third level education programme (PhD) in the country it was issued. In particular, applications are accepted from applicants who hold:

♦  an Italian “Laurea magistrale” instituted in conformity with Italian Ministerial Decree 270/2004, or
♦  a university degree of the previous regulations (Italian "Laurea specialistica " or "Diploma di Laurea"), or
♦  an equivalent degree obtained abroad (Master's degree) and recognized as equivalent to the Italian "Laurea magistrale" by the Admissions Committee for the sole purposes of admission to the Doctoral programme, also within the framework of mobility and cooperation inter-university agreements.

Applications are also accepted from students who expect to complete their degree by 31 October of the current year.
The selection is based on the evaluation of the applicant’s titles and qualifications.

The application must be sent online at Applications sent by other means are not accepted.

To obtain an account at the University of Trento, register at It is strongly recommended not to wait until the last few days prior to the deadline to submit your application.

The list below provides a short non-exhaustive summary of what to upload on the application:

♦  scanned copy of the applicant's ID or passport
♦  M.A. degree transcript of records and diploma
♦  Curriculum Vitae
♦  Master's thesis abstract
♦  Motivation letter
♦  Research Proposal (candidates can select up to 2 research topics)
♦  Certificate attesting the knowledge of English language at B1 level

The application is subject to €15 non-refundable fee.


The 2020 Call for applications will have a number of reserved topic scholarships. A preliminary list of research topics is available here.

The final list of reserved topic scholarships will be available in the official PhD Call.


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