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Requirements for admission

Second level academic degree

Laurea Specialistica, Master of Science in any subject relating to the research topics of the chosen curriculum.

Applicants must hold the degree at the time of the application, or expecting to receive it by 31 October of the application year.
According to the Italian system, Bachelor of Technology, MBBS and similar, are considered first level degrees and as such are not considered valid for admission to our PhD program.

B2-level English proficiency certification

In case of admission, applicants MUST submit the certification at the time of the enrolment (last week of September), on pain of exclusion. Certifications must include the four skills: Listening, Reading Speaking and Writing. We invite prospective applicants who do not have a valid certification, to carefully consider the time needed for the certificate to be issued.

Please note: due to the current COVID-19 crisis, applicants are not asked to provide the B2-level English proficiency certification. Their proficiency will be tested during the exam, which is conducted entirely in English.


If you have still doubts on your eligibility to apply, please contact phd [AT] before submitting an application.