Study Abroad
This section provides information about the PhD programs available in Italy.

PhD Programs in Italy

out of the three main courses offered in Italy, the "Dottorato di Ricerca" aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific research methodology. The course continues for a period of time depending upon the topic of research, grants, donations and the infrastructure of the institution which you have chosen. The doctorate is attained with extensive documentation of information, practical experimentation (if you are pursuing a doctorate degree in science related fields) and a final dissertation. Positions are restricted to a limited number of applicants, not necessarily Italian, but also to those who have completed a Masters or an equivalent. Aspirants who have foreign qualifications that are not officially recognized by Italian educational institutions need to attach a translation in English of the same degree certificate with the marks obtained. This allows the Scientific Board to declare if the equivalence is valid for the purpose of selection of the candidate for the course. The following are the doctorate degree courses available for students in Italy

Doctorate Degree In Italy

Universities In Italy offering A Ph.D. Degree

Art And Architecture
  • Politecnico de Milano- School of Architecture and Society
  • IMT Institute of Advanced Studies- Management and Development of Cultural Heritage
  • Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia
Business And MBA
  • University of Trento- Doctoral Programme in Economics And Management
  • Bocconi University- Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management
  • Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza- Marketting
Computers And Technology
  • Politecnico de Milano- Engineering of Computing Systems
  • IMT Institute of Advanced Studies- Computer Science and Engineering
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
  • Università di Pisa
Humanities And Cultures
  • Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
  • Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
  • Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
Law And Criminal Justice
  • Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia
Physical And Earth Sciences
  • Università degli Studi di Urbino
  • Università degli Studi di Trieste
  • Università degli Studi di Siena
Public Affairs And Policy
  • Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • University Degli Studi Di Milano (University of Milano)- Labour Studies
  • Politecnico di Milano- Urban Planning and Policy Design
Social And Behavioural Sciences
  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore- Ph.D program in Economics and Finance of Public Administration
About The Program
  • The coursework initially consists of 15 papers that a student needs to clear. The students of the PhD program follow a common curriculum during the first two terms and specialized courses during their third term. While the first year of study involves revising a core curriculum, the second and third years involve seminar participations, tutorials and various dissertations.
  • Further, it is possible for a student to spend up to one year working at a research centre in Italy.
  • The language of the doctoral program is in English and is taught by members who have experience in teaching multi-lingual students. Coming to Italy under the Erasmus or Socrates programs are beneficial. Various scholarship grants and aids are available to the foreign students.
Hope the above information was helpful to you. Now, what are you waiting for? If you have your postgraduate degree in your hand, go ahead and apply for Ph.D. programs in Italy!