PhD Applications


Please be sure to read every part of the Call - see here - and download the specific sub-part of the call dedicated to the PhD Course in Biomedical Sciences (#3 in the Course list), see here.

This year, we are proud to announce that we have a total of 2 positions available for motivated PhD students from Italy and abroad.

Here is the link to the online application:

The Course has a duration of 3 years. Applicants should hold a Master Degree (Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale or Diploma di Laurea - vecchio ordinamento) issued in Italy, or an academic qualification of equivalent level issued by a foreign University and recognized by the Italian Ministry of University (MUR). Students expecting to obtain their Master Degree by December 31, 2023 may also participate in this call.

Courses will start the first of January of each year.

Positions are supported by scholarships from the University of Padua, Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Students may spend part of their PhD abroad (up to 12 months) and their salary is increased by 50% for the period spent in foreign laboratories. Each PhD student’s research and didactic activity is closely followed by a Supervisor who is indicated by the Faculty Board. Students have a dedicated budget to be spent for participation to meetings and conferences in Italy and abroad.

A guide for International PhD applicants (prepared by Padua University) can be found here.

For any questions regarding the application procedure, please feel free to contact Marta Martini, secretary of the PhD Course (

For further information please click here:


Technical guidelines for the submission of the application form for PhD Courses, 39 th series - Download



Examinations are considered passed if the candidate obtains an equivalent to at least 7/10 (preselection: 28/40 and oral examination: 42/60).

Enter the password you received in the confirmation email when you submitted the application form in order to view the provisional ranking and the Summon of the oral examination.

The oral examination is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in RL Vallisneri classroom.

Oral Examination – ZOOM MEETING - Download

Ranking qualification - Download

Evaluation of the Qualifications_Marks- PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences  - Download

Oral Examination Results - Download