Ca’ Foscari's PhD programmes: the 2022/2023 call for applications is online


The call will be open until May 13, 2022 at 1 p.m. Applicants can choose among 14 PhD programmes, with 83 scholarships being offered by the university thanks to competitive funding and partnerships with other institutions, research centres and projects. 

All of Ca’ Foscari’s PhD programmes have an international outreach due to their scientific import, the interdisciplinarity of their research, and their openness to other Italian and international universities. 

According to Professor Patrick Heinrich, Delegate for PhDs, “This openness is, on the one hand, among subjects, departments, universities and countries. On the other hand, it is between the university and the non-academic world, thanks to collaborative PhDs. The initiatives funded by the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the PhD reform further promote this type of collaboration with companies, which can fund PhD scholarships on topics that are crucial to innovation. There is openness to the future of PhDs and there is no turning back.” 

The call is open for the following 14 PhD programmes:

  • Law, Market and Person

  • Economics

  • Philosophy and Educational Sciences in partnership with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

  • Computer Science in partnership with Masarykova Univerzita, Czeck Republic

  • Italian Studies in partnership with Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

  • Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics in partnership with Sorbonne Université, France and with Univerza na Primorskem/University of Primorska, Slovenia

  • Management in partnership with SKEMA Business School, France

  • Science and Management of Climate Change in partnership with Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change –CMCC

  • Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials in partnership with Kyoto Institute of Technology – KIT, Japan and with Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT - Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology

  • Environmental Sciences in partnership with Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT – Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology

  • Ancient Heritage Studies in partnership with University of Trieste and University of Udine

  • Polar Sciences in partnership with National Research Council – CNR and with Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS - National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics

  • History of the Arts

  • Asian and African Studies in partnership with Heidelberg Universität, Germany

Moreover, Ca’ Foscari participates as a partner in two Inter-University PhD programmes managed by other universities, with 7 scholarships available:

  • Chemistry, Inter-University PhD in partnership with the University of Trieste

  • Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies, Inter-University PhD in partnership with the University of Padova

Call for applications and information: