Annual call

Come partecipare

Academic Year 2022/23

The PhD Degree is open to a limited number of students. The requirement is to pass a public selection process entailing the evaluation of academic qualifications, as well as of oral and/or written exams.

Call for application

file pdfCall 2022/2023 and Annex A
Issued with Rector’s Decree No. 257 of March, 29th 2022, modified with Rector's Decree No. 360 of April, 28th 2022 and with Rector's Decree No. 371 of May, 3rd 2022
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Some PhD programme foresee the admission qualification useful to participate in the Call within a period specified from the date of issue of the Call, which is March, 29th 2022.

The PhD Office has prepared a list of F.A.Q. to respond quickly to the frequent questions. If you need further assistance, please write an email to  phd.application@unive.it.

Candidates in possession of the following requirements, regardless of age or nationality, may apply to participate in the competition:

  • "Laurea specialistica" or "laurea magistrale" (second cycle degree);
  • or degree awarded under the system ("ordinamento") in place prior to the one introduced by Ministerial Decree (D.M.) no. 509 of 03 November 1999, amended by Ministerial Decree (D.M.) no. 270 of 22 October 2004;
  • or second-level academic qualification ("titoli accademici di secondo livello") awarded by institutions belonging to the AFAM ("Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale") sector;
  • or a Master's degree awarded abroad, recognised as such in advance solely for the purpose of admission to the competition. The foreign academic qualification must allows enrollment in a PhD programme in the country of achievement.

The information found in Attachment "A" determines the type of academic qualifications and any other requirements as stipulated by each PhD Programme.

Applications from students already enrolled in PhD Programmes of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice or, in case of Inter-University PhD programme, in the Universities affiliated will not be considered valid.

As indicated on the art. 3, clause 6 of the call, all PhD students are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level at the time of enrolment, except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently, but and not later than December 31st following the date of first enrollment, otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD programme.

Before the enrollment, the student can:

  • obtain a certificate from an official certifying body or a certificate from a university language training center included in the list displayed in the section recognized certifications
  • fall within one of the exemptions set out in the section case studies
  • support the B2 English language test at the CLA with the tariffs set by the CLA Board.

After the registration (and not later than December 31st following the date of enrollment), the student can:

  • support the B2 English language test, free of charge up to twice at the CLA
  • attend, within the limits of available seats, a course in the presence free under the regular schedule of the CLA; at the end of the course when there is scheduled a test that is equivalent to the B2 English language test. Additional courses will eventually be provided by the CLA for a fee
  • obtain a certificate from an official certifying body or a certificate from a university language training center included in the list displayed in the section recognized certifications.

For recognition, the certifications that will be delivered via email to   postlauream@unive.it; in case of certifications obtained at the CLA, the career will be automatically updated.

More information at B2 level of English language page.

Graduating students may also apply provided they obtain their degree by the date of enrolment in the PhD program. Candidates who do not obtain the qualification within the date will be excluded.

The official date of enrolment coincides with the date of payment of the stamp duty and the regional tax by the candidate. The winners will have to make the payment within three working days from the date of publication of the shortlist, which will be published with the schedule of examinations.

In case of waiver, the payment by the candidates interested in the scrolling of the shortlist must take place within three working days from the date of the communication sent by the Post Lauream Office.

By that date, the candidates who are preparing for a degree are requested to communicate the date of the attainment of the qualification to the Post Lauream Office by e-mail, to   postlauream@unive.it, presenting only the substitute declaration if Italian or EU citizens.

The University will exclude those candidate who do not communicate either the graduation date or the final mark within the limits laid down, or who submit uncompleted, incorrect or misdelivered statements.

 

The suitability of the foreign qualification is verified by the Admissions Committee according to regulations in force in Italy and in the Country where the qualification itself has been awarded, and while respecting the international agreements concerning the recognition of qualifications for further education.


Candidates who do not have Diploma Supplement (only for students who completed their university degree in EU countries), or certificate of equivalence of qualification issued by the competent Italian diplomatic authority in the country in which the qualification was obtained shall be admitted to the selection procedure conditionally and, if successful, must provide them during the online registration procedure or in any case by 31/12/2021, the Diploma supplement or, if the qualification had been obtained outside the European Union, a copy of the diploma, translated and legalized in Italian or English language, together with Declaration of Value ("Dichiarazione di valore in loco”) (The Declaration of Value is an official document issued by the Italian Embassy in the country in which the qualification was issued), prepared by the Italian diplomatic-consular Representation, that is located in the Country where the qualification was obtained.

Applicants must be in possession of a valid foreign academic qualification that allows enrollment in a PhD programme in the country of achievement.

  • Read carefully the Call for applications and the information about the PhD Programme for which you want to apply (Annex "A");
  • Check the admission requirements (art. 3) listed in the Call and in Annex "A";
  • If you have obtained a degree abroad, please refer to art. 4 of this Call or to the webpage concerning the admission requirements;
  • Make sure that you have the documents to be submitted online in the allowed format (PDF).

The application form must be completed exclusively online, before Friday, May 13th 2022, no later than 1 PM (Italian time), under penalty of exclusion.

To be considered valid, all candidates must submit their applications using the online procedure as referred to in the above paragraph.

Do not wait until the due date to apply! If you find you're missing some documents and have problems with internet connection you might not succeed in applying just in time. Even if you have to hand over any printed material, please, do it before the deadline: you may find a queue.

Incomplete applications, applications lacking the obligatory academic qualifications shall not be considered valid.

 

The submission of the application is in two steps, both mandatory to the proper participation in this tender (see also Article 6 paragraph 2 of the Call):

First Step

  • Registration on the university website; you will find all information about Registration and password recovery if you already have registrated at  Registration and password recovery page. WARNING: Do registration does not mean you have applied; To apply read Second Step (below).
  • TAX CODE:  tax code is an alphanumeric code that needs for italian fiscal purpose. It is not a problem if you have not an italian tax code: when you insert your personal data, the computer system will automatically calculate the tax code. Remind that code because you have to use the same on the second step of on line application.

Second Step

  • Access to the links for the PhD programme you want to partecipate.

If you need to apply for more PhDs, you need to do more separate applications accessing different links indicated in the notice and filling in all the fields whenever.

WARNING: Candidates who wish to apply for the PhDs programme divided into curriculum, may apply for only one curriculum in the PhD.

IMPORTANT WARNING:  The application code will be used to identify the candidate during the various stages of the selection process (evaluation of qualifications and tests). It will published  name and surname only of successfull and eligible candidates on the University website.

Be sure to complete the online application: your application will be fulfilled after receive an email with a receipt with code candidate's application (if you do not receive the email, check your junk mail box / Spam, might be over there). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

In the email is also shown the link from where you can access the application to consult / modify it using your tax code and the code assigned, always within the deadline stipulated by the call.

 

Here you can find the list of PhD Programmes with indication of positions available for Academic Year 2022/23 (38th cycle), with scholarships and scholarships bound to specific research topics.

More details on constraints, obligations and requirements for each scholarship can be found in Annex A to the Call.

Scholarship Positions: 9
of which:

  • 3 funded by the University of Trieste
  • 3 funded by the University of Udine

Scholarship Positions: 5
of which:

  • 2 on transcultural research topics (such as Global Studies, or historical, religious, artistic, archaeological, literary, linguistic, sociological, anthropological, philosophical contexts, etc. relating to one or more of the languages listed on Annex A)

Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 3

  • 2 reserved to scholarship holders of China Scholarship Council – CSC
  • 1 reserved to scholarship holders of Soochow University (China)

Scholarship Positions: 6
of which:

  • 1 bound to the topic of “Cybersecurity” in the framework of the PhD Programme in partnership with the Masarykova Univerzita (Czech Republic)
  • 1 bound to the topic: “Deep learning techniques for next generation context-aware recommendation and search systems” funded by Institute of information science and technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI) of the National Research Council - CNR (headquarter Pisa)

Scholarship Positions: 6
of which

  • 1 bound to the topic "Digitalization for climate-resilient households. Advancing empirical evidence of home energy innovation in Italy”
  • 1 bound to the topic: “Economics and Risk Analystics for Public Policies”

Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1

Scholarship Positions: 10
of which:

  • 1 bound to the topic “Strategic planning of green infrastructures (EU Strategy on Green Infrastructure) in urban areas: an implementation to the Municipality of Cartigliano (VI)"
  • 1 bound to the topic “Sustainable synthesis of bio-based (macro)molecules from biomass”
  • 1 bound to the topic “Modelling dispersion and fate of priority and emerging contaminants in the Northern Adriatic Sea”
  • 1 bound to the topic “Long term monitoring of the Western Mediterranean water masses using autonomous vehicles”
  • 2 bound to the topic “Identification of anthropogenic and environmental features from remote sensing imagery supported by AI” funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology
  • 1 bound to the topic “Life cycle safety and sustainability assessment of innovative solutions for art restoration” funded by European Project GREENART – GREen ENdeavor in Art ResToration (Grant Agreement number: 101060941 — GREENART — Call: HORIZON-CL2-2021-HERITAGE-01-01, prof. Elena Semezin)

Scholarship Positions: 4
of which 1 bound to the topic "Lebanon's Art World at Home and Abroad" funded by ERC project Orient Institut Beirut, Max Weber Foundation, Bonn (ERC 850760 LAWHA Lebanon's Art World at Home and Abroad, CUP H79C20000810006, PI Prof. ​Nadia von Maltzahn)

    Scholarship Positions: 4
    of which 1 bound to the International PhD Programme with the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)

      Scholarship Positions: 7

      of which 1 bound to research topic "Big data and law"

      Scholarship Positions: 5

      of which 1 bound to the topic "Business administration and management" in the framework of the International PhD Programme with SKEMA Business School (France)

      Scholarship Positions: 6
      of which:

      • 1 in partnership with Sorbonne Université (France)
      • 1 in partnership with Univerza Na Primorskem/University of Primorska (Slovenia)
      • 1 bound to the topic “The role of cultural categories in language and school education: a case study in the schools of Prato”
      • 1 bound to the topic “Accessibility in institutional tourism communication of destination Italy" (PRIN Project CUP H73C20000130001 - prof. Mirella Agorni)

      Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 2
      of which 1 reserved to scholarship holders of Soochow University (China)

      Scholarship Positions: 4
      of which 1 bound to research topic for the Philosophy Curriculum in the framework of the International PhD Programme with Université Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne, France

      Scholarship Positions: 6 (*)
      of which:

      • 2 on research topic related to the "National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA)" and 1 on research topic concerning the "Arctic Research Program (PRA)" (*) subject to the completion of the agreement with the University
      • 1 bound to the topic “Oceanography of the Polar seas” funded by Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS

      Scholarship Positions: 6

      of which 2 funded by Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici – CMCC

      Scholarship Positions: 5
      of which:

      • 1 bound to the topic of "Biomolecular and Material Science and Technology" in the framework of the International PhD Programme with the Kyoto Institute of Technology - KIT (Japan)
      • 1 bound to the topic “Ancient Metals” funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology, in the frame of the research topic “Science and protective coatings for Cultural Heritage”



      PhD Inter-University Programmes administered by other Universities

      On University of Trieste website you will find information about Call for Application for a.y. 2022/23.

      On University of Padua website you will find information on Call for Application for a.y. 2022/2023.

      As provided for the art. 5 of the call for application, it is necessay to enclose the following documents to the application form in order to participate in the competition:

      • curriculum vitae et studiorum (European format);
      • PhD proposal research;
      • abstract of the Master's degree thesis (10.000 characters including spaces);
      • transcript certificate of the Master's degree awarded with the list of exams taken with grades;

      It's also necessary to enclose:

      • a valid copy of a non expired identity document

      In the Annex "A" of the call, please see other mandatory and optional qualifications provided for each PhD programme.

      The qualifications and publications required by the forms included with this call for applications (Annex "A") must be attached to the online application form in a PDF format and enclosed with files not larger than 10 MB.
      You may also add, delete or modify the attached documents after completion of the online application, on condition that you do so by 1.00 PM on Friday, May 13th 2022.
      Other way attachments delivery will not be considered.

      Pursuant to Presidential Decree (D.P.R.)  no. 445 of 28 December 2000, as amended by article 15, paragraph 1, of Law no. 183 of 12th November 2011, Italian and European citizens are required to submit only a self-declaration with regard to the following personal statuses and details, as certified by Public Administrations, specified in this call for applications and the accompanying forms (Annex "A").All documents must be written preferably in Italian or English, or translated into Italian or English by and under the responsibility of the candidates, with the exception of the documentation relating to the qualification that allows access to the Doctorate (see art.4 of the Call).

      Only for PhD Programmes in Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics, Ancient Heritage and Asian and African Studies

      As foreseen in Annex A of the Call, the PhD programme above require candidates to declare their knowledge of one or more foreign languages, in addition to English.
      In order to be able with this request, it is necessary to indicate these languages in the appropriate Languages field, which can be found in the online application or attach a special declaration among the optional documentation.
      Next you find the format that can be used for this purpose.

       

      Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states

      In the case of applicant with scholarship holders of foreign states, he/she must accompany the application with specific statement, as in the attached format, in the section Optional qualifications.

      To enroll, winner will have to send to PostLauream Office via e-mail  postlauream@unive.it a specific declaration by Scholarship's owner.

      Reference letters

      As far as reference letters are concerned, candidates must ask academics/scientists to submit the letters by means of an online procedure (maximum number of two).

      To enable this procedure, when compiling their application, candidates must enter the email addresses of the academics/scientists concerned who will receive an email with instructions explaining how to upload their letters. Candidates will receive an email informing them that the letter has been uploaded although these letters may only be viewed by the Administration of PhD Office and the Admissions Committee.

      Academics, scientists must upload their letters before the application deadline (May, 13th 2022, 1 PM.).

      Candidates must not upload reference letters, but they must only indicate the email tof the academis/other experts.

      We will not allow other forms of sending letters.

      Below you will find the indications on the compilation of the research proposal divided for each PhD Programme.

      The PhD Office has no other indications other than these published and provided to us by the individual PhD Programmes, to which we invite the candidates to contact for any clarifications.

      The reserch proposal (maximum 17,000 characters including spaces) must contain:

      • name of the candidate, title of the project, state of the art (max. 3,500 characters including spaces);
      • description of the reserach (maximum 13,500 characters including spaces, including bibliography) that must focus on a topic related to the "Research Topics" of the PhD Programme indicated in the appropriate section of the annex "A" of the call for application

      Research proposal, in Italian or English language, of about 2000 words (excluding the bibliography), addressing:

      1. topic and state-of-the-art,
      2. main research question,
      3. theoretical and methodological basis,
      4. planned work steps,
      5. expected results and relevance

      The proposal should be structured as follows: project title and name of applicant, abstract (max. 1000 characters including spaces), state of the art and references (max. 4000 characters including spaces), project description including goals and methodologies (max. 5000 characters including spaces).

      It requires a well-argued and concise description of research proposal: max 10000 characters, including spaces, containing information on:

      1. scope and objectives of the research
      2. state of the art research
      3. survey methodologies proposed
      4. results expected
      5. bibliography

       

      Applicants are required to submit a research proposal, written in English (with a maximum of 10.000 characters, including spaces). The proposal must indicate the research question, the state of the art of relevant literature on the proposed topic and the main contribution of the project in theoretical and empirical terms.

      Research proposal, written in Italian or English or French or Spanish or German, with a maximum length of 7 folders max. 2000 characters including spaces each folder (excluding the bibliography).

        The proposal must include:

        1. the title of the project;
        2. state of the art and literature summary (max. 5.000 characters including spaces);
        3. the project description, which must cover a topic related to the Research Topics indicated in the Annex "A" of the call for application or between the themes of topic-specific scholarship, with indication of the objectives and methodology of research (max. 10.000 characters including spaces);
        4. work plan for each of the three years of the PhD programme (max. 3000 characters).

          Applicants are required to present a short research proposal about the topic concerning the themes of the doctorate as indicated in the special sections of the Annex "A" of the call for application, including those referring to the scholarships financed by external institutions. In particular, the proposal, with a maximum of 10,000 characters including spaces, must indicate the proposed theme which should focus on the European right, the state of the art, the objectives and research methodology, the expected results with indication of the main contribution of the project from a theoretical and practical point of view, and an essential bibliography. The project presented, necessary for the selection, will not necessarily be the one developed by the candidate during the PhD.

          Applicants are required to submit a short research proposal on a topic pertaining to the PhD themes indicated in the appropriate sections of Annex "A" of the call for application. In particular, the proposal, written in English (for a total of 10,000 characters maximum, including spaces), must indicate the subject, the state of the art research on the proposed topic, the objectives, the research methodology and the main contribution of the project in theoretical and empirical terms.

          Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies Curriculum: Research proposal in Italian with bibliography raisonne. Maximum of 15.000 characters, including spaces and bibliography raisonne excluded. Foreign candidates can also use English as a vehicular language. In that case, the oral exam will assess the knowledge of the Italian language.

          Linguistics Curriculum:  Text, in Italian or English language, of about 2500 words in which the candidate clearly defines the scope of the research, the objectives and the methodology he/she intends to use. The text will be accompanied by appropriate bibliographic references

          Philosophy Curriculum: Research proposal (of maximum 20.000 characters, including spaces, 1,5 spaced, language: Italian or English); A survey of the state of researches and a final bibliography is required (final bibliography is exclused from 20.000 characters).

          Educational Sciences Curriculum: Research proposal (of maximum 25.000 characters, including spaces, 1.5 spaced, language: Italian or English; abstract and relevant and updated bibliography).

          Candidates must develop a research proposal (up to 10.000 characters, including spaces, in English), in the range of the themes listed in Annex A of the Call for Application through analytical, numerical and value judgment.

          Research methods and approaches can be inter and multi-disciplinary.

          The proposal must refer to the research instruments to employ, for instance environmental data analysis methods, models for the numerical simulation of atmospheric and/or pelagic processes in polar areas and altitude, techniques for the analysis of the model results, instruments for the comprehension and management of environmental impacts in polar areas, climate and paleoclimate studies.

          The presented project, necessary to the aims of the selection, might change during the graduate course.

          Candidates must develop a research proposal (up to 10.000 characters, including spaces, in English), in the range of the themes listed in Annex A of the Call for Application through analytical, numerical, value judgment and planning approaches. Research methods and approaches can be inter-disciplinary. The proposal must refer to the research instruments to employ, for instance environmental data analysis methods, models for the numerical simulation of atmospheric and/or pelagic processes, techniques for the analysis of the model results, instruments for the comprehension and management of environmental impacts and for the analysis of climate control policy analysis. The presented project, necessary to the aims of the selection, might change during the graduate course.

          A brief and well-reasoned description of the research proposal (in Italian or in English) is required, concerning one of the themes in which the PhD programme is organized. The proposal must not exceed 10000 characters (spaces included) and must contain:

          1. topic and state-of-the-art
          2. main research question
          3. theoretical and methodological basis
          4. planned work steps
          5. expected results and relevance
          6. bibliography

          The online publication of the schedule of selections has full notification value for the purpose of calling candidates who will be admitted to the oral test.

          With the publication of the results of the evaluation of the qualifications (or written test), the times of the interviews will be communicated. The interviews could, based on the number of candidates admitted to the oral exams, continue over the following days.

          The candidate must be available, on the day and at the time established by the Admissions Committee., showing the valid ID document uploaded during application.

          Schedule of Selections

          Examination Boards and Final Results

          Here you can find the compositions of the Examination Board.

          As soon as available, according to the schedule indicated in the Schedule file selections, you will find here the results of the tests and the final list of the PhD programmes.

          Here you can find further information on written examination for the PhD Programme in Ancient Heritage Studies.

          Last update: 27/09/2022