About Università degli Studi di Udine: The University of Udine is a university in the city of Udine, Italy, founded in 1978. The University is actively involved in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the European Union, Australia and Canada, and is currently engaged in close collaboration with several universities from Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries. Moreover, the University participates in many research projects at national and international level. The present number of students enrolled at the University is approximate 17,000.

Call for Applications for the admission to the PhD programmes of the University of Udine in the Academic Year 2022/2023, 38th cycle (D.R. 1452/2022): Call for Applications for the admission to the PhD programmes (38° Cycle) – November 2022:

Ph.D. programmes of the University of Udine: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Industrial and Information Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology, Lingustics and Literature. Ph.D. call for applications, Decree of the Rector n°. 1452/2022

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Applicants of any nationality may apply for the competition if they have one of the following academic degrees at the expiration date of the call:
    a) “Laurea Specialistica” or “Laurea Magistrale” or “Laurea vecchio ordinamento1” or second level academic degree comparable to them;
    b) foreign degree, issued by a foreign official institution, comparable in duration and level2 to the degrees referred to in letter a), and in the foreign system allows the admission to PhD programmes.
    Tables 1-4 specify for each PhD programme the type of degree required for participation in the competition and any additional requirements.
  2. Applicants can participate in the competition, if they obtain their degree referred to paragraph 1 by December 31, 2022. Applicants who do not obtain the degree by December 31, 2022, will be excluded. If applicants with the degree not yet obtained appear to be winners, they will be admitted and enrolled with reserve. They must certify their graduation in accordance with the procedure indicated in art. 5 paragraph 5 no later than December 31, 2022.
  3. All applicants are admitted to the competition on the condition that they meet the requirements of the Call. The University reserves the right to carry out sample checks3 and it may exclude applicants at any time from the selection process if they fail to meet the requirements as set out in the present article, even after the PhD programmes have already begun.

DEGREE OBTAINED ABROAD:

The suitability of the foreign degree is assessed by the Selection Committee (art. 7) for the only purpose of participating in the competition and the enrolment in the PhD programme in accordance with:
 the current legislation in Italy and in the country where the degree was issued;
 treaties or international agreements on recognition of the degrees for further studies.

The Selection Committee assesses the suitability of the foreign degree on the basis of the documentation attached through the online application for the admission to the competition (articles 5 and 6). The Selection Committee may, therefore, exclude the applicant whenever the documentation submitted does not provide sufficient evidence for the evaluation. Therefore applicants must attach all the documents in their possession relating to the degree held, in order to provide sufficient elements for the assessment to the Selection Committee.

  1. Applicants with a degree obtained in a foreign university, if winners of the competition, must submit during the enrolment procedure (if they have not already submitted it during the online application), under penalty of exclusion from the PhD programme:
    For foreign degrees issued in a UE country:
    Diploma Supplement in English.
    For foreign degrees issued in an EXTRA UE country, one of these options:
  • Declaration of Local Value of the degree and the certificate regarding the degree with exams and grades. The certificate in a language different than Italian or English must be accompanied by the translation in one of the two languages mentioned (the translation must be legalized by the diplomatic-consular competent authority or certified by an Italian Court).
  • “Statement of comparability – CIMEA” issued.
    If the Diploma Supplement or the Declaration of Local Value/Statement of comparability is not available by the enrolment procedure, the applicant must demonstrate having made a request by that date and submit it as soon as possible.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

  1. Scholarships are regular or linked to specific research programs or to specific financial funds.
  2. Scholarships are awarded in accordance with art.10. The scholarship begins from January 1, 2023.
  3. The scholarships have a duration of three years, subject to the provisions of art. 20 p. 2 and art. 25 of the Internal Regulations for the PhD Programmes. Scholarships are renewed annually on
  4. condition that the PhD student has completed the program of planned activities, as verified by the Teaching Board.
  5. The annual gross amount of the scholarship is specified in Tables 1-4 and is subject to the social security tax (INPS a gestione separata). The scholarship is paid on monthly basis in the following month. The amount of the scholarship is increased for research activities abroad by a maximum of 50% for a total period specified in Tables 1-4, unless additional financial resources are available. In any case, the increase is only due to periods of continuous stay and longer than 30 days.
  6. The scholarship cannot be allocated to those who have already received a scholarship to attend another PhD programme or an equivalent programme.
  7. The scholarship cannot be combined with research grants or other scholarships awarded for any purpose, except for those awarded by national or foreign institutions useful to integrate the abroad research activity of the PhD students. Further incompatibilities are defined by the Internal Regulation for the PhD programmes.
  8. Scholarships funded by “external institutions” and associated locations are awarded upon the successful completion of the conditions set out in the act that regulates its funding or the issuing of the decree granting the funds.


ADMISSION TO THE PhD PROGRAMME:

  1. Applicants are admitted to each PhD programme according to the final ranking list order and in accordance with the provisions contained in this article.
  2. The positions with scholarship are awarded to eligible applicants as stated below:
    a) Scholarships referred to specific research programs funded by “external institution” or by associated locations are awarded according to the final ranking list and the number of positions available. Applicant is suitable if he has expressed interest during the oral examination and if the Selection Committee expresses the assessment about the adequacy of applicant’s qualifications and curriculum with the research topics and the scholarship features;
    b) PhD scholarships funded by the University of Udine or by associated locations, not referred to specific research programs, are awarded according to the final ranking list and the number of positions available.
    2.1 If the suitable applicant is in a position useful for both types of scholarships, the Selection Committee specifies an order of priority to assign the scholarships taking into account the evaluation.
    2.2 The non-allocation of scholarships in point a) and b) involves a reduction in the number of the positions with scholarship.
    2.3 In case of equal final score and equal requirements, the preference criteria to award positions with scholarship is the economic condition of the applicant’s family nucleus6.
  3. The positions without scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants as stated below:
    a) positions without scholarship “referred to specific curricula” according to the final ranking list and the number of available positions, taking into account the curricula selected by the applicant;
    b) positions without scholarship “with no specification” according to the final ranking list and the number of available positions.
    The allocation of positions without scholarships in letter a) precedes, according to the final ranking list, those in letter b).
    3.1. In case of equal final score in the final ranking list, the preference criteria to award positions without scholarship is the youngest applicant; in case of equal final score and equal age, the priority is given to the applicant with the highest degree mark.
  4. Applicants in art. 9, paragraph 1, if eligible, are admitted to each PhD programme according to their position on the final ranking list and the number of available reserved positions.
  5. In the case of useful placement in more final ranking lists referred to different PhD programmes, the applicant must enrol in only one PhD programme.
    Art. 11 – ENROLMENT
  6. Successful applicants must enrol using the appropriate online procedure, under penalty of exclusion, within the deadlines and in the manner communicated by email (art. 2 paragraph 7).
  7. Enrolment to the PhD programme is subject to the payment of the amount specified in art. 14 under penalty of exclusion from the programme.
  8. The amount as paragraph 2 is not refundable for any reason and the payment must be made via PagoPA service using one of the following options:
  • direct access from Esse3 to one of the payment methods available in PagoPA using the data contained in the “Avviso di pagamento” (notice of Payment) issued at the end of the online application (accessing to “Student Administration Office/Payments” in the personal area of Esse3);
  • payment at bank branches and receivers authorized to pay via PagoPA showing the “Avviso di pagamento” (notice of Payment) issued at the end of the online application (accessing to “Student Administration Office/Payments” in the personal area of Esse3);
  • from your account with online services (if activated by the bank) or with credit card or prepaid card with IBAN. For payments by credit or prepaid card refer to the circuit related to the card, NOT to the bank issuing the card. You need to print or save the “Avviso di pagamento” (notice of Payment) to have the data required to make the payment.
    Applicants who are abroad and don’t have an Italian current account can exceptionally make the payment on the bank account of the University of Udine at INTESA SANPAOLO: IT59A0306912344100000046097 SWIFT/BIC BCITITMM reason for payment “Enrolment in PhD programme”.
  1. Applicants must attach in electronic format the following documents in order to complete the enrolment:
  • a passport photo (.jpeg format);
  • a copy of a valid identity document (.pdf format);
  • a copy of the Tax Identification Number, if available (.pdf format);
  • the receipt of payment according to art. 14 (only if the payment is made on the bank account);
  • the form of bank details (.pdf format);
  • documents as art. 4, for applicants with degree obtained abroad (.pdf format);
  • other documents if required by the University of Udine (.pdf format).
  1. The amount paid is not refundable for any reason.
  2. Admitted applicants without scholarship must enrol in the programme by the deadline as detailed in paragraph 1, if they are interested in any replacements for positions with scholarship as a result of a waiver.
  3. Non UE Citizens must comply with the rules on visas and residence permits. A copy of the residence permit or – pending the release – the receipt of the application for the residence permit must be submitted to Area Servizi per la Ricerca – Ufficio Formazione per la Ricerca, via Mantica, 31 – 33100 Udine.
  4. The university administration assumes no liability for loss of communications due to any errors that cannot be attributed to it.
    Art. 12 – REPLACEMENTS
  5. Applicants who do not enrol within the deadlines (art. 11) are considered to have withdrawn. The positions that have become available, are assigned to other applicants according to the final ranking list, taking into account art. 10.
  6. The list of replacement applicants is posted on the official register and on the PhD website of the University of Udine.
  7. The replacement applicants must enrol within the deadlines and in the manner communicated by email (art. 2 paraghraph 7), under penality of exclusion from the programme.
  8. Any further replacements positions will be communicated directly to the relevant applicants.

Application opening: November 21, 2022 at 02.00 p.m. (Italian time)
Deadline: December 12, 2022 at 02.00 p.m. (Italian time)

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1. Application forms

Research project (use the project form related to your Ph.D. course)

Annexes:

2. Time-table

In this space are published, for each Ph.D. Programme, the publication date of titles evaluation results, the date of examination(s), the publication date of admitted applicants’ list to the examination(s), as well as the admitted applicants’ list to the examination(s) and the final ranking lists.

    • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence : 
        • List of admitted applicants to the oral exam posted by December 16, 2022 
        • Oral exam: December 21, 2022, at 11.30 a.m. (Italian time)
        • Final ranking list posted by December 22, 2022
    • Industrial and Information Engineering :
        • List of admitted applicants to the oral exam posted by December 16, 2022
        • Oral exam: December 19, 2022, at 03.00 p.m. (Italian time) 
        • Final ranking list posted by december 22, 2022
    • Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology:;
        • List of admitted applicants to the oral exam posted by December 16, 2022
        • Oral exam: December 19, 2022, at 02.00 p.m. (Italian time)
        • Final ranking list posted by December 22, 2022
    • Lingustics and Literature :
      • List of admitted applicants to the oral exam posted by December 16, 2022
      • Oral exam: December 21, 2021, at 02.30 p.m. (Italian time)
      • Final ranking list posted by December 22, 2022

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