Applications for the competition for admission to Ph.D. programmes – academic year 2023/2024 – XXXIX Cicle – University of Pisa: The course lasts three years (from 1st November 2023 to 31st October 2026) with a final thesis. Over 168 merit-based doctoral positions with grant will be awarded.

The deadline for submission of application forms is on the 07/08/2023 h 13.00 (Italian Time). The scholarships awarded to the best doctoral candidates will have a duration of three years. The grant will yearly confirmed after evaluation by the PhD Council of the PhD Student research path.

Research Field: Agricultural sciences,  Architecture Astronomy, Biological sciences, Chemistry, Computer science, Cultural studies, Economics,  Engineering, Environmental science, History,  Information science, Literature, Mathematics, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Physics, Technology, Other.

Agriculture, Food and Environment – Analysis and Control of Structures and Infrastructural Works – Industrial Phd Programme with Scuola Superiore S. Anna di Pisa, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. e Autostrada dei Fiori S.p.A.

– Artificial Intelligence – National PhD with CNR-ISTI, CNR-IIT, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Università di Siena, Università di Trento, Università degli Studi Di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Università di Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Scuola IMT “Alti Studi” di Lucca, Gran Sasso Institute, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare – INFN, Università Degli Studi Dell’Aquila, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Università degli Studi Di Messina, CNR-ILC;

– Biology
– Chemistry and Materials Science
– Classical Studies and Archaeology –
Programme joint with University of Firenze and University of Siena
– Computer Science – PhD Programme joint with University of Florence, University of Siena, University of Pisa
– Business Administration and Management –
PhD Programme joint with University of Florence, University of Siena, University of Pisa
– Geosciences and Environment
– Industrial Engineering
– Information Engineering
– Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction engineering
– Mathematics
– Philosophy –
PhD Programme joint with the University of Florence, University of Pisa – Leading institution: University of Pisa
– Physics –
PhD Programme with the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
Smart IndustryPhD Programme joint with University of Florence and University of Siena

Deadline: August 7, 2023 h 13:00 (Italy Time)

How to apply:

Please carefully read the call for application before starting the procedure (see the PDF annexed at the bottom of the page). The application procedure requires following steps:

register your personal data on . Please note that if you have previously registered on Unipi website, you should skip directly to the next step;

Submit your online application on by entering the data requested during the online procedure.
The following documents should be uploaded:

• your curriculum vitae and any other relevant documentation
• your research project (only if required by the call annexed at the bottom of the page)
Non-compliance with the curriculum and/or the research project uploading will not give rise to exclusion. The candidate should submit separate curricula for each PhD Programme application. The sole curriculum uploading does not represent the application submission.
• your qualification with the relevant documents referred to in Article 3 of the call (only for candidates with a foreign qualification)
During the online application, the referees and their contact details (email address and phone number) should be specified (only if required by the call annexed at the bottom of the page)

Fee payment of 30,00 euro by August 7, h 23:59 (Italy Time) on Pago PA system which is accessible at the end of the online procedure. If a PhD Programme has more than one call, only one fee is due and will be valid for all the calls the same PhD programme.

If the application fee payment has been made but not completed yet within the deadline, the candidate will be tentatively admitted pending payment verification. If the payment of the fee is made but is not registered, the candidate will be tentatively admitted pending payment verification. The competition fee cannot be refunded except in the case in which the competition tests cannot be carried out for the reasons indicated in paragraph 2 of article 1 of the competition notice.

 submission final receipt should be printed and kept to certify the correct online registration to be kept as this, in addition to constituting proof of registration in the competition, also reports a “numero di prematricola” (pre-registration number) which will be essential to view the evaluation anonymously of the curriculum and the results of the written test (if any).

For assistance: email:


Call for applicationAnnexes (Detailed forms for each programme with the number of available places, grants details, selection procedures)

Attachment 1 – Self-certification of degree diploma -available in rtf format and pdf format

Attachment 2 – available in rtf format and pdf format Practical guide to filling in the application form Information under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament (GDPR)

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