About University of Palermo: The University of Palermo is situated in the city of Palermo – the capital city of Sicily which is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The University of Palermo is a public research organization covering several main fields of study fostering an interdisciplinary approach.

The structures include: 16 Departments, 1 School of Medicine, 21 libraries, 3 decentralised premises (Agrigento, Trapani, Caltanissetta), the Museum System, the Language Centre, the Italian school for foreign students, the Guidance Centre. It boasts 144 degree courses 40 master courses, 29 specialization schools, 23 PhD programmes.

The southernmost region of Italy boasts seven world heritage sites: the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, the stunning Aeolian Islands, the late-baroque cities of the Val di Noto, Syracuse and Pantalica, the Mount Etna volcano and the latest gem added was the Arab-Norman itinerary of Palermo,

Research is thriving across disciplines, raising more than EUR 20 million each year from the European Commission, the National and Regional Governments. QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Call for applications for access to PhD courses, cycle 39°, A.Y. 2023/2024. University of Palermo:

  • Deadline: 17 August 2023 at 11:59:59 pm (Italian time) (deadline extended)
  • Oral exam period: 1 September 2023 – 22 September 2023
  • Interviews period: 2023, 1st September – 2023, 22nd September


Call for application – EN

Application guide

PhD courses annexes 1-31 (updated on 2023.07.18) 

Annexes  A, B, C, D

PNRR – Home Page

PNRR – Piano

DM 117/2023

DM 118/2023

Unipa’s PhD Rules

[2023.07.18] 1) Updated PhD sheets n  3, 7, 9 10, 14, 23 29; 2) Updated table of Phd course in the Call for application. Online Application form

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