Call for admission to the PhD Courses 2022/23

Application deadline: May 13th 2022 - 1 pm (CEST)

Detailed information regarding the next cycle of admission (38th Cycle) – is available at this link (University of Padua call announcement) 

Please be sure to download the specific sub-part of the call dedicated to the PhD Course in Biomedical Sciences (#4 in the Course list), see here.

This year, we are proud to announce that we have a total of 14 positions available for motivated PhD students from Italy and abroad.

Here is the link to the online application:

A guide for International PhD applicants (prepared by Padua University) can be found here.

The Course has a duration of 3 years. Applicants should hold a Master Degree (Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale or Diploma di Laurea - vecchio ordinamento) issued in Italy, or an academic qualification of equivalent level issued by a foreign University and recognized by the Italian Ministry of University (MUR). Students expecting to obtain their Master Degree by September 30, 2022 may also participate in this call.

Courses typically start the first of October of each year. Positions are supported by scholarships from the University of Padua, Department of Biomedical Sciences, VIMM (VENETO INSTITUTE MOLECULAR MEDICINE), IRP (Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Città della Speranza). A few positions each year (research-bonded projects, “borse a tema vincolato” in Italian) are supported by grants from the Faculty. Students may spend part of their PhD abroad (up to 12 months) and their salary is increased by 50% for the period spent in foreign laboratories. Each PhD student’s research and didactic activity is closely followed by a Supervisor who is indicated by the Faculty Board. Students have a dedicated budget to be spent for participation to meetings and conferences in Italy and abroad.

For any questions regarding the application procedure, please feel free to contact Marta Martini, secretary of the PhD Course ( or the Course Coordinator, Fabio Di Lisa (fabio.dilisa(at)

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Examinations is considered passed if the candidate obtains equivalent to al least 7/10 (28/40 and 42/60).

Enter the password you received in the confirmation email when you submitted the application form in order to view the Schedule of the oral examination.

Candidates who will take the oral examination  IN PRESENCE, are summoned on 06 JUNE, 09:00 am in Aula 2C, COMPLESSO DIDATTICO DI BIOMEDICINA FIORE DI BOTTA, Via del Pescarotto, 8, 35131 Padova (PD).

Candidates who will take the oral examination REMOTELY, using the videoconferencing equipment ZOOM, must guarantee that they will use a webcam in order for them to  be correctly identified by the Selection Committee and that they will connect on the day of the oral examination.

For identification purposes, and under penalty of exclusion from the selection process, candidates are required to identify themselves showing the same identity document already sent as an attachment to the application, before the start of their oral exam.
Failure to connect or be reachable on the day and at the time agreed, or  failure to show a valid identity document pursuant to the previous paragraph, may result in exclusion from the selection process.
The University of Padova shall accept no responsibility for any technical issues that may prevent the oral examination from being correctly carried out.

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