PhD Degrees

PhD Degrees


Call for application cycle 40

The applications are closed. All results will be published, according to the schedule, on the page Selections.

National Doctoral Degree Programmes to which Ca' Foscari adheres

Ca' Foscari adheres to 13 DIN, more information is available on the page National Doctoral Degree Programmes.

What is PhD degree

Educational Aims: the PhD Degree provides the necessary skills for taking part in world-class quality research within private and public institutions as well as within freelancing, as such contributing to the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area (Ministerial Decree 45/2013). The educational course consists of planning and developing a research project, both through advanced learning programmes and individual work, with the possibility of cultural exchange. The course requires the completion of a thesis using a scientifically based approach.

Duration: minimun 3 years

Admission Requirements: Masters degree or other study qualification which is recognised as being equivalent.  For certain PhD Programmes additional requirements may be called for – a degree qualification with a specific focus, for example; it is therefore necessary to read the application carefully. English knowledge at B2 level mimimun is also required.

How to be admitted: 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. In the Annual Call for application, usually out in Spring, is indicated all requirements

Final Exam and Academic Qualification: the training course ends with the completion of a doctoral thesis conducted with scientific method. By passing the final exam, which consists of the discussion of the thesis, it is awarded the Ph.D. title (in Italian: 'Dottore di ricerca')