University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Call for Applications: 40th Cycle Research Doctoral Courses

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level PH.DResearch
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction EnglishItalian
  • Field of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity ID 79869
  • Funding Type Partially Funded
  • Duration 3 Years

Opportunity Description

The University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli announces the 40th cycle of Research Doctoral Courses. This prestigious institution invites applications for a variety of three-year PhD programs. These programs, subject to accreditation by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, offer opportunities in diverse fields across three doctoral schools: Human and Social Sciences, Polytechnics and Basic Sciences, and Life Sciences.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: July 2, 2024, at 2:00 PM (Italian time)
  • Start of courses: November 1, 2024
  • Funding Type: Scholarships and other funding opportunities
  • Host Institution: University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Graduates and professionals seeking doctoral education
  • Study Level: Doctoral (PhD)
  • Duration: Three years
  • Program Language: Italian and English
  • Host Country: Italy
  • Field:
    • Architecture and Cultural Heritage
    • Legal and Social Sciences for Innovation
    • Internationalization of Legal Systems and Fundamental Rights
    • Sciences of the Mind
    • History and the Transmission of Cultural Heritage
    • Environment, Comparative Law, and Transitions
    • Science and Engineering for the Environment and Sustainability
    • Industrial and Information Engineering
    • Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Applications
    • Design for Made in Italy: Identity, Innovation, and Sustainability
    • Technologies for Resilient Living Environments
    • Translational Medicine
    • Biochemical and Biotechnological Sciences
    • Biomolecular Sciences
    • Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences
    • Public Administration and Innovation for Disability and Social Inclusion
    • Public Health
    • Sciences of the Critical Area

Benefits and Financial Aids

Candidates can benefit from the program as follows:

  • Scholarships: Various types, including those restricted to specific topics or reserved for students with degrees from international universities
  • Additional Funding: Possible increases from additional financial resources such as NRRP, PON-RI, FSC, and POR Campania.
  • Reserved Scholarships: Available for candidates with international protection status.
  • Other Financial Aids: Potential funding from public and private entities.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet these general requirements:

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  • Applicants for PhD courses must have a master’s degree (Italian Decree 270/2004), a four-year university degree, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • Candidates obtaining the required qualification by October 31, 2024, may apply if they self-certify by this date.
  • All candidates’ self-certified declarations are subject to verification; false statements can lead to exclusion from the course and criminal liability.
  • International graduates with the required qualification (or in the process of obtaining it) can apply for reserved positions but not ordinary positions.
  • Foreign degrees must be translated and submitted online for eligibility assessment by the admissions committee.
  • Admission requires applying for a certificate of equivalence for a residence visa.
  • Scholarship holders from foreign states or international programs may be selected by international panels and are admitted by right upon passing selection tests.

Required Documents

Please submit these documents for your application:

  • Application Form completed and submitted electronically
  • Research Project not exceeding 800 words.
  • Identity Document: Colour copy of a valid identity document.
  • Degree Certificates: Including translations for degrees obtained abroad
  • Additional Documents: As specified in the individual course annexes

How to Apply?

  • Complete and submit via the PICA portal linked below
  • The application period opens on June 3, 2024, at 2:00 PM (Italian time) and closes on July 2, 2024, at 2:00 PM (Italian time).
  • Ensure to upload all required documents in PDF format.
  • Italian citizens must pay a EUR 30.00 participation fee using the pagoPA system (foreign citizens are exempt).


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Note: Applicants must complete their applications before the deadline to avoid technical issues.



Further details and information regarding this call are available on the University’s website.


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