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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

International PhD applicants

At unibz, PhD students can rely on excellent services and individual tutoring. Our academic staff is composed of researchers from more than 50 different countries and also our PhD students come from more than 50 countries.

Qualifications required

In order to gain admission to a PhD programme at unibz, you need to take part in a public competition.

Anyone can apply to take part in the competition to study for a PhD here; however, you will need to belong to these categories:

  • you need to have obtained a master’s degree (either a 'laurea specialistica' DM n. 509/1999 or a laurea magistrale DM n. 270/2004); or a degree of the former Italian university framework (vecchio ordinamento); or an equivalent university qualification obtained from a foreign university;
  • you will need to have obtained one of the titles mentioned above by 31 October of every year. In that case, applicants will be allowed to take part in the selection subject to the condition that they submit their qualification by the deadline established for enrolment, otherwise their application will be rejected.

Information based on your Nationality

In order to gain admission as an international PhD applicant, you will have to follow different procedures according to your nationality:

Information for EU and EEA citizens

Information for German and Austrian citizens