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PhD Programs

PhD graduation ceremony, 2014


The PhD Program is a III level study program open to holders of II level degrees (Master of Science degree or similar academic qualification awarded in non-Italian universities and considered equivalent in terms of duration, level and field of study). Upon conclusion of the educational and research prospectus, after passing the final exam, the title of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded.


It is a 3-year Program (minimum) which aims to provide the necessary skills to practice higher education research activities in public and private institutions, as well as the qualifications to practice as a self-employed professional, contributing to the creation of the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area. Specific PhD Programs may also be launched via agreements with other Italian or foreign universities, public or private institutions of adequate cultural and scientific qualification, or in agreement with public bodies or enterprises.
The study prospectus involves compulsory educational activities, which may be shared between multiple PhD Programs, including basic and advanced disciplinary and interdisciplinary training, further language and IT training, specific training in research management and in approaching European and international research systems, as well as in promotion of research results and intellectual property. Every PhD student, under the supervision and responsibility of a Tutor, also defines and develops a specific and personal research project that will culminate in the completion of a PhD thesis. It is also possible to undertake periods of study and research abroad, at public and private institutions.

Admission to PhD Programs is subject to competitive application.

The University of Brescia publishes an annual Call for applications to PhD Programs, providing for each Program the number of positions available benefitting of a study grant and those not benefitting of study grants, pursuant to Article 9 of Italian Ministerial Decree n. 45/2013.

Calls for applications are generally published yearly in early Summer.

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PhD at a glance

PhD Award Ceremony, 2015

PhD are 3-year-programs activated yearly after authorization procedure from the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

PhD Programs for XXXVII cycle, ay 2021/2022, have been authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. The Academic Year begins on 1st November 2021.


Analytics for Economics and Management (AEM)

Business and Law – Institutions and business: value, rules and social responsibility (B&L)


Civil and Environmental Engineering, International cooperation and Mathematics

Information Engineering

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Technology for Health


Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Innovation in Clinical Research and Methodology

Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine

Molecular Genetics, Biotechnologies and Experimental Medicine

Precision Medicine

Technology for Health


PhD in “Artificial Intelligence” and in “Sustainable Development and Climate change”

Call for PhD Additional Posts benefitting of PON scholarships on “R&I” 2014-2020, XXXVII cycle AY 2021/2022Expiration:03/11/2021 – 14:00

Call for Admissions to PhD programs, XXXVII cycle – AY 2021/2022Expiration:04/08/2021 – 14:00

Call for admission to PhD Programs reserved to candidates of Pakistani citizenship pursuant to the criteria set by MoU with The Higher Education Commission of Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (HEC)Expiration:05/29/2021 – 11:59 pm

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