Admission procedures & resources

The Call for admission to the PhD Courses 2019/2020 is now open until May 14th, 2019, at 13:00 CEST. The full text of the Call is available on the official University website at the following link:

If you are interested to participate, please read the Call full text very carefully.

Additional details on the admission procedure

Admission to a PhD Course is based on the applicants ranking resulting from the admission examinations and on the number of positions available, that may change from year to year. Admitted candidates must enroll within the deadline reported in the call. Enrolled student start their PhD program on October 1st, 2019.

Perspective candidates are kindly invited to take a look at the additional information regarding the admission procedure reported below and at the general information on doctoral degrees at the University of Padova available at the following link:

Application (hard deadline: May 14th, 2019, 13:00 CEST)

Candidates’ applications may only be submitted using the dedicated online form at the URL that will be reported in the call for admissions. After reading very carefully the call, candidates should fill in the online form, uploading the required and the optional documents. Once the application form has been completed, it must be printed, signed manually and re-uploaded  following  the  instructions  described  in  the  online  procedure,  and  copy  of  an identity document must be attached. A missing signature and/or missing identity document leads to exclusion from the selection process.

Specifically for the admission to the PhD program in Information Engineering, candidates must prepare a curriculum and a research project proposal mandatorily using the templates that can be downloaded following the links at the bottom of this page.

Admission examination

The admission examination is a two-step process:

  1. Evaluation of the candidates qualifications by the examination Committee, based on the candidates curriculum and project proposal (candidates do not participate to this step);
  2. Candidates’ interviews (starting on June 10th, 2019). As detailed in the Call, the candidate is requested to prepare a 10 minute presentation to introduce him/herself, to explain the motivations to pursue a Ph.D. in Information Engineering, and to discuss the main features of a possible research project on one of the topics of the Ph.D. School ( The Admission Committee will then discuss with the candidate the details of his/her academic titles, curriculum, and research project and will assess if the candidate masters the methodological tools needed to carry on the project. Candidates may request the interview to be held remotely via Skype.