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The Dottorato di Ricerca (Research Doctorate-PhD) constitutes the third cycle of education provided for in the Italian academic system and is functional to the acquisition of the skills necessary to undertake highly qualified research activities at universities, public bodies and private entities.
The duration of the course is normally 36 months with the starting date scheduled for 1 November of every academic year and admission is through a public competitive examination.
The title of Dottore di Ricerca (Ph.D) is awarded after the defence (or discussion) of the final thesis and upon completion of all the procedures necessary to finalise the candidate's career.
In the context of the internationalization of research, the University of Florence promotes the development of co-tutored doctoral theses, on the basis of specific collaboration agreements with foreign universities and the establishment of International Doctoral programmes with the issue of a double or joint degree.

Academic year 2020-2021

Cycle 36

Call and information | Deadline for applications 10th July 2020 at 12 (midday)

PhD programme and Internationalisation

PhDs and Business

Complementary Skills 2019/2020

ECTS (credits or CFUs) are also recognized for participating in the following UniFI initiatives carried out in the academic year 2019/2020 (in Italian):

  • Palestra di Intraprendenza (Entrepreneurship Training) (Italian website)
    2 CFUs (with a certification of participation for the two full days)
  • Impresa Campus (Campus Enterprise) (Italian website)
    3 CFUs (with a certification of participation for a minimum attendance of 30 hours)
  • Pre-incubazione (Pre-incubation) (Italian website)
    3 CFUs (with a certification of participation for a minimum attendance of 30 hours)

University of Florence internal reference regulations

  • Regulations for the accreditation, establishment and operation of PhD courses D.R. 670/2013 (pdf in Italian)
  • Regulations for the registration of the PhD thesis D.R. 1238/2012 (pdf)