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The PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca – DR) is a post-graduate academic qualification. It represents the 3rd cycle of education in the Italian academic system and provides the abilities required for carrying out highly-qualified research activities in universities, public institutions and private companies

Access to PhD programmes is by competitive examinations.

In order to develop the internationalization of research, the University of Florence promotes international doctorate courses and theses in co-tutoring with foreign universities.

PhD programmes are under the responsibility of the Departments offering them.

The Call for Applications regarding the Cycle XXXIII of PhD Programmes has been published in July, 2017. 

Online application procedure

Self declaration form to be included in application (rtf - pdf)

Deadline for submission of applications: 10 August, 2017 at 12 noon.


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Phone +39 055 275 7668 / 7673 / 7672 / 7671 / 7670
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last update: 07-Mar-2018
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