Admission to the Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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Candidates apply to one of two programmes in Cognitive and Brain Sciences: Cognitive Neurosciences and Language, Interaction and Computation. Admission to the programmes is open to all candidates interested in research areas of the CIMeC, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age. Applicants must have an Italian laurea magistrale university degree or have completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. Candidates who expect to be awarded their titles by the October 21, 2016 may also apply.

There is one application deadline for this year's cohort.

Here are the 2016 admission process dates.

March 29

Announcement of selection published. Application period begins.

May 10

Application deadline.

(although the online application is open until 4:00 pm (GMT +1) on the due date, we strongly encourage you to complete the application a few days beforehand. If you haven't received a request to confirm your application, and confirmed it by 4:00 p.m., the online application system will block you out and your application will not be considered. No exceptions.)

May 24 Title evaluations (candidates need not be present). Ranking will be posted on the UNITN website no later than May 25.
May 31

Interviews (shortlisted candidates must be present, unless residing abroad or proving to be unable to physically attend. In this case they will be interviewed by skype.)

If admitted to the Program, candidates must reply within 8 business days

November 1

Program begins

B2 level English certification is required in order to be considered for a PhD position.

Click here for a list of topics the School is emphasizing on for this year's selection.

The Research Statement form available in the download box below is one of the compulsory attachments needed for the online application.

A €15 application fee, payable by credit card, is required.

More PhD positions may be added to the selection 1 week prior to the interviews.


Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Corso Bettini, 31 - Rovereto
ph. +39 0464 808617
fax +39 0461 288690