Admission to the Doctoral School 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 specialistica university degree or have completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. Candidates who expect to be awarded their degrees by the end of October 2015 may also apply.

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

Here are the 2015 admission process dates.

April 24

Announcement of selection published. Application period begins.

June 4

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.)

June 17 Title evaluations (candidates need not be present). Ranking will be posted on the UNITN website no later than 19/6.
July 8

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

Early November

- Orientation week

- 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