Admission to the Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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Admission to the programme 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 title by end of October 2017 may also apply.

There is one application deadline for the 2017 cohort.

Here are approximate 2017 admission process deadlines.

April 7

Announcement of selection published. Application period begins.

May 16

Application deadline.

(although the online application is open until 4:00 pm Italian time 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 6 Title evaluations (candidates need not be present). Ranking will be posted on the UNITN website no later than a day or two later.
June 22

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 was emphasizing on for the 2017 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