Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


The International Doctoral Program in Science offer fellowships based on specific projects.

Each project has its own selection committee, that will evaluate only the candidates that applied to its project.

Selection procedure

There is a two stages selection procedure, as detailed below.

Stage 1 (Pre-Application stage)

Candidates can apply to Stage 1 by logging at http://immatricolazioni.unicatt.it/portaleaccesso

After a registration procedure, and the provision of the pertinent personal data, they have to specify to which project they intend to apply.

Once the candidates have uploaded the required information and documents (see below) they will be evaluated according to their academic qualifications.

Stage 1 applicants will be informed as to whether they are encouraged to pursue with Stage 2.
No application fee is due at Stage 1.

Apply here

The deadline for pre-applications is:  May 31, 2019.

The evaluation of each applicant will be available by June 10th. Each candidate will be informed by e-mail.

Submitting a Pre-Application: some notes on how to deal with this procedure.

For further information on the Pre-Application and Application procedures, please do not hesitate to contact: phd.science@unicatt.it

Stage 2

The official Call for Applications (Bando di Concorso) is expected to be published in the Italian Official Journal (Gazzetta Ufficiale) in the second half of June 2019 and also posted on the University and on the PhD Program websites.

Candidates who wish to proceed with Stage 2 will be required to pay a € 100 fee. Payment will require the usage of a credit card. Details about payment methods will be available in the official Call for Applications.

All the documents that have been uploaded during Stage 1 are considered valid for Stage 2.

Qualifications and Documents

The following documents are to be uploaded when submitting the complete pre-application form to the PhD Program in Stage 1:

  • a CV/résumé;

Each applicant is required to clearly mention in her/his CV a Skype contact for allowing the selection committee to contact her/him for a telephone interview, if deemed necessary.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore does not take any responsibility in the case of mailing delays or of documents losses due to incorrect or incomplete handling by candidates.
Information concerning: Composition of the Selection Committee, Selection procedure, Scholarships, Rights and Duties of Doctoral Students, Awarding of degrees, Acts and documents written in a foreign language, and other relevant issues are contained in the official call, which will be published in the Italian Official Journal (Gazzetta Ufficiale) and uploaded to the Ph.D. website in due time.

The deadlines differ according to the position offered.

Positions available at UCSC

Positions available at ND
(for details contact prof. Masaru Kuno, mkuno@nd.edu)

Positions available at KU
(for details contact prof. Riccardo Raabe, riccardo.raabe@fys.kuleuven.be)

Positions available at PUC
(for details contact prof. Alejandro Cabrera, acabrera@fis.puc.cl)