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)

Candidates can apply to Stage 1 .

Applicants must 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 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.

The deadline for pre-applications is: July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

The evaluation of each applicant will be available soon after the deadline. 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 procedure, please do not hesitate to contact: phd.science@unicatt.it

Stage 2 (Application)

The official Call for Applications (Bando di Concorso) is the step that will assign the fellowship. The call has been published in the Italian Official Journal (Gazzetta Ufficiale) in the second half of June 2021 and also posted on the University and on the PhD Program websites.

Candidates who wish to complete the 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.

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

Qualifications and Documents

The following important documents should be uploaded in the pre-application stage:

  • ID/Passport
  • CV/résumé
  • Academic qualifications

Each applicant is required to clearly mention a contact in her/his CV for allowing the selection committee to interview her/him, 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, have been published in the Italian Official Journal (Gazzetta Ufficiale) and uploaded to the Ph.D. website in due time.

Call closed. Selection in progress
For questions about the procedure please look at the admission page.
For further scientific information contact the project supervisors.

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. Lino Da Costa Pereira, lino.pereira@kuleuven.be)

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