25 PhD Courses

The PhD offer reflects the exceptionally broad research scope of the University of Padua, which includes Arts&Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Technology, Life Sciences, Medicine, Natural Sciences.

3 Years of doctoral training

Individual talents are placed at the center of the action. Discipline-specific and soft skills training is combined with secondment options, providing valuable mobility and opportunities for field-activity.

50 PhD Positions

50 fellowships are on offer, every one associated to a research topic, that is a framework within which every applicant has to propose an original research project.
Build your most promising future

Training the next-generation talents

UNIPhD is designed to be a game-changer in Doctoral Education. The main focus is set on the individual talents of each Early Stage Researcher (ESR). UNIPhD builds on the experience, the social and cultural drivers, the passions and desires of the individuals, thus pooling their personal talents towards continuous growth and widening their learning horizons. UNIPhD expected impact on the next-generation of researchers goes well beyond the time-frame of the Programme.
Pursuing Excellence

50 PhD students from
all over the World

The community of UNIPhD doctoral students start at the University of Padua an extensive discipline-specific and soft-skills training, accessing world-class facilities and research infrastructures and experiencing a lively research training context.

Every UNIPhD fellow works on their research idea in collaboration with highly qualified scientists as their supervisors.

Discipline-specific and transversal skills training, mobility and non-academic exposure through international secondments are key features of the UNIPhD programme.

Life Sciences

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences
and Humanites



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034319 and from the European Union – NextGenerationEU