This is where your future starts

Successful UNIPhD Fellows are enrolled and recruited for three years (36 months) in one of the UNIPhD Doctoral Courses.

Admission to a PhD course is a full timeexclusive commitment. No university tuition fees are due.

Funded candidates must register in the University online system UNIWEB and complete the online enrolment form, providing the following mandatory documents, duly completed, whose templates are sent via e-mail to each UNIPhD Fellow: Place Acceptance Form, Declaration form for project-linked bindings, Documentation relevant to the Second cycle degree.

According to the Call for admission to the UNIPhD COFUND PhD Courses 2023/2024, Fellows whose entry academic qualification has not yet been awarded are enrolled sub condicione as not yet in possession of the qualification required for admission. This must be awarded no later than 30 September 2023, under penalty of exclusion from the PhD programme.

UNIPhD Fellows coming from extra EU countries are required to pre-enrol also within the Universitaly portal. All the necessary information is available here.


Failure to enrol by the deadline is considered as renunciation of the UNIPhD place, which is subsequently assigned to the next candidate in the reserve list.


The annual individual salary, which is paid monthly, amounts to € 32.520 gross amount (ca. €23.280 net amount) for researchers with no family responsibilities (i.e. spouse, children).

Salary comprises
the following allowances
(gross amount):

UNIPhD Fellows receive additional financial support to cover research, training and networking costs, that is, purchase of equipment, consumables, publications, Open Access costs, fees for scientific journals, travel expenses (e.g. related to conference/intensive courses participation, networking activities) and external services. The funding is managed by the Host Department at the University of Padua and is subject to the approval of their supervisor.
Unipd enters with each Fellow a 3-year (36 months) employment contract
 (“Assegno di ricerca”); it is signed by the Fellow and the Director of the Host Department and specifies the Fellow’s employment conditions and the Unipd obligations.

Organising your stay:
practical information

Read carefully the UNIPhD Welcome Guide for instructions on how to prepare for your arrival in Padua and advice on how to organise your stay in the city. Relevant information concern: