Admission 2023

Admission 2023
On 9 May 2023 the call for admission to the PhD-Programme in Molecular Sciences (39th cycle) at the University of Padova has been published. A total of 31 scholarships are available, of which 3 at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.

Available scholarships
A detailed list of all available scholarships from the 2023 call can be found in the call. The scholarships are divided between the two curricula of the course: Chemical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Important dates and deadlines
7 June 2023 (13:00): application deadline
9 June 2023 (13:00): deadline for sending reference letters
Written examination: 30 JUNE 2023 (13:30)
Oral examination: 5 JULY 2023 08:30 - The exam may continue: 6/07/2023 - 7/07/2023
1 October 2023: starting date of the PhD-Programme in Molecular Sciences (39th cycle)

The following candidates are eligible for application:
1. Students with a degree (laurea specialistica/magistrale/ciclo unico) in chemistry, industrial chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical technology, pharmacy, or related disciplines. The course is also open to students with a background in scientific disciplines such as biology, physics, mathematics, who are interested in acquiring a PhD-degree in the field of Molecular Sciences.
2. Students of the abovementioned areas that will obtain a degree (laurea specialistica/magistrale/ciclo unico) before 1 October 2023, which is the starting date of the PhD- programme.

Admission procedure
The admission to the two curricula Chemical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences follows separate procedures. Important: A candidate can apply only for one curriculum. Detailed information on the Admission Procedure can be found following this link.

All applications need to be filed on-line following the instruction that can be found at this link. For any questions or doubts regarding the application, contact the administration at

Potential PhD-research projects
To provide interested candidates with an overview of the research carried out by the members of CDSM and to provide an idea of the potential PhD-projects that can be carried out, an overview of possible PhD-research projects and supervisors is available at this link.