Sudents admission to doctorate


In order to participate in the selection for the admission to the Doctorate program, candidates should consult The University of Florence website and go to the “Doctorate Calls” link in order to proceed with the registration within the time set, submitting the required documentation. Thereafter they will receive communication of summons from the PhD office of the University to participate in the selection, indicating information on the day, time and place where the admission test will be held.

The application forms and the additional documents can be uploaded into the departmental webpage (section “Dottorato di Ricerca”) are:

  • curriculum vitae drafted in European format (Europass);
  • any additional qualification document (including two reference letters at the most) and scientific publications;
  • the research project proposal on one of the issues provided by the call.  
    Research project has to be prepared in Italian or English in no more than 12.000 characters including spacing, and structured in introduction, state of the art, objectives, materials and methods with temporal distribution of the phases, expected results. The research project should be focused on a possible research activity, which the applicant will be going to execute during the three year of the doctoral program. (see the  suggested fomat).

The admission procedure to the PhD oral test is carried out by evaluating the candidates’ CVs, reference letters, and the submitted research project that should be completed within three years.

The list of those students admitted to the oral test shall be published within ten days, after all evaluation procedures, on the Ateneo’s Web site: The oral test comprises the explanation of the research project and, for those students residing abroad, if allowed, it can be carried out via Skype in Italian or any other language indicated in the call.

Scoring of applicants: Parameter

Minimum score

maximum score

Curriculum vitae, any additional qualification documents



Research project



 Admission to the oral test is granted with a minimum score of 10 /120 and 30/120 for the CV and research project respectively

Oral Examination: Discussion of the research project and any additional qualification documents



Eligibility is granted with a minimum total score of 80/120

In case of doctorates for which an inter-university cooperation agreement is in force at national or international level, the commission and procedure of admission are defined on the basis of the cooperation agreement rules.

Furthermore, students’ supernumerary admission is also possible if his/ her university degree is deemed suitable for the admission to the Doctorate program by the College of Teachers. They may be admitted according to the criteria in Article 16 of the University Rules.


For any additional information please consult the UniFi web site.

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