The Call for Applications to the XXXV cycle of PhD programmes (duration of 3 years starting on November 1st 2019) at the University of Brescia is now open until the closing deadline of 25th July 2019.
The application procedures and admission selections are open, with no citizenship limitation, to candidates who hold a five-years’ Italian degree (Laurea Magistrale), or similar academic degree obtained abroad, comparable in duration and contents with the Italian qualification.
The University of Brescia offers a wide range of opportunities in the following 9 programmes across different research areas:
The application process must be completed via a dedicated online procedure.
The admission selections of candidates are performed based on the specific criteria and requirements established for each PhD programme as described in the Annex A to the Call for Applications.
According the procedures established for each PhD programme, oral admission exams may be taken in some cases in a language other than Italian. If so specified for the considered PhD programme, candidates resident abroad may sit the oral exam remotely, on the prescribed date / time, by using an audio and video teleconference device (e.g. Skype).
Student scholarships are available for each PhD programme as described in the Annex A to the Call for Applications, according to the merit ranking list drawn up by the Admission Board.
Five special scholarships funded by Regione Lombardia / ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) are available for the starting XXXV cycle on specific research topics, as follows:
PHD programme in CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND MATHEMATICS
1. Research topic on “Recovery of industrial waste, with particular reference to foundry and steel slags, as new materials for the building construction”;
2. Research topic on “Sustainability and resource efficiency in the agro-food sector in Lombardy region in the perspective of circular economy”.
PhD programme in INFORMATION ENGINEERING
3. Research topic on “ICT Platforms for Smart Cities”.
PhD programme in MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
4. Research topic on “Technologies and supply chain relationships for a new industrial ecosystem: application of industrial symbiosis in the metals sector”;
5. Research topic on “Smart agriculture for the sustainability of the agro-food system”.
Additional scholarships on specific research topics for selected programmes are listed in Annex A to the Call.
PhD scholarships may not be combined with other student grants of any kind, except for those awarded by national or foreign institutions for use as part of PhD research activity undertaken abroad.
No enrolment fees are requested.
For the A.Y. 2019/2020, only a total contribution of €156,00 is set for students enrolled on PhD programmes, irrespective of their scholarship.
Each PhD student is ensured the access to fully equipped laboratories, study rooms, libraries and facilities, and a budget for research activity in Italy and abroad is available.
Accomodations for PhD students in student houses can be accessible upon specific application. Access criteria will be defined in the Accomodation Call that will be announced on the UniBS web by the end of July.