Admission to the BMCS doctoral program is by application to a call posted on this page. The ordinary call open to all nationalities is issued annually in spring; other calls, targeting specific themes or nationalities, might open as well, and are posted on this page.
International students who are already winners in their own country of a full doctoral fellowship can apply for a special admission procedure (Borse stati esteri).
Personal funding is not admitted.
Doctoral students who are already enrolled in a doctoral program outside Italy and interested in visiting BMCS for a limited period can use a dedicated application procedure for visiting Ph.D. students.

 Calls for admission to the 40th series of the program starting in November 2024



DEADLINE MAY 13, 2024 AT 13:00 CEST 
15 fully granted positions are available, including 6 with an open topic
Application platform:

Reference documents
- Description of the positions available, selection schedule and specific application instructions for the BMCS doctoral program (in English)/(in Italian)

- General call with information for all doctoral courses, including eligibility criteria and application procedure (in English)/(in Italian)
- Technical guidelines for the use of the application platform (in English) (in Italian)

- Project description: Please prepare the project description, making sure that it is 2000 words long and that it contains the following sections: Research project title, the background of your work based on an updated state of the art in the domain of your research project, overall project goal, expected advances to the discipline, expected impact or outcomes, research plan (main phases of the planned work, expected duration, dependence relation between phases), interdisciplinary aspects of the project, references

- CV: Please prepare your CV, possibly according to the Europass template. In any case, follow a chronological order within each section of your curriculum, starting from the most recent item backward. For instance, within the section 'Education' start with the most recent academic degree you have obtained. Finally, specify on the top of the CV your graduation score or – for applicants yet to graduate – your exam scores' average.
 (all dates refer to CEST time zone)
13 May 2024 13:00 CEST: application deadline 

17 May 2024 13:00 CEST: deadline for the referees to insert their recommendation letters
 upon the applicant's invitation
03 June 2024: preselection outcome and interview schedule of successful applicants, published on the present page; to open the files, the applicant will need the password received at the time of the application.
05 June 2024: starting day of the interviews
; the interviews' outcomes are published on the present page (this is not the final ranking but only the grades assigned after the interview); to open the file, the applicant will need the password received at the time of the application.
02 July 2024: applicants' ranking and information about the enrolment procedure are published here 
25 July 2024: enrolment deadline for successful applicants
26 August 2024: publication of a list of replacement applicants here

30 August 2024: enrolment deadline for replacement applicants

03 September 2024: publication of any remaining vacant place here
06 September 2024: application deadline for remaining vacant places

10 September 2024: enrolment deadline for remaining vacant places
30 September 2024: closure of enrollment in any further remaining vacant place

01 November 2024: start of the doctoral program

DEADLINE December 18, 2023  (expired)
2 positions available with a grant from the China Scholarship Council
Application information: