Admission

How to apply for STAAA PhD programme

 

STAAA PhD Programme attendance at the University of Bologna is conditional upon passing an examination carried out on an annual basis. The next call will open in April 2021.

To be eligible, the applicant must possess a MSc degree (or equivalent) or, otherwise, he/she can be admitted to the evaluation procedure but it is mandatory to obtain it no later than October 31, 2021.

Each scholarship amounts to approx. € 15,343.28 gross per year (€ 13,500.00 net) and is paid on a monthly basis. The amount of the grant is increased by 30% during visits abroad of no less than 1 month and no more than 18 months. The full-time scholarships will be assigned to the best applicants on a competitive basis.

IMPORTANT DATES 

 

Application call: April 2021

Oral examination: June 2021

Final ranking list: July 2021

Enrolment period: July-September 2021

PhD Programmes start date: November 1st 2021

LAST Ph.D. CALL (deadline May 21st at 01:00 p.m.)

 

AVAILABLE PH.D. POSITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS (ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021)

For the 36th cycle (2020-2023), the following Ph.D. positions were available:

12 Ph.D. positions for research projects in any field of Agricultural and Food Sciences with scholarship funded by the University of Bologna and DISTAL (see research topics)

4 Ph.D. positions with scholarship linked to the topic "Water-Food-Energy-Sustainable agriculture Nexus" funded by the DISTAL in the frameworrk of the “Departments of Excellence” initiative (n=3) and by the University of Bologna general budget under the “Progetti di Sviluppo Strategico dei Dipartimenti (PSSD)” initiative (n=1)

1 Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Bio-based formulations for agronomical applications" funded by the DISTAL

1 Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Evaluation of the presence and translocation from soil to plant, water and atmosphere of contaminants present in fertilizers" funded by the DISTAL (agreement with ILSA S.p.A. e FOMET S.p.A.)

1 Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Resistance to bacterial diseases in fruit trees" funded by the DISTAL (funds made available by Regione Emilia Romagna and private donors)

Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Identification of agronomic strategies aimed at increasing the quality of camelina oil for food markets" funded by the DISTAL (funds made available by the project PRIN 2017 ARGENTO – UNIBO, coordinator, Prof. Andrea Monti)

Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Sustainability in urban agro-food systems" funded by the DISTAL (funds made available by project EU FoodE (Food Systems in European Cities - Prof. Antonella Samoggia)

Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Sustainability assessment methodologies for city regions food systems" funded by the DISTAL (funds made available by project EU FoodE (Food Systems in European Cities - Prof. Matteo Vittuari)

1 Ph.D. position with a research grant provided by DISTAL with funds made available by Regione Emilia-Romagna linked to the topic "Nutraceutical indoor farming in Emilia-Romagna through artificial intelligence sensoring" (Contact person: Prof. Francesco Orsini) - position already included in the call.

1 Ph.D. scholarship scholarship linked to the topic "Effectiveness of an improved form of Zinc Oxide as source of nutritional Zinc in maintaining the gut health and its impact on the growth performance of piglets" funded by Animine (Contact person: Prof. Paolo Trevisi) - position already included in the call.

1 Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Evaluation of results-based and collective agri-environmental policy instruments" funded by the DISTAL (funds made available by the EU project CONSOLE - Prof. Davide Viaggi) - position already included in the call.

1 Ph.D. position with scholarship linked to the topic "Integration of instruments for the provision of public goods and risk management in production contracts in agriculture" funded by the DISTAL (funds made available by the EU project CONSOLE - Prof. Davide Viaggi) - position already included in the call.

1 Ph.D. position with a research grant provided by DISTAL and linked to the topic "Applied genomics in livestock to improve animal breeding and selection and animal products" (Contact person: Prof. Luca Fontanesi) - position already included in the call.

1 Ph.D. position (industrial doctorate) reserved to employees of Natural Development Group S.r.l. linked to the topic "Evaluation of nanostructured essential oil -based bio-formulations for biotic stress management on plants" - position that will be published shortly.

1 Ph.D. position (industrial doctorate) reserved to employees of Novamont S.p.A. linked to the topic "Evaluation of nanostructured essential oil-based bio-formulations for biotic stress management on plants" - position that will be published shortly.

 

The University of Bologna offered 47 PhD programme degrees (37 in English) in AY 2018/19, covering all thematic areas.
There were 1,423 registered PhD students in AY 2018/2019, including 96% with a scholarship or equivalent funding, of which more than 1/3rd funded by public bodies and private companies. 
During AY 2018/2019, 242 PhD students were foreign citizens.
A total of 83 co-tutorship agreements were signed with foreign Universities between January 2018 and March 2019. 
Five years on, 92.7% of PhD graduates have found employment.