The PhD is the highest level of university education in the Italian academic system; it allows to get all skills necessary to carry out highly qualified research activities.

The admission is obtained through a public selection. Every year the University of Rome Tor Vergata launches two PhD calls:

  • The first call during winter, between February and March, reserved to foreign candidates only.
  • The second call, during spring, between May and June, without reservations.


The precondition to access a doctorate is a second level degree. The ordinary duration of a PhD course is three years.


Below is a list of useful resources (documents) for PhD candidates.