Admission 2019
On 8 April 2019 the call for admission to the Graduate Course in Molecular Sciences at the University of Padova has been published. A total of 26 fellowships are available of which 24 with a scholarship. Four fellowships are available at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. The fellowships will be assigned after a comparative evaluation of the candidates based on the CV, a written exam and an interview (see below). Two fellowships with scholarship are reserved for candidates with a degree from a non-Italian university.

Available fellowships
A detailed list of all available fellowships from the 2019 call can be found here. The fellowships are divided between the two curricula of the course: Chemical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Science.

Important dates and deadlines
14 May 2019 (13:00): application deadline
17 May 2019 (13:00): deadline for sending reference letters
7 June 2019: written admission test – general admission procedure
11 June 2019: interview (may continue on 12 June) - general admission procedure
14 June 2019: interview – admission procedure for candidates with a non-Italian degree

1 October 2019: starting date of the graduate course in Molecular Sciences (35th cycle)

Admission procedure
The admission to the two curricula Chemical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences follows separate procedures. Important: A candidate can apply only for one curriculum.

For each curriculum, two separate admission tracks are available depending on the positions for which the candidate applies:

1. General admission procedure
The following candidates are eligible for application:
1. Students with a degree (laurea specialistica/magistrale/ciclo unico) in chemistry, industrial chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical technology, pharmacy. The course is also open to students with a background in scientific disciplines such as biology, physics, mathematics, who are interested in acquiring a PhD-degree in the field of Molecular Sciences.
2. Students of the abovementioned areas that will obtain a degree (laurea specialistica/magistrale/ciclo unico) before 1 October 2019, which is the starting date of the PhD-course.

Detailed information on the General Admission Procedure can be found following this link.

2. Admission procedure for fellowships reserved for candidates with a degree from a non-Italian university

The following candidates are eligible for application:
1. Students in the possession of a degree in the abovementioned areas obtained at a non-Italian university or those that will obtain such a degree before 1 October 2019.

It is noted that these students can also chose to follow the general admission procedure. However, it is not allowed to participate in both selections.

Detailed information on the Admission procedure for the fellowships reserved to candidates with a non-Italian degree can be found following this link.

All applications need to be filed on-line following this link. For any questions or doubts regarding the application, contact the administration at

Potential PhD-research projects
To provide interested candidates with an overview of the research carried out by the members of CDSM and to provide an idea of the potential PhD-projects that can be carried out, an overview of possible PhD-research projects and supervisors is available at this link .