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Biosciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
The 3-yr Ph.D. Course in Biosciences at University of Padova  is the best choice program for prospective students with a fellowship from the China Scholarship Council willing to obtain a Ph.D. title in biological disciplines in Padova. 
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The Course offers teaching and research activities in a broad spectrum of fields of biology and is organized in four curricula: Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Cell Biology and Physiology, Evolution, Ecology and Conservation  and Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics.  

The PhD will perform research activity under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Research can be conducted in the labs of the Biology Department and at the Botanical Garden in Padova and, in Chioggia, at our Marine Station located on the Venice lagoon.

Available lines of research cover several topics of biology, ranging from basic to applied research, and are performed both in model organisms in laboratory and in non-model organisms in the field. All the different levels of biological organization, from molecules to individuals and from cells to ecosystems, are covered. 


The Biosciences Ph.D. program at The University of Padova promotes the integration of different disciplines including biochemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology, cellular biology, developmental biology, genetics, botany, plant biology, zoology, animal anatomy, physiology, anthropology, eco-toxicology, ecology, evolutionary biology, philosophy and history of biology. 

The inter disciplinary competences offered by the Ph.D. Course allow the establishment of lines of research with direct socio-economic impact such as, for example, in modeling and investigating mechanisms of diseases, in developing of novel energy production tools with biofuel, in the monitoring of invasive species and conservation genetics, and in fishery management.

The Course is based at the Vallisneri Interdepartmental Complex, a stimulating environment that also hosts the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Molecular Medicine. The scientific community is extremely lively and multifaceted, with a large offer of Seminars, Joint programs and Plenary Lectures.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

 Anyone in possession of the following, regardless of nationality, may apply to take part in the selection process: 

• diploma di laurea (pre-reform regime); 

• laurea specialistica/magistrale (post-reform regime); 

• Second-level academic qualifications awarded by AFAM (Higher Education in Art and Music) institutions. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 187 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 187 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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