Ph.D. On Campus

Crop Science

University of Padua

36 months
376 EUR/year
376 EUR/year
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The PhD in Crop Science course at University of Padova has started its activity as a Doctorate School, resulting from the merging of three pre-existing doctoral courses (Agricultural biotechnology, Environmental Agronomy, Plant protection).  


The PhD in Crop Science course at University of Padova is still based on the three former courses, with a general coordination and common teaching, mainly related to basic subjects in the first year of activity.

In the second and third year, the teaching consists of courses and seminars specific to each of the three main sections named above. 

The PhD course in Crop Science offers a comprehensive education in crop genetics, agronomy and crop production, plant protection and microbiological aspects related to crop production. 

The course offers very good working conditions in a challenging environment for talented researchers in the best academic research institution in Italy. Students choose their field of interest under the supervision of one or more professors. 

Content and opportunities

Courses are designed to provide advanced tools on applied biostatistic, risk and security in the research activities, scientific communication, literature research and data resources. 

Strong cooperation between Italian and European organizations of producers, private companies, and public institutions allow combined research activities, seminars and periods of internship. Internships abroad are highly recommended. 

The post-graduate course in Crop Science offers one of the best PhD degree courses in Italy. The University of Padova is, in fact, ranked first in Italy for the research quality in agriculture and animal rearing. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Statistics
  • Applied Statistics with applications in R
  • Advanced Statistics with R: Experimental design in lab and field
  • Advanced Statistics with R: Mixed models
  • Scientific Writing in English
  • Ethics in scientific research
  • Scientific production evaluation: criteria and metrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    376 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 188 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    376 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 188 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Padua

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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