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Biomedical Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
The 3-yr Graduate School in Biomedical Sciences of the University of Padova offers a very competitive Ph.D. Program in a spectrum of biomedical disciplines, and offers all the Facilities needed to perform cutting edge research in Biomedicine. 
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The mission of the University of Padova is to train top-level individuals able to combine the understanding of biological processes with the application of advanced experimental techniques. 

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Our group of 35 Faculty belongs to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, one of the top-rated Departments in the Country. With 4 Group Leaders ranking within the top 66 Italian Scientists with H indexes above 76, 1 Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a score of emerging young Faculty we are a group of excellence that compares favorably with the best Institutions worldwide. 

The School is hosted by the Vallisneri Interdepartmental Complex, a lively environment that is also home to the Departments of Biology and of Molecular Medicine. 

The scientific community is extremely lively, with a large offer of Seminars and joint programs that include Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Structural Biology, Mitochondrial Science, Muscle and Heart Pathophysiology, Exercise Physiology, Electrophysiology, Signal Transduction, Redox Balance, Tissue Engineering and Nanoparticles.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Research topics include:

  • Autonomic Control of Cardiac Function
  • cAMP and Ca2+ Signalling in Neurodegeneration
  • Chaperones in Muscle Differentiation and Disease
  • Computational and Molecular Interactomics
  • Extracellular matrix (ECM) Pathobiology and Tissue Engineering
  • Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
  • Migraine Pathophysiology

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. 

Evaluation criteria: qualifications (40 points) and oral examination (60 points)

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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