• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The PhD in Biology at University of Pisa aims to promote and support the attendance of young graduates, selected according to criteria of merit to PhD programs at international level, in order to develop high qualification in the field of biology, as well as to promote access to the labour market.

About

PhD in Biology at University of Pisa also aims to promote interaction among research centers, with the various interest groups in the field of Biological Sciences, represented by industry and by the public sector.

The Department of Biology of the University of Pisa brings together a range of disciplines to understand life at all levels of biological organization in a wide variety of organisms, including viruses, bacteria, animals, plants and humans.  Research plays a central role in the Department’s mandate and focuses on the organization and functioning of cells, tissues, organs, individuals, populations and ecological communities in an evolutionary context. In addition to fundamental research, the mission of the Department of Biology is also to promote the applied aspects of the research, as for example with the research program in biotechnology. 

The teaching staff of the Department is mostly involved in undergraduate programs in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Environmental and Natural Sciences, and in many degree courses. The Department of Biology also offers a PhD course in Biology.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Specific objectives of the PhD Program in Biology are: 

  • high qualification
  • internationality
  • promotion of excellence
  • the connection between higher education / the world of research and the world of public and private labour.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The application procedure consists of the following steps:
  • registration of personal data
  • registration for the application process

The following documents must be uploaded:

  • the curriculum together with any relevant documentation
  • a research project (only if indicated in the Attachment of the competition available at the bottom of the page)
  • the degree of study accompanied by the documents referred to in Article 3 of the competition notice (only for holders of a foreign degree)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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