• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The PhD Science of Drug and Bioactive Substances program at University of Pisa is mainly characterized by the development of a project focused on the field of pharmaceuticals and health products. 

About

The PhD Science of Drug and Bioactive Substances program at University of Pisa is characterized by a central subject concerning bioactive substances and is able to put together different disciplines and methodologies in a coherent and hard manner, both with respect to different CUN areas (03 e 05) and specific ERC areas, i.e. Life Sciences (LS1, LS3, LS7, LS9) and Physical Sciences and Engineering (PE3, PE5).

The research lines developed at the Department of Pharmacy are characterized by highly interdisciplinary contents. This fact efficiently supports the instauration of profitable collaborations between our academic staff and national or international research groups.

The PhD students are strongly encouraged to carry out parts of their project in internationally renowned research groups.In order to guarantee a complete interdisciplinary formation of the PhD students, the training activities of this graduate school also comprises:
  • Cycles either of lessons, that are held by the academic staff of this graduate school, or by external lecturers;
  • Seminars are delivered by professors who are experts in their fields;
  • Participation in national and international schools that are specifically dedicated to PhD students.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The PhD Science of Drug and Bioactive Substances program at University of Pisa topics are:
  • the discovery of bioactive molecules by means of rational design, synthesis or extraction of active compounds from natural sources;
  • the study of biochemical, physiological and pharmacological mechanisms of their action;
  • the formulation of drugs;
  • the techniques for the evaluation of the impact that these substances have on humans and on the environment.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The application procedure consists of the following steps:
  • registration of personal data on the website;
  • registration for the application process.
During the online application, 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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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