• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The PhD in Earth Sciences at University of Pisa  has the advantage of offering young graduates the opportunity to acquire more skills and gain an educational background that constitute additional values for applying to professional geological practice and/or to advanced research career.

The Earth Sciences Departments of the Universities involved in the project are particularly working on issues of significant interest for the region and for our Country, such as the global geodynamic processes, the evolution of the environment (including through the study of paleoenvironments), renewable energy resources (and in particular Geothermal Energy), innovative materials, management and protection of cultural heritage, and certainly not least, the current dramatically themes of prevention and mitigation of geological, geomorphological and hydrogeological hazards.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

PhD students may attend the courses depending on individual curricula to obtain credits required. Here you can find a list of the courses offered for the current academic year.

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 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 L’Aquila

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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