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Geosciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Padua, Italy
The Doctoral Course in Geosciences at University of Padova offers research programs in paleontology, micropaleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, planetary geology, geomorphology, mineralogy, applied mineralogy, ore geology, petrology, applied geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, applied geophysics and cultural heritage.
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The Doctoral Course in  Geosciences at University of Padova is an important reality in the ambit of the Italian third level of education and training of research in the fields of Geosciences. Our policy follows the main strategic lines of our University, which promote excellence in teaching and research, for the progressive improvement of the quality of the curricula. 

Mission and teaching

The main mission of the Course is to maintain a very high scientific profile, trying at the same time to be responsive to the requests and needs that arise from society or industry. 

The teaching and research staff includes a fair number of internationally esteemed scientists, offering students the opportunity to study and do research in a wide range of cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary areas of Earth Sciences, often in collaboration with foreign Universities and research Institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • EBSD (electron backscatter diffraction) 
  • ABC Bibliographic Research in Geosciences
  • Chemometrics: Experimental Design
  • Scientific English for Ph.D. Geosciences Students
  • Matlab for Students in Geosciences
  • Introduction to time series analysis in Geosciences
  • Gravimetric methods in subsoil exploration

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.

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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