Geosciences, Ph.D. | University of Padua | Padova, Italy
36 months
376 EUR/year
376 EUR/year
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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. 


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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    376 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 188 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    376 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 188 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Padua

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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