Call for application 36° cycle

CALL - 36th cycle

Short list and timetable of the interviews (TBA)

Final ranking (TBA)

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CALL 2020 (36th cycle) - under construction

The call for applications and its annexes will be available at this webpage.
The deadline for application is 23 July 2020.
The shortlist will appear at  the end of July and interviews will begin on the 
first week of September (exact date to be announced).
9 fully supported fellowships (with no teaching duties) will be available.
The registration procedure, different from the previous years, is described below.

The selection procedure will be very similar to the previous years.
Students who expect to graduate before 31 October 2020 will be admitted to the selection procedure subject to obtaining their degree before 31 October 2020.
Shortlist and timetable of the interviews 

After evaluating the received documentation, the selection committee will prepare a shortlist, which will be published on this website by 
early August.

Candidates in the shortlist will be invited to two consecutive interviews, to be held on the same day (Lecture room Consiglio, Dipartimento di Matematica, first floor). 

The exact timetable of the interviews will appear in the shortlist announcement. If candidates wish to have their interviews performed remotely (e.g., via Skype or Google Hangout or Apple FaceTime) they should motivate their request by emailing the Director of the Ph.D. program (

Please note that there will be no written exam.


Each candidate will be interviewed twice: the two interviews will be held one after the other, in the same day. Each interview will last 20-25 minutes approximately.

In the first interview the candidate will be questioned on his/her scientific interests (past and future); in the second interview the candidate will be questioned on background topics centered around his/her scientific interests.

If the candidate is also applying for a fellowship supported by a specific project, then some questions may focus on topics related to the project itself.

Assessment criteria (in English and in Italian)

  • Up to 40/120 points for the evaluation of the CV, motivation statement and letters of recommendation; passing grade is 20 points.
  • Up to 30/120 points for the first interview; passing grade is 15 points.
  • Up to 50/120 points for the second interview; passing grade is 25 points.

The minimum grade to pass the test is 60/120. Based on the overall score, the committee will rank the candidates and establish their eligibility for any specific project.


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