Admission to the BMCS doctoral program is by application to a call posted on this page. The ordinary call open to all nationalities is issued annually in spring; other calls, targeting specific themes or nationalities, might open as well, and are posted on this page.
International students who are already winners in their own country of a full doctoral fellowship can apply for a special admission procedure (Borse stati esteri).
Personal funding is not admitted.
Doctoral students who are already enrolled in a doctoral program outside Italy and interested in visiting BMCS for a limited period can use a dedicated application procedure for visiting Ph.D. students.


Calls for admission to the 39th series of the program
starting in October 2023


16 fully granted positions are available
Application platform:

Reference documents
- Description of the positions available, selection schedule and specific application instructions for the BMCS doctoral program (in English)/(in Italian)

- General call with information for all doctoral courses, including eligibility criteria and application procedure (in English)/(in Italian)
- Technical guidelines for the use of the application platform (in English) (in Italian)

- Project description: Please prepare the project description, making sure that it is 2000 words long and that it contains the following sections: Research project title, the background of your work based on an updated state of the art in the domain of your research project, overall project goal, expected advances to the discipline, expected impact or outcomes, research plan (main phases of the planned work, expected duration, dependence relation between phases), interdisciplinary aspects of the project, references

- CV: Please prepare your CV, possibly according to the Europass template. In any case, follow a chronological order within each section of your curriculum, starting from the most recent item backward. For instance, within the section 'Education' start with the most recent academic degree you have obtained. Finally, specify on the top of the cv your graduation score or – for applicants yet to graduate – your exam scores' average.

07 June 2023 13:00 CEST: application deadline 

09 June 2023 13:00 CEST: deadline for the referees to insert their recommendation letters
 upon the applicant's invitation
29 June 2023: preselection outcome and interview schedule of successful applicants, published on the present page; to open the files, the applicant will need the password received at the time of the application.
05 July 2023: starting day of the interviews
; the interviews' outcome is published on the present page (this is not the final ranking but only the grades assigned after the interview); to open the file, the applicant will need the password received at the time of the application.
19 July 2023: applicants' ranking and information about the enrolment procedure are published here 
04 August 2023: enrolment deadline for successful applicants
25 August 2023: publication of a list of replacement applicants here

31 August 2023: enrolment deadline for replacement applicants

05 September 2023: publication of any remaining vacant place here
08 September 2023: application deadline for remaining vacant places

13 September 2023: enrolment deadline for remaining vacant places
30 September 2023: closure of enrollment in any further remaining vacant place

01 October 2023: start of the doctoral program

CALL for one MSCA doctoral position (UniPhD)

DEADLINE 31 January 2023, at 1 p.m. CET (expired)
The position of available in the 'Neuroscience, Technology and Society' curriculum of the doctoral program. Candidates can submit projects along prearranged options, already including titles and secondments, or prepare a new one from scratch. They are recommended to contact the selected supervisor before submission to check their availability to act as a supervisor.
Call website
Brochure with summary information


DEADLINE January 12, 2023 January 23, 2023 CET (expired)
2 positions available with grants from the China Scholarship Council
Application information: