Admission to the BMCS doctoral program is by application to a call posted on this page or by applying in one's own country for a full doctoral fellowship. (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 (courses starting in October 2023)

CALL for one MSCA doctoral position (UniPhD)

DEADLINE 31 January 2023, at 1 p.m. CET
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
2 positions available with grants from the China Scholarship Council
Application information:



Calls for admission to the 38th series of the program (courses starting in October 2022 or, in the case of the special call of November 2022, in February 2023)

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 28, 2022 AT 13:00 CEST (expired)
6 fully granted positions are available; eligible candidates have obtained their degree by January 31st, 2023 or earlier
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, project overall 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

- 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 your most recent academic degree.

28 November 2022 13:00 CEST: application deadline 

30 November 2022 13:00 CEST: deadline for the candidates' referees to insert their recommendation letters

07 December 2022: preselection outcome and interview schedule of successful candidates; to open the files, the candidate will need the password received at the time of the application.

15 December 2022: interviews' starting day; the grades assigned after the interview will be published here (interview outcome; to open the files, the candidate will need the password received at the time of the application)
23 December 2022: final ranking and enrolment opening; the ranking is published here 
20 January 2023: enrolment deadline for successful candidates

01 February 2023: start of the doctoral program