PhD Programmes

The Italian research doctorate (PhD) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most fields of study. The PhD programme is open to applicants who hold a Masters Degree or equivalent degree obtained abroad. PhD programmes train students to carry out scientific research and improve their research methodologies. A Research Doctorate is awarded after 3 years of study, the completion of assigned research activities and the presentation of a final dissertation.

PhD Call 2019-20 / 35th Cycle

This call will expire on July 18th, 2019 


It is now possible to collect PhD pergamenas obtained within 31st december 2017. Pergamenas can be withdrawn at PhD office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 08:30 to 12:00, on Tuesdays and Thurdays from 14:30 to 16:30.
Those who obtained the title within 31st December 2016 have to bring a valid document and a €16,00 stamp duty.
Those who obtained the title within 31st December 2017 have to bring a valid document and proof of the valid payment of the €16,00 virtual stamp duty. To download the bulletin, you have to login to Infostud, click on Payment slips -> Created payment slips -> Payment slips to print. For the methods of payment, you can visit
Those who cannot personally withdraw their pergamena can authorize another person. In this case, the authorized person must provide our office with:
- copy of valid document of both him/her and the delegator;
- a written authorization signed by the delegator.

Fellowships and Admission of foreign nationals educated abroad - 2019/2020

Sapienza University of Rome offers 30 three-year-full-time postgraduate PhD positions with fellowship for attaining the degree of "Dottore di Ricerca" (PhD) in the Doctoral Schools listed in appendix. Each fellowship amounts to € 19.800,00 per year. The deadline is 1 april 2019 at 2.00 p.m. (GMT+1).
For further information please write to
Call for application 2019.pdf     Appendix 35.pdf     Winner list 35

Enrolment in PhD Programmes

You will find enrolment information on the following pages:

PhD Scholarship Increase

On Friday, January 26, MIUR announced that the minimum PhD scholarship will be increased from €13,638.47 to €15,343.28 gross, ca. €125 starting on January 1, 2018. Sapienza is working to conform to the new regulation.

The increase covers all active cycles and will be paid retroactively. 

Read DM 40/1/2018

PhD Programme Fees

As of academic year 2017-18, PhD students are exempt from tuition fees as established by Bill 232/2016.


The PhD Programmes has a list of FAQs (frequently asked questions). pagina della segreteria dei corsi di Dottorato di ricerca è disponibile un elenco di risposte alle domande più frequenti.


Students with a valid ID and Student number may contact the PhD Office via Skype (Dottorato.Sapienza) during the following hours:

Mon/Wed/Fri   8:30 - 12:00 am
Tues/Thurs   2:30 - 4:30 pm

IRIS PhD Thesis Archive

After having completed their final exam, doctoral students are required to submit their thesis to the IRIS Catalogue.

This is important for two fundamental reasons. It provides greater visibility to research results and allows the National Libraries in Rome and Florence to add all dissertations to their archives.

To access IRIS you need a university e-mail account and should follow the instructions provided in the VademecumIRIS.

Digital Stamp

PHD students can used INFOSTUD to print documents concerning their university career, final exams, entrance exam results, etc. The system includes an official digital stamp on all documents. Students will only need to add a physical €16 digital stamp to the documents for full validity.

ADI – Italian Association of PhDs and PhD Students

The ADI Association represents and safeguards the interests of all PhD students and researchers, as well as working to promote the importance of PhD titles.

For further information: ADI

Academic Programmes and Right to Education Area
PhD Office 

Romina Caronna

Angela Alessandrelli
Gabriella Barbera
Claudia De Santis
Maria Di Napoli
Elena D'Innocenzo
Maria Luisa Rocco
Stefania Roffi
Gabriella Rusch
Rita Tabolacci

Office Hours
Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30 - 12:00 (noon)
Tues/Thurs 2:30 - 4:30 pm

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