PhD - Calls and Admissions

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova invites excellent students to apply to its PhD Program in Economics and Management (four-year, full-time program). Fully funded scholarships are offered to the best applicants.

The program is open to students from all countries, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent in economics, business sciences, statistics, mathematics or engineering. 

The annual call for applications is typically open in the spring of each academic year, granting access to our program in the following academic year. 

To apply, candidates are invited to submit:

  • curriculum vitae
  • a research proposal (max 5 pages)
  • all degree certificates
  • all official transcripts
  • proof of English competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS but not mandatory)
  • two letters of recommendations
  • scientific publications (if any)
  • a short summary of the Master thesis (max 4 pages)

GRE general test is warmly recommended even if non mandatory.

  Call for applications 2021/22

The call for applications for 2021/22 is now open and available here:

Application deadline: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 1.00 pm CEST

This year we are offering 8 fully funded positions: 4 in our PhD in Economics and 4 in our PhD in Management.

For more information, please contact