PhD - Calls and Admissions

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova invites excellent students to apply to its PhD Programme 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.

  Call for applications for CSC (China Scholarship Council) candidates

The University of Padova and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have created a scholarship programme to enable talented Chinese students to undertake a PhD programme in Padova. More info  

Our Department offers a full-time, four-year advanced doctoral programme for outstanding students who want to achieve an ambitious training. Successful applicants will join a vibrant research environment in one of the highest ranked departments in Italy and a historical university in a beautiful, lively, and international city.

This call is open to Chinese nationals only. Applicants in our programme are expected to hold a Master's degree or equivalent in economics, management, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or other related disciplines. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is January 13, 2022. The call for non-eligible applicants will be open in the Spring of 2022. 

For any further information or help regarding the application process, do not hesitate to contact our PhD support office at

  Call for applications 2022/23

The call for applications for 2022/23 will be available in Spring.

For more information, please contact