To be admitted to the Doctorate Course in Veterinary Science and Food Safety candidates must pass an entrance competition. The OPEN POSITIONS are listed at RESEARCH TOPIC - CALL 2021.

The publication of the call for applications usually takes place between April and May, while the public evaluation of candidates is accomplished June. The doctorate activities will start every years on October 1st.


The application MUST be done online at the following link: CALL 2021 - APPLICATION


Applicants must have the Italian Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale (Master's degree) or an academic qualification issued by a foreign university and recognized as equivalent to the aforementioned qualifications by the academic authorities or by interuniversity agreements of cooperation and mobility. If the foreign qualification has not yet been recognized as equivalent by the academic bodies of an Italian University, the competent body of each Program will decide on its equivalence.

Non-EU Candidate:

In order to regularly study in Italy, non-EU students should have a valid stay permit. Before coming to Italy they need to apply to the competent Italian diplomatic authority and ask for a study visa. The addresses of Italian Embassies and Consulates abroad, listed by alphabetical order of the countries where they are based, are available online at:

Within 8 days from their arrival in Italy, all non-EU students who hold a study visa must apply for a stay permit. The stay permit is issued by the local police station (Questura - Ufficio Stranieri) of the applicant's place of residence in Italy. In order to help University students to obtain the stay permit, you can go to the SAOS (Assistance Service for Foreign Guests):
University of Padua, Palazzo del Bo’
(c/o Ufficio Relazioni Internazionali)
via VIII Febbraio no. 2, Padova.
Phone: +39 049 827 3077
Fax: +39 049 827 3060
e-mail: saos@unipd.it

At the following link the candidate could find specific info: http://www.unipd.it/ricerca/dottorati-ricerca (english version: http://www.unipd.it/en/research/doctoral-degrees-phd-programmes/phd-programmes-calls-and-admissions).