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PhD Guide

Study Career

study career

Obligations of the PhD students and extra activities

PhD students are obliged to attend full time the PhD programme.

Extra activities (jobs, research and teaching contracts) are possible only with the previous approval of the PhD Course Committee.

Application for approval regarding work activities according to art. 19 of the Regulation concerning PhD programmes:

Form for PhD students with scholarship

Form for PhD students without scholarship


The PhD students with study grant can apply for the increase of the study grant in the event of periods of study abroad. During the periods abroad, PhD students are covered by the travel insurance of the University. To apply for the increase of the study grant, please open the Software Boris and enter your request.


The PhD students may obtain leave of absence from the compulsory attendance in some occurrences (for instance maternity or illness) according to the Regulations concerning PhD research programmes. To apply for the suspension, please fill up this form.

Permit to stay and its renewal

The permit to stay for study reason allows students to work part-time for 20 hours a week (maximum 1040 hours per year).

The PhD students with study grant may apply for the “family reunification”. For further information contact Study and Tuition.

The permit to stay must be renewed in time at least 60 days before it expires. Please avoid any trips abroad so that your permit does not expire while you are out of Italy. If this happens, you will have to return to your own country and go through all the procedures to obtain a new entry visa. To renew your permit, you must have the following:

  • application form (kit which should be collected from a post office)
  • your passport, which should be valid and which contains the entry visa, and a photocopy of the whole document
  • photocopy of documentation certifying the study grant
  • photocopy of your medical insurance (public or private)
  • a photocopy of a certificate showing that the Phd course is proceeding with success
  • photocopy of the housing contract
  • certification of enrolment
  • your expiring permit (if you are renewing it)
  • receipt from the post office that you have paid

Important: foreigners who are awaiting the renewal of their permit cannot enter other Schengen countries.


In the event of maternity, the PhD student is required to suspend the attendance of the PhD programme during the two months prior to the due date of the birth and during the three months after the birth (with the exception of the flexibility). For further information visit this website.

Final Exam

Application form for the final exam for the conferral of the title "Dottore di Ricerca"