The PhD of the University of Genoa is governed by the rules on the website of the University at the following link:

Access to the PhD takes place annually and the instructions can be found in the Notice of Admission (“Bando di Ammissione”) which contains the list of courses, places and grants available and the date, the place, the type and contents of the tests.
An english version is available.

For 2018 admissions to cycle XXXIV (the 34th) refer to:

Deadline for 2018 adimssions: 12 June 2018 at 12.00 noon (Italian time)

Additional information for foreign students are available at the following address:

Registration is exclusively online.

Candidates who pass the selection are included in a constantly updated merit ranking (“Graduatorie”) that specifies the allocation of places, with or without a fellowship.

Candidates who have been admitted to the doctoral courses shall hand in or send to “Servizio Alta Formazione” of the Genoa University Administration the relevant application form according to preset deadlines.