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Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a.y.

2015/2016)

Disclaimer: Please note that only the Italian version of the present call for applications issued with Rector’s
Decree n. 253/2015 is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only. The original Italian
version is available at http://www.unive.it/graduateschool > Accesso

Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes
at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School - (A.Y. 2015/2016)
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Application deadline: April, 24 2015 at 1.00 pm (Italian Time)

Art. 1 -

Purpose of the call and general regulations

1. This call for applications, published on the Ca' Foscari Graduate School website at www.unive.it/graduateschool
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> How To Apply > Call for applications a.y. 2015/2016, regulates access to the 31 cycle of PhD programmes of
the Ca' Foscari University of Venice Graduate School, (a.y. 2015/2016). Amendments or additions to the call for
applications will be published on the same website.
2. Annex A represents an integral part of this call for applications.
3. Online submission of the application form as set forth in the Art. 6 implies the acceptance by the candidate of
regulations contained in this call for applications.
4. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice will deliver all communication concerning this competitive selection process to
candidates by email. The email used will be the one specified by the candidate during registration on the
website (Art. 6, paragraph 2).
5. Candidates are strongly recommended to submit early applications and not to wait until the last minute. The
University shall not be held responsible for any dysfunction due to technical problems and/or overloading of
lines of communication and/or of the OS, for the loss of communications due to incorrect email address details
or candidates’ failures to communicate changes of e-mail address, nor for any other problems or delays caused
by third parties, unexpected occurrences or unforeseeable circumstances.
6. Failure to comply with the rules contained in this call for applications will result in exclusion from the competition.

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Call for application and admission criteria
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1. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice announces the 31 cycle of the following PhD Programmes for a.y. 2015/2016:
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PhD in Law, Market and Person

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PhD in Economics

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PhD in Management

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PhD in Philosophy and Educational Sciences

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PhD in Computer Science

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PhD in Italian Studies

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PhD in Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics

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PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change in partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on
Climate Change (CMCC)

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PhD in Environmental Sciences

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PhD in Asian and African Studies
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The University also announces the 31 cycle of the following inter-university PhD programmes for a.y. 2015/2016:
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PhD in Ancient Heritage Studies in partnership with the University of Trieste and University of Udine;

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PhD in History of the Arts in partnership with the IUAV University of Venice and the University of Verona.
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2. The PhD programmes have been accredited by the Ministry of Education Decree no. 693 dated August, 20
2014. The activation of the programmes for the academic year 2015/2016 is subject to the completion of the
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verification procedure of the maintenance requirements by ANVUR, by June, 30 2015.
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Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a.y. 2015/2016)

3. Candidates will be admitted to PhD programmes after passing a selection process (evaluation of academic
qualifications, written and/or oral examination) according to the conditions indicated in Annex A, which defines,
for each of the above mentioned PhD programmes listed in paragraph 1: research topics, number of available
places, admission requirements and candidate selection criteria used to produce the classification list.
4. Schedule of examinations (to be held approximately from mid-May to mid-June 2015), composition of
Admissions Committees, and dates for the announcement of the final shortlist results will be available on the
website of the Graduate School at www.unive.it/graduateschool > How To Apply > Call for applications AY
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2015/2016 on Tuesday April, 28 2015. The online announcement of the aforementioned schedule will be
considered as the only notice of convocation to the examination venue, if required. Candidates are invited to
attend the examination venue, without further notice, on the day and time advertised, showing a valid identity
document.
5. In case of an oral examination, the form contained in Annex A specifies whether the option of a video
conferencing interview via Skype is available. Candidates intending to participate in a video conferencing
interview must request this option when compiling the Application Form described in Art. 6, specifying their
Skype address, which will be used by the Admissions Committee to carry out the video call. The candidate must
be available at that address, on the day and at the time established by the Admissions Committee. Before the
beginning of the interview, candidates must show the ID uploaded with their application for the purpose of
identification; failure to do so will result in exclusion from the selection process. Failure to do any of the
following: communicate personal Skype address, be online, be available on the day or at the time established or
show a valid ID are all reasons leading to exclusion from the selection process. These reasons for exclusion do
not apply if the candidate attends the examination venue on the day established for the interview, presenting
valid ID, in order to take the test "face to face”.
6. The number of available places may be increased by means of subsequent funds, being understood that the
deadline for applications remains unchanged .
7. The PhD Programmes will start by mid September 2015 and normally end by September 2018. The courses will
last no less than 3 years and follow the academic calendar approved by the University. Enrolment on a PhD
Programme requires a total and full time commitment, and any incompatibility with other PhD students' activities
will be evaluated by the Teaching Board of the single PhD programmes.
8. The teaching and research activities involved in inter-university programmes will be organised in coordination by
the partner universities. The PhD qualification will be jointly awarded by the partner Institutions.

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Admission requirements

1. All candidates possessing any of the following requirements can submit their application without age or
citizenship limitations:    

“Laurea Specialistica” or “laurea magistrale” (the second cycle degree achievable in Italy since 1999 after
completing five years (or more) of university studies);
an Italian degree obtained before the system introduced by Ministerial Decree No. 509 dated 3 November
1999 amended by means of Ministerial Decree No. 270 dated 22 October 2004 (Laurea vecchio
ordinamento);
second-level university qualifications granted by AFAM institutions (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale,
“Advanced Artistic and Musical Training”);
a Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad – comparable in terms of duration, level and discipline field
to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme – and recognised as suitable for
admission to selection process in accordance with Art. 4 below.

2. For each PhD Programme, the forms in Annex A specify the type of academic qualifications required for
admission to the selection process and any further necessary requirement.
3. If provided in the Annex A forms, the equivalence of the Italian degree obtained before Ministerial Decree
509/1999 (Laurea vecchio ordinamento) with the degree classifications of the "Laurea magistrale" (second
cycle qualification) must be self-certified by the candidate according to Presidential Decree No. 445 dated 28
December 2000, No. 445 as amended by Art. 15, paragraph 1 of Italian Law No. 183 dated 12 November 2011.
Equivalence cannot be self-certified by candidates if there is no univocal correspondence between the two
degrees; being the case, candidates must request equivalence from the University that issued the degree in
compliance with Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009.
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445 as amended by Art. 8. 5. 6 below. Graduating students may also apply within the deadline laid down in Art.unive.it. Graduating candidates shall communicate the date on which they are awarded this qualification to the Administration of the University Graduate School by the abovementioned deadline via email to phd. but no later than December 31 . 2015/2016) th 4. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD programme. Qualifications must be attached to the online application form according to the procedure in Art. Alternatively they should have passed the GMAT test (Graduate Management Admission). 183 dated 12 November 2011). for more information see www. 5 - Assessed qualifications 1. provided they obtain their st degree by July. researchers or other specialists in the field. 2. or using different means or email address from the aforementioned will be excluded from the process. in a number of maximum two for each PhD programme. Annex A forms contain details of additional optional qualifications for each PhD programme.it/pag/7750. 2015. Should the Statement of Validity submitted by the candidate show that the qualification is not valid for enrolment on an academic programme at PhD level in the Country where the certification has been issued.000 characters spaces included).under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . 3. Reference letters from university lecturers. 445 dated 28 December 2000.mba. 2015/2016. Candidates with qualifications obtained abroad are admitted to the selection process conditionally. In order to certify their proficiency candidates must attach their certificates to their online application (for a list of certificates recognised by the University along with cases of exemption please check the University website at http://www. except for the possibility of acquiring st it subsequently. If selected. are optional qualifications. 7. No applications will be accepted from candidates already enrolled in other PhD programmes held by Ca' Foscari University or by partner Institutions in the case of inter-university programmes.y. They must attach their test certification to the online application. 9 2009 establishes correspondence between degree classifications for the "Laurea specialistica" (second cycle degree) set out by Ministerial Decree 509/99 and degree classifications for the "Laurea magistrale" (second cycle degree) set out by Ministerial Decree 270/04. Candidates failing to communicate attainment of the said qualification by this deadline or transmitting incomplete or incorrect communications. 15 paragraph 1 of Italian Law No. Art.application@unive. Candidates must present the following mandatory qualifications for admission to all the PhD Programmes of the current call:  Curriculum vitae et studiorum (preferably in European format). The Ministerial Decree dated July. No. 2. the candidate will be excluded from the PhD programme and will be required to return the scholarship he/she may have received.  Thesis abstract of the academic qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme (about 10.  PhD research proposal: information on how to draft proposals is available for some PhD programmes on the Graduate School website at www. they must provide a Statement of Validity ("Dichiarazione di valore in loco”).unive. Art.ets.at the time of enrolment.y. 3/24 . submitting a Personal Declaration of Certification if they are Italian or EU citizens.org/gre). 31 2015. if the qualification had been obtained outside the European Union.Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. Candidates applying for the PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change must also have passed the GRE General test (Graduate Record Examinations) before the application deadline (for more information see www.com/global. 6 below. and respecting the international agreements concerning the recognition of qualifications for further education.  Certificate of passed exams with grades (Italian and European Community citizens are merely required to submit a Personal Declaration of Certification under the Presidential Decree No. The suitability of the foreign qualification is verified by the Admissions Committee according to regulations current in Italy and in the Country where the qualification itself has been awarded.it/graduateschool> How To Apply > Call for applications a. Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . 6. 4 - International qualifications 1.

5 above will not be considered. 6 - Application form th 1. All documents in the previous paragraph 4 must be written in Italian or English.Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. can apply for only one curriculum. as described in the Annex A forms. courier or delivery service to the following address: Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia . The envelope must bear the candidate's name and surname along with the following words: “Concorso di ammissione al Dottorato in [name of PhD programme]”. 30123 Venice. With the exception of access qualifications described in Art. Candidates who intend to participate in several PhD Programmes will have to present separate application forms. th accompanied by a list. if you are a Ca' Foscari alumnus). paragraph 5 above. each of which obligatory to participate in the selection process: a. Candidates may add. 6. The envelope containing the publications can also be hand-delivered. candidates will receive a confirmation email containing a unique code assigned to each application and confirming that it has been correctly submitted. and sent via post. 3. The application form must be submitted by 1. cancel or modify the documents after the completion of the on-line application form described in section 2 above.it/nqcontent. if you already have log-in credentials giving you access to the Personal Area (for example. 12. to the Administration of the Ca' Foscari Graduate School Venice. Candidates who submitted invalid applications will be excluded from the selection process and informed by email. Selected candidates will need these credentials to accept their place as described in Art.Dorsoduro 1686. Venice. 9.y. compilation of the application form by entering the link for each PhD programme on the Ca' Foscari Graduate School website at http://www. b. b) membership of professional associations. provided they do so before the deadline of the application process. failure to do so will result in exclusion from the selection process. 24 2015. at the end of which you will be given a username and password.00 pm (Italian time) on Friday April.00 pm (Italian time) on Friday April. Qualifications and publications. 3. 445 dated 28 December 2000 as amended by Art. must be submitted in PDF format (maximum file size is 10 MB) and uploaded only during the compilation of the online application form. The University will check the validity of all applications after the submission deadline. 5. San Sebastiano . San Sebastiano . Lecturers/specialists must upload their letters by the application deadline. or translated into Italian or English by and under the responsibility of the candidates. you can skip this stage. candidates must ask lecturers/specialists to submit the letter by means of an online procedure. required by this Call for Applications and by Annex A: a) inclusion on registers or lists kept by Public Administrations. Candidates will receive an email informing them that the letter has been uploaded although these letters will be viewed only by the Administration of the Graduate School and the Admissions Committee. 15 paragraph 1 of Italian Law No. 8. 7. After consigning the envelope the candidates will be given a receipt. As far as reference letters are concerned.Scuola Dottorale di Ateneo. 24 2015 according to the online procedure described in paragraph 2 below. Under the Presidential Decree No. counter-signed on the flaps. At the conclusion of the procedure. 183 dated 12 November 2011. The publications must be placed in a sealed envelope. delivery service or by hand to the Ca' Foscari Graduate School. Incomplete applications or applications lacking the compulsory qualifications described in Art.Dorsoduro 1686. 2. It is compulsory to attach a copy of a valid identity document. Registration on the University website (Ca' Foscari University of Venice . by the deadline above mentioned. 11 below. 4/24 . Italian and EU citizens only need to submit a Declaration of Certification concerning the following statuses and personal facts.unive. certified by Public Administrations. Bulky publications or publications not available in an electronic format may be presented separately. Candidates who intend to participate in PhD Programmes with curricula. 10. 2015/2016) Art.cfm?a_id=173293. Candidates are entirely responsible for the prompt delivery of the envelope containing the publications by postal service. 4. enclosing the necessary documents for each of PhD Programme. candidates must enter the email addresses of the lecturers/specialists concerned who will receive an email with instructions explaining how to upload their letters. To enable this procedure. The procedure involves two stages. courier.English website > How To > Enrolment > Online registration). 11. when compiling their application. all qualifications must be submitted by the application deadline. by 1.

2015/2016. The final shortlist is unique for PhD Programme with more curricula and the activation of the individual curriculum depends on the position in the ranking of the candidates who are applying for that curriculum. indicating the type of support required. The candidates admitted with PhD scholarship bound to a specific topic are required to develop the theme of the research indicated by the scholarship during the course of their studies. 4. Admission to each PhD Programme will be exclusively established by the online shortlists published on the Ca' Foscari Graduate School website www. PhD scholarships awarded for specific topics will be assigned by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the affinity with the research topics of candidates' qualifications. 4. and then to the youngest candidate. n. 445 dated 28 December 2000. training.y. For PhD Programme with more curricula. 13. 104 dated 5 February 1992 must present their request during the online application. Chair included. In case of equally ranked candidates. 2. Candidates with disabilities intending to use the support provided under Italian Law No. chosen from public or private research Institutions in the case of externally funded scholarships.chosen from tenured professors and researchers. specialisation. Places made available due to candidates withdrawing before the start of the programme or due to candidates not enrolling will be assigned to the first eligible candidate on the shortlist. The University will also verify the truthfulness of Personal Declarations of Certification submitted by candidates: anyone submitting false declarations will be punishable under the Italian Penal Code and all applicable laws. refresher course or technical qualification. Committees establish the assessment criteria and weighting of qualifications and examinations prior to the examination process. 5/24 . 3. 2015/2016) c) qualification. 6. The post of Chair of the Admissions Committee shall be awarded to a Full Professor or. the will be only one Admission Committee and will be possible separate tests for each curriculum. 14. their academic profile and the results of selection examinations – if required. d) professional qualification. licence. The Admissions Committees can be supplemented with up to two experts. Any scholarships made available due to withdrawal of candidates will be assigned to eligible candidates in order of shortlist ranking. the verification procedure will be carried out in compliance with Art. 2. Candidates will be admitted to the selection process with the proviso that admission requirements are met. according to the terms laid down in the online announcement described in Art. paragraph 4. The Committee may also avail itself of the support of non-voting specialists for the assessment of specific disciplines. Places without scholarships are assigned to eligible candidates until all available places are filled. 2. This shortlist may also be used for the allocation of stipends under current law. if no Full Professor is available. e) student status. to the most senior Associate Professor. and are composed of at least three members – membership must be an uneven number. Candidates ranked in more than one shortlist must choose one PhD Programme only. scholarship allocation will take into account the candidate's household income (calculated according to the criteria set out in the current legislation governing access to higher education). The Admissions Committees are appointed by the Rector. or in case of equal seniority. Candidates admitted will not receive personal communications.Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 8. 8 - Final shortlist 1. 9. 5. examinations passed. In case of equal ranking.it/graduateschool > How To Apply > Call for applications a.unive. including candidates who withdrew from places without scholarships. 9 – will be allocated according to the shortlist. with regard to any aspects not covered by the Annex A forms. Eligible candidates will be admitted to each PhD Programme according to the shortlist until all available places are filled. 43 of Presidential Decree No. PhD scholarships – described in Art. 445. 7. 7 - Admissions Committees 1. Art. Art. 3. regardless of candidates' citizenship.y. after proposal made by the Teaching Board of the Graduate School. priority will firstly be given to candidates with a disability of 66% or over. either Italian or foreign. to the oldest in age. The University reserves the right to exclude candidates from the selection process at any time.

the candidate will display the "Payments" (please note that you can only pay by credit card Visa or Master Card). At the end of the enrolment form. due to withdrawal: a) complete the online enrolment procedure available accessing to the Personal Area. To accept the place successful candidates must pay their tuition and enrolment fees. verified by the Teaching Board. are entitled to a budget for research activities in Italy and abroad.jpeg format). 2. The PhD scholarship is renewable on an annual basis for the entire duration of the programme on the condition that the holder completed the programme of activities provided from year to year. e) declaration of working activity. Candidates who received either full or partial scholarships in the past may not reapply. Students admitted to PhD programmes may also be eligible for financial benefits. which will be disbursed in monthly instalments. 12 below. Candidates granted with a PhD scholarship will also be required to upload the following additional documents during the online procedure: a) A declaration stating either the subscription or non-subscription to a different social security fund. For further information please see the English website of Ca' Foscari University of Venice > How To > Financial aid > Scholarships. 3. 9 - PhD scholarships 1. The PhD scholarship may be increased by up to 50% for a period of up to 18 months in case of a study period abroad authorised by the Teaching Board.638. with the exception of those granted by national or foreign institutions to integrate research or study periods abroad. 6. PhD scholarships cannot be combined with either research grants or other scholarships assigned for any reason whatsoever.47 per year (including social insurance contributions payable by the scholarship holder). At this point candidates will be required to enclose: a) a passport photo (. may apply for scholarships in compliance with the regulations laid down by the Call for Applications for Regional Scholarships for AY 2015/2016. and complete the pre6/24 .y. paragraph 2. b) a copy of a valid identity document. To fill out the enrolment online form. The PhD scholarship. From the second year onwards. successful candidates must access their Personal Area of the website with the username and password assigned at the end of the registration process in Art.Regional scholarships for access to higher education and financial benefits 1. which will be published in July 2015. is €13. 10 . Art. b) pay the tuition and enrolment fees listed in Art. Art. with and without scholarships. 2. 4. The PhD scholarship is exempt from local tax and income tax (IRPEF). all PhD students. for an amount equal to at least 10% of the Phd scholarships. 2.Accepting the place and enrolment 1. 2015/2016) Art. 3. f) certification of English proficiency at least B2 level. Successful candidates within three working days of the date of publication of the shortlist on the University website (see online announcement described in Art. paragraph 4) must. d) a copy of residence Permit (if available). 5. c) a copy of their fiscal code number (if available). b) A declaration concerning the bank account details (or ‘Multiservice card’) to receive PhD scholarship instalments. Further details on how to fill out the enrolment form will be available in the English website of Ca' Foscari University of Venice: How To > Enrolment > Enrolment in a PhD. 11 . 6. 2.Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 9 above and who meet the requirements relative to household income laid down by current law. which is available in the downloads table of this webpage. Students admitted to PhD programmes who do not hold the scholarships described in Art.

it/graduateschool > PhD > Call for Applications. paragraph 7.00.it. 8. Candidates with qualifications obtained outside the European Union must enrol in person (for details see: English website of Ca' Foscari University of Venice: How To > Enrolment > Enrolment in a PhD). exemption is conditional upon renewal of the scholarship by the Ministry). 4. Art. which must be on or th before September. Fee levels and relative reductions. 2015/2016 has been set at € 1. for the entire duration of the PhD Programme. 5. at the same time. Candidates failing to send a communication of intent to withdraw within three working days will be considered to have withdrawn in any case. Following specific agreements with Companies. Without prejudice to the deadlines for submission of applications established in this Call. If already enrolled in a university programme. 2. 167 dated 14 September 2011 – Unified Apprenticeship Law) allows graduates aged up to 29 to enrol in a PhD Programme while being employed as an apprentice by a Company.PhD higher education apprenticeship and Industrial PhD programmes 1. Each successful candidate will receive an email with an enrolment reminder containing the access credentials (student identification number and password) for the university website and IT services. 3. The amount given in paragraph 1 section c) above may be further reduced on the basis of the student's household income calculated according to the Equivalent Economic Status Indicator (ISEE). candidates must also pay the regional tax for financial aid and stamp duty. • PhD students with scholarships from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (after the first year. 7. • PhD students with a disability rated at 66 per cent or more. Candidates intending to withdraw must do so within three working days of the date of publication of the shortlist on the University website by sending an email to postlauream@unive. 2015/2016) enrolment process described in the paragraphs above. The amount includes: a) Basic enrolment fee of € 201. Candidates cannot be enrolled in other PhD Programmes or other university courses held in other universities or research institutions. research projects linked to apprenticeship contracts will be published on the Ca' Foscari Graduate School website www. as well as the procedures and deadlines for issue of ISEE certification are all published at http://www. 13 . 5 of Legislative Decree No. Art. under current legislation governing access to higher education.y. provisions may be issued to reserve places for employees 7/24 . either in Italy or abroad. PhD Students in the following categories are only required to pay stamp duty and the regional tax for financial aid: • PhD scholarship holders.00. 8. 6. failure to do so will result in exclusion from the PhD Programme. 12 . 4. They must accept within three working days of the date of the email by following the procedure described in paragraphs 1 and 2 above. Fees are to be paid in two instalments.unive. if provided for under current law.Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 3. their places will be assigned in accordance with Art. following the procedure established by the University where they first enrolled. 2. candidates must suspend their studies. c) Tuition fees of € 796. The Companies interested will carry out a selection process among candidates eligible for this Call that meet the age limits by the hire date. b) Tax stamp of € 16. The enrolment procedure will be completed by the administration department within seven working days.00. 15 2015. The maximum amount for university fees in the a.013. which will be reimbursed: • PhD students who are beneficiaries of regional scholarships or eligible for such scholarships. The PhD higher education apprenticeship contract (Art.y. which will be established by the Regione Veneto. In case of withdrawal by candidates. Candidates concerned will receive an email offering them a place.unive. PhD Students in the following categories are exempt from both the regional tax for financial aid and tuition fees. In addition to this sum.it > How to > Tuition fees > PhD Programmes.00.University tuition and enrolment fees 1. Withdrawing candidates are not entitled to a refund of the paid fees.

workshops. 184 dated 12 April 2006 and the relative University Regulations. The tuition fees for enrolment on these Professional Master's Programme are the same fees paid for the PhD Programmes with which they are integrated. Art. 2. the following in particular: “Regolamento generale di Ateneo”. candidates are giving their tacit consent to the publication of their personal details and information relative to the selection process on the University website. 241 dated 7 August 19990. All PhD students completing their studies and receiving their PhDs will be automatically awarded the qualification of second-level Master provided they have completed at least 250 hours of practical training period (in Italian “tirocinio”) (10 ECTS). Five months after the publication of the shortlists. 4. 3. Art. 2. PhD students deciding to withdraw from the PhD Programme or continuing their PhD studies and asking for their qualification to be awarded in advance may. 17 . Presidential Decree No. During the first year the Professional Master's Programme and the PhD Programme have the same teaching activities. “Regolamento didattico di Ateneo”. “Regolamento dei Dottorati di ricerca di Ateneo”. Under Law No. the University will no longer be required to return the above mentioned documentation. 14 . 2. Art.Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 196 dated 30 June 2003 ("Personal Information Protection Code"). Art.Integrated Professional Master's Programmes (in Italian: 'Master universitari di secondo livello') – PhDs in Management and in Science and Management of Climate Change 1. unless appeals are underway. “Teaching Regulations of the University". by participating in the selection process.Reference regulations and offices responsible 1. PhD students enrolled in PhD programmes in Management and in Science and Management of Climate Change. anyone with a legally relevant interest in th exercising their right to access said records may do so prior to the 60 day after the date of their approval. All selection process records are public. equivalent to a total of 1500 hours of study. After successfully completing their first or second year of studies. Candidates may collect qualifications and publications submitted on paper 90 days after the date of the publication of the shortlists and no more than two months after this deadline. etc). For all matters not provided for by this Call for Applications reference should be made to Italian legislation governing PhD Programmes and to the current regulations of the University. The University undertakes to use the personal information supplied by candidates for the purpose of the selection process and of institutional business in accordance with Legislative Decree No.y.unive. Further information on this Call for Applications can be found at www. Master involves the acquisition of 60 ECTS.Privacy of personal information and right to access 1. at least 250 hours of practical training period (in Italian “tirocinio”) (10 ECTS) and a specific final examination. including at least 300 hours of teaching activities (lessons. acquiring 60 university credits (ECTS) and passing the specific tests provided by the Teaching Board will be awarded a Professional Master's Programme (Master of Research in Management Sciences e Master of Research in Science and Management of Climate Change). Students wishing to be admitted to these Professional Master's Programme must follow the procedures laid down for this Call for Applications. 2015/2016) carrying out highly specialised activities (Industrial PhD Programme) provided they pass this selection process. 2. be granted a Professional Master's Programme after completing at least 250 hours of practical training period (in Italian “tirocinio”) (10 ECTS) and passing a specific final examination. “Regolamento della Scuola Dottorale di Ateneo” and “Regolamento di Ateneo in materia di brevetti” (“General Regulations of the University”. Under the principles of the above law. "Regulations of the Graduate School" and "University Regulations concerning Patents"). 6.it/graduateschool or requested from 8/24 . with the approval of the Teaching Board. 16 .Collection of qualifications and publication materials 1. 5. 3. "Regulations of the University PhD Programme". 15 . Documentation may be collected in person or returned by the University at the request and expense of the candidate.

Call for applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 19 March 2015 The Rector Prof.application@unive. th Venice. For more information on accepting place offers and enrolment. 3. 11 above.00 am to 12. 2015/2016) the Administration Office of the Graduate School by calling the following number +39 041 234 7329. and from 10.it. from Monday to Friday. described in Art. Michele Bugliesi Annex: Annex A . contact the Post Lauream Office by calling the following number +39 041 234 7575 and/or by email to postlauream@unive.it.y.Fact sheets for PhD programmes Administrative Head: Dr Sabrina Daneluzzi 9/24 .00 pm and/or by email to phd.

the English version is provided for information only.unive. MARKET AND PERSON 7 2 1 PHD IN ECONOMICS 6 2 2 PHD IN MANAGEMENT 6 2 3 PHD IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 5 1 4 PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 7 2 5 PHD IN ITALIAN STUDIES 5 1 6 PHD IN MODERN LANGUAGES. 253/2015 is legally binding.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 2015/2016) Disclaimer: Please note that only the Italian version of the present call for applications issued with Rector’s Decree n.it/graduateschool > Accesso Annex A Fact sheets for current PhD programmes List of fact sheets: PhD programmes NonFact Places with scholarship sheet scholarships places number PHD IN LAW .y. AND LINGUISTICS 6 2 7 PHD IN SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE 8 2 8 PHD IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 7 2 9 PHD IN ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES 6 1 10 INTERUNIVERSITY PHD IN ANCIENT HERITAGE STUDIES 9 0 11 INTERUNIVERSITY PHD IN THE HISTORY OF ARTS 9 3 12 9/24 . The original Italian version is available at http://www. CULTURES AND SOCIETIES.

except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. postgraduate scholarships for research into fields pertinent to the PhD programme. 84/S Managements studies. LM-63 Public sector administrations. EU and international law. European commercial contract law. MARKET AND PERSON Research topics Private law. also on a non-continuing basis). 71/S Public sector administrations.  Scientific: publications on subjects pertinent to the PhD research topics. Labour contracts. EU and comparative labour law. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica (second cycle/Master’s degree) in one of the following subject areas: 19/S Finance. and concerning: “Ordinances secular and religious rights” 1 topic-specific scholarships funded by the “Autorità portuale di Venezia” and concerning: “Services of general interest in the port" Non-scholarship places 2 Total number of places available 9 Admissions procedure Written test and assessment of qualifications. European contract law. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Written test: 65  Qualifications: 35 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Admission test subjects Written test: includes various outlines on arguments pertinent to the PhD programme. 64/S Economic sciences. LM-62 Political sciences. LM-16 Finance. 3. LM-88 Sociology and Social Research. 509/1999. Person law. LM-56 Economics. by no later st than December 31 . Consumer law. 99/S European studies.y. researchers or other specialists in the field. 10/24 .  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art.PHD IN LAW. 89/S Sociology. Competition and market law. paragraph 6 of the call).under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications  Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers.  Other qualifications: specialist master's courses. also in languages. comparable in terms of duration. Public and constitutional Law. 70/S Political science. Business and company Law. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. Candidates will write an essay based on an outline of their choice.at the time of enrolment. including those covered in the topicspecific scholarships. attendance of postgraduate courses. 2015/2016) 1 . harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. 102/S Theory and techniques of legal texts. 22/S Law. 2015. Sources of European law.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad.  or Laurea magistrale (second cycle/Master’s degree) in one of the following subject areas: LMG/01 Jurisprudence. Further information All PhD students will be required to spend a period of training or research abroad based in a university or research institution (minimum period of 3/5 months. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Places available MIUR/University scholarships 5 Scholarships funded by other bodies 2 1 topic-specific scholarships funded by the “Fondazione Studium Generale Marcianum”. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . LM-90 European Studies. private and public Law. Comparative. LM-77 Business and economic sciences.

Mathematics for economics. 2015. TOEFL or other standard tests. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree). Places available MIUR/University scholarships 6 1 funded by the Department of Economics Non-scholarship places 2 Total number of places available 8 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualification and interview in English language (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects Discussion in English language of research proposal. Econometrics. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications). GMAT. researchers or other specialists in the field. (*) The Ca' Foscari Graduate School receives GRE scores directly. Public economics.org/gre. [35 of which for the research proposal (minimum score for admission to interview 50/75)]  Interview: 25. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. and of previous studies and training.  Other certification that candidates consider useful in support of their applications (score obtained in GRE*. by no later st than December 31 . Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Qualifications: 75. Applied economics. statements of research experiences in other universities or research institutions. awards and certificates). Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. specialist master's or other postgraduate courses. Economic policy. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications  Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. Mathematical finance.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) .Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. Macro economics.ets.  Scientific publications including working papers. 3.y. paragraph 6 of the call). For more information on GRE tests. Finance theory. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Qualifications must have been attained no more than 5 years prior to the date of publication of the Call for Applications in the Italian Official Gazette.  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. Operational research. 509/1999. 2. 2015/2016) 2 . see http://www. comparable in terms of duration. Candidates taking GRE tests must enter the following code: 0881.PHD IN ECONOMICS (COURSE HELD ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH) Research topics Micro economics.at the time of enrolment.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. 11/24 .

individual. statements of research experiences in other universities or research institutions. specialist master's or other postgraduate courses. see http://www. awards and certificates). otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. 509/1999.PHD IN MANAGEMENT (COURSE HELD ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH) Research topics Corporate and entrepreneurial theories: public.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . civil and fiscal accounting. (*) The Ca' Foscari Graduate School receives GRE scores directly.  Scientific publications including working papers.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. marketing and economics and management of industrial sectors. business strategy and game theory. Further information PhD students obtaining 60 university credits (ECTS) and passing the specific test provided by the Faculty Board as described in Art. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . organisation theories: planning models and techniques. management: industrial economy. by no later st than December 31 . and of previous studies and training. 2015/2016) 3 .y. 2. For more information on GRE tests. corporate governance and financial markets. planning and control. management of cultural production. 3. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree). except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. comparable in terms of duration.at the time of enrolment. researchers or other specialists in the field. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria  Qualifications: (minimum score for admission to interview 50/75)  Interview: 25 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects In-depth discussion of research proposal. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. organisation and strategic choices of actors in the transport industry. 14 of the Call for Applications will be awarded a Master of Research in Management Sciences. 2015. accounting theories: national and international accounting principles.  Other certification that candidates consider useful in support of their applications (score obtained in GRE*. TOEFL or other standard tests. economic history. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art.ets. human resource management and competence analysis. GMAT. Candidates taking GRE tests must enter the following code: 0881. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications). paragraph 6 of the call).  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. Theories of credit and finance: financial function of companies and of bank and non-banking financial intermediaries. theories of innovation and entrepreneurship.  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications  Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. 12/24 . group.org/gre. assessment of proficiency in the English language (advanced level). private and non profit company. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Places available MIUR/University scholarships 6 1 funded by the Department of Management Non-scholarship places 2 Total number of places available 8 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualification and interview in English language (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. business strategy and policy.

History of modern and contemporary philosophy. attended either in Italy or abroad. Intercultural pedagogy. either in Italy or abroad. Special pedagogy.  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. “Advanced Artistic and Musical Training”). Political philosophy. paragraph 6 of the call).PHD IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES CURRICULUM IN PHILOSOPHY – CURRICULUM IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCE Candidates may apply for only one curriculum in the PhD. Dynamic psychology. Philosophy of the social sciences. Research activity carried out in private and/or public bodies under contracts. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009.  or second-level university qualifications granted by AFAM institutions (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale. as indicated in the art. Postgraduate specialisation courses. research proposal. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Places available MIUR/University scholarships 5 Non-scholarship places 1 Total number of places available 6 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualification. 13/24 . Social pedagogy. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. Philosophical hermeneutics.y. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . Cognitive sciences. 2015/2016) 4 . Postgraduate diplomas. Philosophy of education Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree). Moral philosophy. by no later st than December 31 . Research topics Philosophy Curriculum: Theoretical Philosophy. researchers or other specialists in the field. 3. scholarships. History of Philosophy. History of Ancient Philosophy.  Publications. Logics Educational Science Curriculum: General pedagogy. Methodology and general didactics. Discussion of scientific qualifications. comparable in terms of duration. 2. Philosophy of language. Neuroscience. 6 of the call. Philosophy of Science. 2015. History of Philosophy of the Renaissance. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. research assignments. System assessment and educational research. Labour pedagogy. Technologies for education and didactics. Bioethics.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . Social psychology. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications     Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. and candidate's curriculum.at the time of enrolment. 509/1999.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Research proposal: 43  Qualifications: 14 [minimum score for admission to interview (research proposal + qualifications) 28/57]  Interview: 43 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects Admission test may be taken in Italian or English. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications). Aesthetics. and interview (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. Philosophy of Religion.

 or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. by no later st than December 31 . Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. Data and web mining. 2015/2016) 5 . level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Places available MIUR/University scholarships 7 2 of which are topic-specific scholarships funded by the Department of Environmental Sciences.PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (COURSE HELD ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH) Research topics All topics related to the scientific/disciplinary area in question. 2. Computing systems and performance evaluation. Human-Computer interaction.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. 14/24 . Databases. System security. paragraph 6 of the call). harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. and concerning:  “Cybersecurity and cryptography”  “Modelling sustainability assessment of engineered nano-materials (ENMs) through decision support system software” Non-scholarship places 2 Total number of places available 9 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualifications and interview (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. 3. Scientific activity. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Qualifications: 70 (minimum score for admission to interview 50/70)  Interview: 30 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects IT disciplines pertinent to the field of the candidate's research proposal. Programme analysis and verification. Formal methods of computer science. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree). 2015. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications). Distributed and parallel systems and algorithms.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. Postgraduate diplomas. Computer vision and pattern recognition. regarding both theoretical foundations and applications. The research topics developed in the PhD programme focus on the following: Bioinformatics.at the time of enrolment. Scientific publications.y. Informatics and Statistics. Cryptography. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications     Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. Web technologies. Network Security. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. 509/1999. comparable in terms of duration. Foundation of programming languages. researchers or other specialists in the field.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . Multimedia information systems. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently.

Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. as well as in modern languages or dialects or jargons. linguistic. The interview consists of a discussion of the candidate's research proposal and an assessment of their research skills. either in Italian or by Italian authors who have written in Latin. critical. philological. by no later st than December 31 . 509/1999. Literary civilisation of north-eastern Italy.  or second-level university qualifications granted by AFAM institutions (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. 2015/2016) 6 . Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . comparable in terms of duration. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications).PHD IN ITALIAN STUDIES Research topics Editing. paragraph 6 of the call). 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications     Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. The admission test will be held in Italian. Perspectives of Italian literary criticism. researchers or other specialists in the field.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . historical-literary problems. literature and culture. which have come into contact with the former. 2. Postgraduate scholarships. Greek. Scientific publications. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. Relationship between the Italian language. and hermeneutical problems. and interview (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. 2015. and the ancient and modern cultures and literatures. Old French. assessment of qualification.  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no.y. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. Provençal. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Written test: 50 (minimum score for admission to interview 30/50)  Interview: 30  Qualifications and publications: 20 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects The written test consists of an essay on one of the following subjects: Philology of literary texts from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. 15/24 . level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Places available MIUR/University scholarships 5 1 funded by the Department of Humanities Non-scholarship places 1 Total number of places available 6 Admissions procedure Written test. Italian language and literature. “Advanced Artistic and Musical Training”). analysis and interpretation of literary texts from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. Attendance of postgraduate specialisation courses with a duration of at least six months. 3. Digital humanities. from their origins to the present. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree).at the time of enrolment.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad.

historical and epistemological characteristics. Greek. Czech. didactics of foreign languages. Polish. postgraduate schools. 509/1999. Cultures and Societies Curriculum: during the interview candidates will prove their proficiency in two languages chosen from the list below: Albanian. Linguistics Curriculum: Grammar theory. Research topics Modern Languages. German. English. Serbo-Croatian. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree). analysed in terms of their context-bound specificities. Catalan and Portuguese literatures and cultures from the Iberian Peninsula Portuguese literatures and cultures from Latin America and Africa German and Austrian literature and culture Literatures.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . PhDs). Only for candidates in Modern Languages. Modern Greek. studies into the novel. cultures and philologies from the Slavic and Balkan area. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications). philological. Russian. Portuguese. by no later st than December 31 . Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. 2015/2016) 7.PHD IN MODERN LANGUAGES.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. Cultures and Societies Curriculum: the modern languages. rhetorical. Czech. CULTURES AND SOCIETIES – CURRICULUM IN LINGUISTICS Candidates may apply for only one curriculum in the PhD. Croatian. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. Bulgarian. AND LINGUISTICS CURRICULUM IN MODERN LANGUAGES. 2. 6 of the call.at the time of enrolment. CULTURES AND SOCIETIES. literatures and cultures listed below. Catalan. intercultural and cross-disciplinary studies. researchers or other specialists in the field.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. Bulgarian. as a premise for communication between complex cultural systems:          Anglo-American literatures and cultures English literature and culture Postcolonial literatures and cultures in English European French and Francophone literature and culture Ibero-American literatures and cultures Spanish. Russian. French.  or second-level university qualifications granted by AFAM institutions (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale. postgraduate specialisation courses. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications  Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers.y. Serbian and Slovenian The following will be carried out in the context of the scientific and disciplinary sectors concerned: Comparative studies. “Advanced Artistic and Musical Training”). as well as from a comparative perspective – that is. Spanish. generative grammar.  Scientific publications. and of Italian as a foreign language. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Qualifications must have been attained no more than 10 years prior to the date of publication of the Call for Applications in the Italian Official Gazette. 2015. comparable in terms of duration. their stylistic. Places available MIUR/University scholarships 6 Non-scholarship places 2 Total number of places available 8 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualifications and interview (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. paragraph 6 of the call). 16/24 .  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. 3.  Other degrees and academic qualifications obtained in Italy or abroad (specialist master's courses.  Postgraduate fellowships and scholarships. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. Polish. as indicated in the art. and relative to the following language areas: Albanian.

17/24 . 20 (minimum score for admission to interview: 40/70)  Interview: 30 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects Only for candidates in Modern Languages. their proficiency in Italian will also be assessed.y. research proposal and eventual scientific work submitted. Cultures and Societies Curriculum: the interview (in Italian) involves a discussion of candidate's area of interest. Only for candidates in Linguistics Curriculum: The interview (in Italian or English) involves a discussion of candidate's area of interest.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 2015/2016) Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Required qualifications: 50  Optional qualifications. research proposal and eventual scientific work submitted in addition to an assessment of proficiency in the two foreign languages chosen. International candidates will take their interview in a bridge language (English or Spanish) other than their mother tongue.

 or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. Alternatively candidates must have passed the GMAT test (Graduate Management Admission). by no later st than December 31 .PHD IN SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE (COURSE HELD ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH) (in partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change . will involve a discussion of the candidate's research proposal and motivations. Research experience acquired at universities or research institutes.ets. 2015/2016) 8 . 2. in English language. Scientific publications with abstract in English. Places available MIUR/University scholarships 5 Scholarships funded by other bodies 3 funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change . The interview will assess the candidate's competencies in foundation subjects as well as their motivation. including thesis title and abstract in English. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Qualifications: 40  Research proposal: 35 [minimum score for admission to interview (research proposal + qualifications) 50/75]  Interview: 25 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects The interview. Specialist master's or other postgraduate courses.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. 2015. The Ca' Foscari Graduate School receives GRE scores directly (candidates must enter the code 0881 when taking the test). 3. Pass score in the GRE General Test (Graduate Record Examinations). Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . 509/1999. assessment of economic impact of climate change. researchers or other specialists in the field.CMCC Non-scholarship places 2 Total number of places available 10 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualification and interview in English language (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. other issues related to climate change and management of climate-change-related environmental and socio-economic processes. cost-benefit analysis of mitigation and adaptation policies. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Qualifications must have been attained no more than 10 years prior to the date of publication of the Call for Applications in the Italian Official Gazette. paragraph 7 of the Call for Applications) to their application.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a.y. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. see http://www.CMCC) Research topics Dynamics of climate variations and change. 3. 14 of the Call for Applications will be awarded a Master of Research in Science and Management of Climate Change. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. with a maximum of 5 power point slides. Further information PhD students acquiring 60 university credits (ECTS) and passing the specific tests provided by the Faculty Board as described in Art. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications).org/gre Given that test results will not be transmitted immediately. methods and techniques for the management of climate change and its impact. paragraph 6 of the call). comparable in terms of duration. candidates must attach a declaration (see Art.at the time of enrolment. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications     Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. For more information on GRE tests. 18/24 . The research proposal will be submitted by the candidate during interview. as well as evaluating skills acquired in subjects necessary for quantitative analysis and model generation such as mathematics and statistics.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree).

harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. 2015/2016) 9 . Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Qualifications: 70 (minimum score for admission to interview 50/70)  Interview: 30 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects The interview will cover the disciplinary areas of the research proposal.  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. Environmental reclamation and technologies.at the time of enrolment. 3. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications). 2015. paragraph 6 of the call). Scientific publications. 509/1999. Informatics and Statistics. comparable in terms of duration. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications     Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. Postgraduate diplomas. and may include a discussion of the qualifications submitted by the candidate. Dynamics of environmental processes. Territorial and resource management. Environmental physics. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. researchers or other specialists in the field. Environmental biotechnology and biochemistry. 2. Microbiology. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Places available MIUR/University scholarships 7 3 of which are topic-specific scholarships funded by the Department of Environmental Sciences.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 19/24 .  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. Earth science. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree). Ecology. and concerning:  “Assessment of medium and long-term behaviour of nano-based products used in conservation and restoration of works of art”  “Development of innovative virtual technology tools for supporting the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to aquaculture”  “Study of biomass combustion in environmental records” Non-scholarship places 2 Total number of places available 9 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualification and interview (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. by no later st than December 31 . except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. Scientific activity. Environmental chemistry. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) .y.PHD IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Research topics Biology.

Foreign languages for international communication. Vietnamese. Yiddish). Persian. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Qualifications (required and optional): 15  Research Proposal: 40 [minimum score for admission to interview (research proposal + qualifications) 40/55]  Interview: 45 20/24 .Archaeology.Religion studies. Cambodian.Law. with particular reference to adab literature. Persian. Georgian. Candidates may take the tests in a language chosen from: Italian. 17/S – Philosophy and history of science. LM-37 . Armenian. Yiddish. LM-52 – International relations. art. 97/S . Azerbaijani. Turkish. poetry and rhetoric” 1 Non-scholarship places 1 Total number of places available 7 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualifications. 3. Azerbaijani. 98/S . PhDs). Turkish. 39/S Conference interpreting. by no later st than December 31 . history. interview. 70/S . French or Spanish. Candidates applying for the Bonebakker scholarship will be tested on their knowledge of Arabic (ancient and/or modern) and their research proposal must take this condition into account. Hindi. moral political and aesthetic philosophy. Chinese. LM-64 – Religion. Hebrew.Modern Languages and Literatures European and American. LMG/01 – Law.  Other degrees and academic qualifications obtained in Italy or abroad (specialist master's courses. 95/S . 22/S . LM-39 Linguistics. Tibetan. LM-62 – Political science.Modern history. 42/S . Aramaic. Georgian. Aramaic. LM-36 – Languages and literature of Africa and Asia.Ancient history. comparable in terms of duration. paragraph 6 of the call).  Scientific qualifications. Urdu.at the time of enrolment. 18/S Theoretical. postgraduate schools. Hindi.  Fellowships and scholarships.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. 104/S .Modern European and American Languages and Literatures. 60/S – International relations.Contemporary history. LM-78 Philosophical studies. Indonesian. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master’s degree) in one of the following subject areas: 2/S . Chinese.History of art. LM-89 – History of art. Urdu. Armenian.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. Sanskrit. Thai. 41/S . postgraduate specialisation courses. 96/S .  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. 44/S Linguistics. Tibetan. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. 102/S . Places available MIUR/University scholarships 5 1 funded by the Department of Asian and North African Studies Scholarships funded by other bodies: Bonebakker topic-specific scholarship concerning: “Arab literature from the pre-modern period (including the Mamluk period).y. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme  In-depth knowledge of at least one of the languages listed for the research topics supported by the candidate's curriculum vitae et studiorum and assessed by the Committee during the preliminary meeting. LM-84 – Historical studies.Medieval history. LM-2 . 43/S . cultures. Manchu. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. Korean.Translation of literary and technical texts. researchers or other specialists in the field. Japanese. Korean. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level .History of philosophy. 2015/2016) 10 . English. 509/1999. Sanskrit.Political science. Japanese.PHD IN ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES Research topics Languages. LM-94 Specialist translation and interpreting. and legal and economic institutions of Asian and North Africa (languages: Arabic. During the interview candidates will be tested on their knowledge of one of the following languages (ancient or modern): Arabic. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications  Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. Hebrew. LM-38 – Modern languages for international communication and cooperation.Archaeology. 94/S . thought.Theory and techniques of legal texts. Mongolian. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. 93/S . 2015.African and Asian languages and literature.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. 72/S . assessment of proposal research.

research proposal and eventual scientific work submitted together with a review of argumentation skills. in addition is provided an assessment of proficiency in the foreign language chosen.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a.y. 21/24 . 2015/2016) Minimum admission score: 60/100 Test subjects The interview involves a discussion of candidate's area of interest.

LM-5 . moral. 72/S – Religion studies. LM–11 – Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. Etruscology and Italic archaeology. paragraph 5 of the Call for Applications). Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . ancient topography. Places available MIUR/University scholarships 9 3 funded by Ca' Foscari University of Venice 3 funded by the University of Trieste 3 funded by the University of Udine Total number of places available 9 Admissions procedure Written test. Specialist Master's Programmes or SSIS (Post-Graduate Teacher Training College) diplomas. comparable in terms of duration. 3. and interview (possibility of video conferencing interview as described in Art. LM-78 – Philosophy. ancient history (Greek history and epigraphy.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. LMR/02 – Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. LM-84 – History.at the time of enrolment. LM-2 .  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . Egyptology. LM-43 – Information technology methods for the humanities.Archaeology. 97/S – Medieval history.Linguistics. paragraph 6 of the call). Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  Written test: 35 (minimum score for admission to interview 24/35) 22/24 . 41/S-African and Asian languages and literature. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. 2. 96/S . researchers or other specialists in the field. classical tradition. ancient Near Eastern history. LM-64 – Religion.Linguistics. Candidates may not choose the language of their country of origin. Extracurricular internships and placements. Foreign language certificates. classical archaeology. by no later st than December 31 .History of philosophy. Greek and Latin palaeography. 17/S . Interdisciplinary topics: Linguistics. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications     Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. political and aesthetic philosophy. 40/S – Italian language and civilisation. literature and history. 12/S – Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. collaborations with Museums and Cultural Heritage Bodies. Postgraduate diplomas. Scientific qualifications. medieval Latin literature).     Extracurricular learning activities.y. 11/S – Conservation of scientific and industrial heritage. history of ancient Mediterranean religions.PHD IN ANCIENT HERITAGE STUDIES (in partnership with the Universities of Trieste and Udine) Research topics Ancient world literature and philology (Greek language and literature. ancient Near Eastern history of art and archaeology. classical philology.Archaeology. digital humanities. history of ancient philosophy. LM-89 – History of art. 2015. Latin language and literature. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. history of ancient historiography). Teaching experience in secondary schools or universities. 5/S Library studies. 93/S – Ancient history. scholarly and publishing activities. level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme Qualifications must have been attained no more than 10 years prior to the date of publication of the Call for Applications in the Italian Official Gazette. LM-39 . Assyriology. Roman history and Latin epigraphy. 44/S . Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master’s degree) in one of the following subject areas: 2/S . Scientific activities such as: participation in and management of archaeological excavations. assessment of qualification. LM-15 – Ancient philology. 98/S – Modern history. medieval and Christian archaeology). numismatics. 95/S – History of art. During the interview candidates will be tested on their knowledge of a second language of their choice. papyrology. LM14 – Modern philology. 94/S – Contemporary history. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art.Library studies. 24/S – Computer Science for humanities. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. 2015/2016) 11. presentations at conferences and seminars. 509/1999. 18/S – Theoretical. history of medieval philosophy. early Christian literature. 15/S – Philology and classical literature.Philosophy and history of science. organisation of laboratories. LM-36 – Languages and literature of Africa and Asia.  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. archaeology (prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology. 16/S – Modern philology.

The interview will include a discussion of the written test and the research project. International candidates may choose to be interviewed in English. the official language of the PhD programme is Italian. 2015/2016)  Research proposal: 25  Qualifications: 10  Interview: 30 Minimum admission score: 60/100 Interview subjects In the written test candidates will be required to translate and comment on a historical or archaeological text focussing on arguments relevant to the PhD research topics listed above.Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. and knowledge of this language is a prerequisite for participation in learning activities. which will be evaluated for pertinence to the areas of study of the PhD programme. However. 23/24 .y. it will also examine the candidates' previous learning and research experience as well as their language proficiency and general educational background.

collecting. modern and contemporary periods. Qualifications eligible for assessment Required qualifications (described in Art. economic history. Language/s Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level . by no later st than December 31 .Call for Applications for admission to the 31st cycle of PhD programmes at the Ca' Foscari Graduate School (a. urban history.  or second-level university qualifications granted by AFAM institutions (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale. architectural history. Specialist Master's Programme or other postgraduate courses. Admission requirements  Laurea specialistica/magistrale (second cycle/Master's degree).  or degree obtained under the Italian university system in force prior to the Ministerial Decree no. medieval. It may also call upon the candidate to supply further details with regard to the documentation submitted for the purpose of assessment. Test and/or qualification assessment criteria The Committee may assign up to 100 points as follows:  90 points for compulsory qualifications  10 points for optional qualifications. Places available MIUR/University scholarships 9 3 funded by Ca' Foscari University of Venice 3 funded by the IUAV University of Venice 3 funded by the University of Verona Non-scholarship places 3 Total number of places available 12 Admissions procedure Assessment of qualifications. The Committee may avail itself of qualified experts on the Faculty Board for the assessment of projects submitted. as well as their intended uses. 5 of the Call for Applications) Optional qualifications       Up to a maximum of two reference letters from university lecturers. the system of the arts. researchers or other specialists in the field.  or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad. multimedia applications for the promotion of local artistic heritage. 2015. 509/1999. Other relevant qualifications.y. construction and layout history. 3. focussing in particular on their economic. paragraph 6 of the call). Awards and certificates.under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . analysis and history of musical. Scientific publications including working papers. and the transformation in practices. exhibition and consumption of artefacts. historic-cultural and environmental heritage studied through documentation. harmonised under the Ministerial Decree dated 9 July 2009. the contemporary system of art works and performance art. except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently. history or environmental geography. exhibitions and museology in ancient. “Advanced Artistic and Musical Training”). level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme The study path must relate to art history or disciplines in the fields of art and performance. imagery and multimedia. Research experience acquired at universities or research institutes. 2015/2016) 12 . Minimum admission score: 80/100 24/24 .PHD IN HISTORY OF ARTS (in partnership with the IUAV University of Venice and the University of Verona) Research topics Analysis and history of buildings and their urban context.at the time of enrolment. analysis of materials and structures. otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme (see art. theatrical and cinematographic artefacts. comparable in terms of duration. musicology.