How to Apply
Deadline for Application
The deadline for the application for the next cycle (XXXVII) is out!
Call for Applications
General Information will be soon made available:
in Italian: see “Bando di Concorso” and “Allegato A” at the web page of the PhD Programmes of the University of Genoa
in English: see “Notice of public examinations” and “Annex A” at web page of the PhD Programmes of the University of Genoa.
The application must be submitted through a dedicated online service. See the on-line help for instructions.
You must fill in the form with your personal data and specify the PhD programme you are applying for, namely “Security, Risk and Vulnerability”. You must also specify a curriculum.
It is assumed that you are interested in one of the research areas of the PhD in Security, Risk and Vulnerability.
A list of specific themes proposed by each specific curriculum will be made available here:
Cybersecurity and Reliable Artificial Intelligence (Curriculum Coordinator: Luca Oneto)
Security and Law (Curriculum Coordinator: Giorgio Afferni)
Security and Strategic Studies (Curriculum Coordinator: Giampiero Cama)
Management and Security (Curriculum Coordinator: Terry Torre)
Risk and Resilience Engineering for the Natural, Industrialized and Built environments (Curriculum Coordinator: Serena Cattari)
Risk, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Curriculum Coordinator: Luca Ferraris)
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of the Curriculum they are interested in. In case they wish to visit the department, they can contact the PhD program coordinator, the Curriculum Coordinator, or the proposer(s) of a specific theme or scholarship.
IMPORTANT: For admission you must have a University degree at Master level or you must obtain it by 31 October 2021.
If you have a foreign degree (i.e. if you did not graduate in Italy) your application must follow an ad hoc procedure to have your degree recognized as equivalent to an Italian degree.
To complete the application you must upload a number of documents (in pdf format), including:
Each candidate may be asked to provide reference letters to support the application. Please look at the call text of the curriculum of interest as different requirements may apply.
Reference letters must not be sent by the candidate. The reference letters must be sent by the writer of the letter to the email address(es) indicated in the official announcement of the PhD positions, before the submission deadline.
Writers of reference letters in support of applicants to the PhD program in Security, Risk and Vulnerability at the University of Genoa are asked to prepare a reference letter following the template below either in English or Italian. If indicated in the call text of the curriculum, the writer of the reference letter is required to enclose also a CV. All information will be used only for the purpose of deciding admissions to the PhD program in Security, Risk and Vulnerability at the University of Genoa.