Organization and Practical Information
Graduate School in Chemistry
Organization and practical information
The Graduate School in Chemistry is run jointly by the University of Trieste (UniTs, administrative headquarter) and by the University of Venezia (UniVe). The two cities, located in the north-east of Italy, are ca. 150 km apart. Each Ph D position is either in Trieste or in Venice, even though joint events will takes place.
The duration of the Graduate School in Chemistry is 3 years. Every year on November 1
the School starts a new triennial Cycle. The candidates are selected (usually in September every year) by a Commission. The selection involves the evaluation of the CV (including a research programme written by the candidate) and an interview. Fellowships will be assigned to the successful candidates in order of decreasing mark. Applicants from every Country are welcome, provided that they have an undergraduate degree comparable to the Italian ‘Laurea Magistrale’. Applications must be submitted exclusively on line, after UniTs has released the competition announcement (typically in June) see (http://www2.units.it/dott/en/?file=DottBandi.inc), for chemistry, see “Attachment 3”.
In the Italian system, each Graduate School has more positions available than fellowships. Of course, most candidates are interested only to the positions with fellowships. However, after all fellowships have been assigned, the remaining successful candidates may still enrol in the graduate school (without fellowship).
For details see the bilingual website of the University of Trieste (http://www.units.it/dottorati/ “How to apply”) and this document.
Ph D application step-by-step
For the application, go to (http://www2.units.it/dott/en/) and on the left menu click on “How to apply” . Then follow the instructions and register on-line.
In 2015 the Graduate School in Chemistry has 14 fellowships available, 8 for UniTs and 6 for UniVe.
The deadline for the application is July 30th, 2015.
At the oral interview each candidate will be asked if he/she has a preference for one of the positions or not. This selection automatically decides if the candidate (in case is successful) will work at UniTs or at Unive.
All the admitted candidates may decide to enrol (typically the enrolment has to be done within November 1). In 2015, only the top 14 successful candidates will have a full fellowships, provided that they fulfil the requirements concerning their income. The other admitted candidates (ranking in positions 15-18) may decide whether to enrol in the School until all available positions are taken. Regretfully, graduate students without fellowship have also to pay a yearly tax.
Macthing student with research project
The modality applied to match the Ph D students with the research projects is slightly different at UniTs and UniVe.
For UniTs, each one of the 8 fellowships will be linked to one of the Priority Projects listed in the website of the School: (http://web.units.it/dottorato/chimica/it/node/657). Students will make their choice in order of decreasing mark at the admission test (best students choose first).
For UniVe, the fellowships will be linked to the research topics active at DSMN (http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=139838). Students will make their choice in order of decreasing mark at the admission test (best students choose first).
Step-by step guide on how to apply on-line
1) Go to the home page of the Graduate Schools of the University of Trieste at http://www2.units.it/dott/en/
2) From the left menu click on How to apply
3) Then click on “Register Online” and follow the instructions given there.
4) Please remember to download, fill and submit the form “Integration to the application”.