The University of Siena has set up Doctoral Programmes for young people with particular expertise in the field of research who wish to obtain the qualification of PhD. The Doctoral Programmes offer a wide variety of programmes on specific scientific topics.
Admission to the Doctoral Programmes is subject to a selection process, which is open to those in possession of an Italian second cycle degree (or degree awarded under the previous Italian system) or an equivalent qualification awarded by a foreign university.
Each year at least half of the number of doctoral students admissible to each Doctoral Programme will receive a scholarship. These are awarded according to a list of merit drawn up following the admission examination and the exact number of grants is redefined on an annual basis.
- Competition announcements for admission to the Doctoral Schools are issued from April/May.