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The call for applications for the a.y. 2024/2025 is open.
The deadline for the application is: June 27th

Note. The Call is published in Italian and in English. At the moment the English version is still being edited but it should be available very soon.

Admission to the program is through competition. Four scholarships are available

All positions are fully funded for a duration of four years.

We invite Expressions of Interest from outstanding graduates in the fields of Economics, Finance, Business or other social sciences who hold a Master’s degree or diploma, or expect to graduate by October 1st 2024 and have a strong interest in the field of Economics.




Candidates holding a second cycle degree (Laurea magistrale), an equivalent qualification, or a qualification equivalent to the level of studies (Master’s Degree) awarded by a foreign university, may apply to take part in the competition for admission to the doctoral research programme, as per the article above.

The suitability of the foreign academic qualification in terms of content is evaluated by the Examining Committee set up for admission to the doctoral programme, in compliance with the regulations in force in Italy and in the country in which the academic qualification was issued, and with the international treaties or agreements on the recognition of qualifications for the purpose of continuing studies.
Those without a second-cycle degree may also apply. Candidates without a Master's degree admitted to the PhD programme must obtain the required qualification by Ctober 1st 2024.


Applications for admission must be submitted by no later than 2 pm of 27 June 2024, following the procedures described below:
1. Register online on the University portal (
This operation is not required of those alreadyregistered on the portal or in possession of University login credentials (final year students or those who graduated from the University of Milan less than a year ago);
2. Login and submit an application for admission to the Doctoral programme by accessing Admission services -Servizio di ammissione dottorati di ricerca (;
3. Pay the non-refundable fee of €50 covering selection costs, within the deadline for admissions.

The following documents (no larger than 10 MB) must be uploaded (as pdf .rtf or .jpg files) to complete the online admissions procedure:
A. Diploma Supplement or Bachelor's/Master's diploma (or equivalent qualification obtained in Italy or abroad), with transcript of records. Upcoming graduates are required to submit a certificate of enrolment in lieu of the diploma. The documents must be in Italian, English,French, German or Spanish. This document is not required of graduates/upcominggraduates of the University of Milan since it will be acquired internally;
B. CV describing any professional experience and other qualifications held by the applicant;
C. Research project (using Form 1 attached hereto);
D. Copy of passport (foreign applicants only);
E. List of publications (if any);
F. Annex A.
Non-EU candidates residing abroad are also required to submit an online application for pre-enrolment through Universitaly, in order to obtain a student visa.
The online application cannot be modified or supplemented with further documentation once it has been confirmed.
Self-certification is accepted in the cases provided for and pursuant to current legislation.
Please note that the failure to provide even just one of the documents (from A to C) above, will result in the candidate being excluded from the competition.

In addition to the above listed documentation, at the request of the Teaching Committee, as specified in the table, applicants must ask qualified referees who have been involved in their training to provide one letter of reference drafted according to Form 2 attached hereto, which the referees must email directly (as a .pdf file) to the address indicated in the doctoral programme description by the competition deadline. The reference letters will be looked at in conjunction with the candidate’s CV but will not be awarded any points.




Admission to the doctoral programme is through a public selection procedure that involves:
- assessment of the CV (up to 20 points) and of the research project (up to 10 point), possibly based on his/her second cycle degree dissertation
- online interview (up to 70 points).
The research project, which must be described according to a standard format (Form 1 attached here to), is relevant for the sole purposes of selection and does not constitute any obligation regarding the subsequent choice of doctoral thesis in the event that the candidate is admitted.
The candidate’s CV and research project will be evaluated prior to the interview, and candidates will be able to see the result of the evaluation on the University portal. Candidates who have obtained at least 10 points in the curriculum and at least 5 points in the research project are admitted to the interview.
The doctoral programme admission exam is passed if the candidate obtains the minimum score of at least 70/100.



Applicants are admitted to the programme in accordance with the ranking order until the number of places available has been filled. The rankings of eligible applicants will be published online, on the days following the interviews, on the University website.


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