During the second and third year, students are supposed to work on their thesis: part of this period should be spent abroad . Over the years, our PhD students have spent visiting periods in outstanding universities such as, for example, London School of Economics, Penn University, University of Chicago, University of Toulouse e Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Moreover, PhD students can take advantage of the exchange agreements of the University of Padova and the Department of Economics and Management with international partners like the Boston University and the Michigan University.
You should enter your doctoral programme in October at the start of the academic year if at all possible. This is when taught modules commence within the School, as does the University’s research training programme and the widest array of training courses. After the training-needs assessment with your supervisor you may be asked to attend one or more first semester modules commencing in October and, if the training is deemed essential to your programme, this may be a requirement for any offer of a place.
October is also the start of the academic year for all students, with a formal induction programme as well as a vibrant calendar of events, and you’ll definitely benefit socially if you start your studies with other new students.