Research abroad and study stays in foreign countries



During the three years of the Doctorate it is possible to spend periods of study or research at foreign universities, organizations or institutes, if deemed useful for the development of one's research topic.

Study stays abroad must be authorized in advance by the PhD Coordinator or the student's Tutor; if, on the other hand, the continuous stay is longer than six months, the Board of Teachers must also officially pronounce it.

Scholarship holders can also take advantage of an increase in the scholarship for the days spent abroad.

To download the forms and learn in detail how to conduct stays in other countries (asking the 50% of the scholarship amount), visit the page dedicated to research abroad.




Call for the assignment of financial contributions for at least one month (without interruptions) mobility at foreign institutions, for doctoral students enrolled in cycles XXXV, XXXVI and XXXVUI of the University of Ferrara.

Application deadline: Applications must be sent by e-mail to the account no later than Monday 30/05/2021, at 12 a.m.

Call and request formAcceptance letter draft

Graduatoria/Ranking list



The economic support is intended for international motilities of at least three-month length to be spent in Higher Education Institutions, Research Centers or Laboratories engaged in highly qualified research activities.

Compulsory mobility deadline: September 30th, 2023

Mobility duration: NOT LESS than 3 month without interruption;

The deadline for the applications submission is set on May 30th, 2022 at 12.00 (CET, Italian Time). Applications must be sent to:


Call and request formLearning AgreementAcceptance letter draft

Ranking list


Additional call for mobility scholarship for periods at European and extra European Institutions for UniFE PhD students

CALL (Eng)




Application formLearning agreement

Deadline for submitting applications:

Within and not further than h. 12:00 (Italian time CET) on Thursday November 25, 2021.

PhD forms must be sent to the email address:


2021 Expired calls

The thesis in co-tutorship with a foreign university

As part of a doctorate carried out in co-tutorship, or according to specific agreements signed by Unife with other foreign universities, it is possible to obtain a joint degree, that is, valid both in Italy and in the country of the partner university. The joint tutelage allows PhD students to prepare the doctoral thesis by carrying out alternating research periods at the University of Ferrara and the associated one. The doctoral thesis, thus elaborated, will be discussed in a single venue and after the discussion, following a favorable report by the Judging Commission, a double degree of PhD will be issued by the contracting universities.

To know the details, visit the page dedicated to co-supervision (translation will be available soon).

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