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PhD Course in Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)
Program overview
3 years
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
English, Italian
Start dates
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PhD Course in Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

The International PhD Program in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI) combines expertise from many disciplines in the agro-environmental field aimed at training researchers, enabling them to carry out qualified scientific activities in the field of plant and animal production, considering also aspects of eco-sustainability, climate change and recovery of polluted and degraded areas in order to restore their agricultural cultivation capabilities.

The training quality of the doctorate program is highlightd by the high level of innovation of professors’ and researchers’scientific activities, underscored by the numerous Italian and European projects in which they are involved (Progetti dell'Unione Europea).

The program’s scientific training quality is also guaranteed by its high international connotation, underpinned by the presence of numerous foreign members in the Lecturers Committee, and by the creation of scientific collaborations and co-tutelage agreements with several foreign and European universities, respectively.

Related to didactics, the doctorate program facilities include classrooms for lectures, seminars, tutorials and information technology activities. The doctorate student has free access to the internet and to university library services , as well as a personal e-mail account.

The departmental research facilities include numerous laboratories with basic and innovative equipment available for PhD students to develop qualified researches in the various doctorate subjects. The computer labs are also equipped with specific software for data analysis, simulations, modeling, image analysis and GIS, and offers free access to national and international databases.

Thanks to the existing scientific collaboration agreements between the department and several national and international research institutions their laboratories are also available for doctorate students research activities.

Admission requirements

In case of doctorates for which an inter-university cooperation agreement is in force at national or international level, the commission and procedure of admission are defined on the basis of the cooperation agreement rules. Furthermore, students’ supernumerary admission is also possible if his/ her university degree is deemed suitable for the admission to the Doctorate program by the College of Teachers.

Through this procedure the following applicants can be admitted:

  • Non-EU citizens holding scholarships conferred by the Italian Government or national and international institutions and holders of research grants financed by the European Union or other European or international scientific institutions.
  • Student holding research grants.
  • Public administration employees, not exceeding 30% of Ateneo’s doctorate scholarships.

Participation to the Doctorate program without the financial support of a scholarship for a maximum of two students is allowed, provided that the candidate is ranked within the first two positions on the list after the scholarship winners and that there is a professor or researcher of the department able to finance the research activity.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

The University of Florence dates back to the Studium Generale set up by the Florentine Republic in 1321. It has had very famous scholars (Galileo Galilei) and professors as well as the two most recent Italian Prime Ministers (Giuseppe Conte...

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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

Piazza San Marco, 4
50121 Florence Tuscany

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