Pavia is located about 40 km in the south of Milan. If you come to Milan airport, just take the bus to Milan central station (Milano centrale) then ask for the train to Pavia (30 minutes only).

To be accepted as Ph.D student in the University of Pavia, the candidate is asked to apply in the early summer (deadline end of June or July, usually) and to pass an admission test, planned at the beginning of October of each year. Thus, he is required to provide some documents and to fill an application form. The prepared file (containing the asked documents and the application form) has to be sent to the address of “Ufficio Borse e Dottorati di Ricerca” in the university before dead line, usually June or July.


Ufficio Borse e Dottorati di Ricerca

Universita di  Pavia,

Via ferrata, No. 1,

Pavia, 27100,


The candidate will be then invited to participate to the admission test. The exact dates and dead lines will be published in the official web site of the university

The Visa:

The consular service of the Italian diplomatic representation in your country will ask the provided visa documents depending on your nationality and you residence country.

This web site can inform you about addresses of the Italian embassies and consulate over the word You can find also information about the needed documents.

The department of structural mechanics can provide you an invitation letter for participating in the admission test to get the visa. When being accepted, you can get the attestation of inscription to get the permit to stay in Italy.

Casella di testo:

Coperto Bridge

Faculty of Engineering


Structural Mechanics Dept.

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