Candidates to the new PhD cycle are invited to submit their application following the procedure of the "bando di concorso" (Bando), that is published once a year by the University of Rome Tor Vergata administrative offices. The Bando for the new academic year is usually available in springtime, with the chance to submit an application in the same period.

The official website for applications is

The selection is based on (1) an evaluation of the candidates' CVs, (2) a written test, (3) and an oral exam, that includes the discussion of the candidates' research proposal and an assessment of their English skills (part of the oral exam can be in English). The date of the exams changes from year to year, according with the timing of the annual selection procedure. Usually the exam is during the summer (June or July).