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The PhD course in Veterinary and Animal Sciences offers a wide choice of research topics that span across all the disciplines related to Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

The research and teaching activity is backed by 106 Faculty Members that belong to the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milan.

The course is organized in 3 years. Each PhD student will be supervised by a tutor who will guide the student along his/her research project. In addition each student must attend  a number of high level courses, seminar, workshops and specific training activities along the entire length of the course. The current schedule of teaching activities for each class is available on their respective page.

Each student is required to spend a minimum of 3 months in a research Institution different from that where her/his project will take place. In this case a 50% salary increase will take place during the external stay. All administrative details can be found here.

Each year a number of fellowships (Class) are available for the most talented students. The topics available for next year will be available later in the year. Please contact the responsible scientist of each topic for more information and preliminary contacts.

The admission to a formal selection procedure is now closed. For further details, enrolment forms, future deadlines and procedures please visit the University of Milan web-site (English and Italian).

These positions are in addition to the other 11 positions for the European Joint Doctorate in Molecular Animal Nutrition (MANNA) we are also part of.

Participation in the competitive examination for admission to the doctoral programmes is open to candidates who hold a 2nd cycle degree (master-level) awarded by an accredited foreign university and can demonstrate an English language proficiency at least at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A list of the accepted certificates is available here

Please browse our web site and do not hesitate to contact me or one of the tutors for any further detail.


Prof. Fulvio Gandolfi

PhD Course Coordinator

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