Education: rules and information

PhD students must acquire 24 European University Credits (ECTS) – “Crediti Formativi Universitari” (CFU) during their 3-years career.

They can obtain them by attending:

  • teaching activities of the Doctorate School
  • courses, schools or seminars held by other PhD Programs
  • courses organised by the Higher Education School of the University of Pavia (“corsi trasversali“)

1 CFU is equal to:

  • 4 hours lesson
  • 6 hours practice
  • 8 hours field trip

Students that are willing to attend non-Unipv courses must ask for the authorization of the PhD Board by filling in the form External Didactic Activities Authorization and sending it to