Students can continue their studies applying to PhD programs (e.g. Marie Curie actions sponsored by EU). University of Torino offers to graduates in Materials Science the PhD Programme in Chemical and Materials Science, a 3 years doctorate course aiming to train creative and competent scientists in the fields of chemistry and materials science through the developement of a solid theoretical background and original research skills. A limited number of position are available each year, accessible through a competitive exam usually scheduled at the beginning of september. Further details and the exact deadlines for applying can be found here.