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How to apply for the Ph.D. courses

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Prerequisites

All doctoral programmes are open to Italian citizens and to foreign students.

All students admitted to our doctoral programmes receive scholarships, which include tuition fees and a grant for board and accommodation. The scholarship is guaranteed to students who maintain a high academic level and make significant progress in their thesis work.

All students will be entitled to additional funding for their research activity, even abroad.

For each postgraduate course, a place is reserved for candidates who have obtained a valid qualification, for access to the competition, in foreign universities.

The following candidates, regardless of their citizenship, can apply:

  • those who have obtained a master's degree in Italy or an equivalent qualification in a non-Italian university by October 31, 2019;
  • those who were born after October 31, 1989.

Admission to doctoral programmes will be based on academic assessment of candidates and on interviews.

Positions

Site of Pisa

Astrochemistry

5 places

joint course with the Università di Napoli “Federico II”

Data Science

5 places

2 of which in the framework of the ERC project XAI*

Philosophy

5 places

 

Italian studies and modern philology

6 places

 

Computational Methods and Mathematical Models for Sciences and Finance

10 places

1 of which in collaboration with the University of L'Aquila

1 of which in collaboration with the University of Brescia

Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences

6 places

2 of which in the framework of the ERC project GEM*

Nanosciences

5 places

1 of which in collaboration with the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL)*
1 of which in collaboration with the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)

Neurosciences

3 places

 

Classics

2 places

 

History

6 places

1 of which in collaboration with the University of Catania

History of Art

6 places

 

 *Scholarships with a specific research topic and siteex. art. 1.4 of the call n. 715 of December 21, 2018

Site of Florence

  Scienza politica e sociologia

6 places

3 of which in collaboration with the University of Catania

  Transnational Governance

2 places

joint course with the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa

 

Deadlines

Submission of the applications:

  • Spring session: 11:59 pm (CET) of Thursday, February 28, 2019;
  • Autumn session: 11:59 pm (CEST) of Thursday, 29 August, 2019.

Evaluation of qualifications:

  • Spring session: by Friday, March 15, 2019;
  • Autumn session: by Monday, September 16, 2019.

Interviews:

  • Spring session: from Monday, March 23, 2019 to Thursday, April 18, 2019;
  • Autumn session: from Monday, September 23, 2019 to Monday, September 30, 2019.

Contacts

Further information
  • phd@sns.it