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How to apply for the post-graduate course

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

  Classics

6 positions

  Data Science

9 positions

  Mathematics

6 positions

  Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences

5 positions

  Nanosciences

7 positions, 1 of which in collaboration with the Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Center for Nanotechnology and Innovation – CNI)

  Neurosciences

6 positions

  Philosophy

6 positions

  Physics

6 positions

 

Site of Florence

  Political Science and Sociology

13 positions

3 of which in collaboration with the University of Catania

  Transnational Governance

4 positions

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