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 PhD admission competition

 All PhD courses are open to Italian and non-Italian students

Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Political and Social Sciences


 
Call for admission to further 7 Ph.D. positions at the Scuola Normale Superiore for the 40° cycle (a.y. 2024-2025), funded in compliance with the Ministerial Decrees 629/2024 and 630/2024. 

The applications are open at the following links:

 

Deadlines

Faculty of Sciences

  • applications submissions: no later than 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on 26 July 2024
  • outcome of the assessment of qualifications: within 05 August 2024
  • oral interviews: from 12 to 20 September 2024
  • Final ranking list: within 20 September 2024

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

  • applications submissions: no later than 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on 22 August 2024
  • outcome of the assessment of qualifications: within 04 September 2024
  • oral interviews: from 10 to 12 September 2024
  • Final ranking list: within 12 September 2024

Places

Faculty of Sciences

Course

Places

Chemistry

1

D.M. 630/2024 – in collaboration with GAUSSIAN (CUP 53C24001200008)

Quantum Technologies and Nanoscience

of which: 

- 2 D.M. 630/2024 – in collaboration with Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza (CUP 53C24001200008)
- 1 D.M. 630/2024 – in collaboration with Planckian (CUP 53C24001210008)
- 1 D.M. 630/2024 – in collaboration with ECOPOL (CUP E53C24001230008)

 

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Course

Places

Science and Sociology

2

D.M. 629/2024 – Public Administration (CUP E53C240010000001)

 

 


 
Call for admission to PhD positions at the Scuola Normale Superiore for the 40° cycle (a.y. 2024-2025)

Submit applications using the following link

Deadlines

Faculty of Sciences

  • applications submissions: no later than 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on 19 June 2024
  • outcome of the assessment of qualifications: within 08 July 2024
  • oral interviews: from 15 to 31 July 2024
  • Final ranking list: within 31 July 2024

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

  • applications submissions: no later than 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on 22 August 2024
  • outcome of the assessment of qualifications: within 06 September 2024
  • oral interviews: from 16 to 27 September 2024
  • Final ranking list: within 27 September 2024

Places

Faculty of Sciences

Course

Places

Chemistry

1

Quantum Technologies and Nanoscience

6
- n. 1 of which in collaboration with Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza
- n. 1 of which on a specific topic - "Developing novel low dimensional materials for biomedical applications" financed by Fondazione IIT;

Neurosciences

1

 

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Course

Places

Political Science and Sociology

4

 


Faculty of Humanities


Call for admission to Ph.D. course in Romance and Italian Philology in the Digital Turn 

Submit applications using the following link

Deadlines

  • applications submissions: no later than 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on 24 June 2024
  • outcome of the assessment of qualifications: within 1st July 2024
  • oral interviews: from 10 July to 15 July 2024

Places

Total number of places

of which funded through specific programmes

8

-1 place with a specific topic to be funded using the resources of D.M. 629/2024 – M4C1 I4.1 “Extension of the number of PhDs and innovative doctorates for public administration and the cultural heritage, of the type “PhDs for the cultural heritage”, - CUP E43C24000260001

-1 place with a specific topic to be funded using the resources of D.M. 630/2024 –  CUP E53C24001190008

- 1 place to be funded using the resources of the project NRRP PE5 CHANGES - CUP E53C22001670006

- 1 place to be funded using the resources of the FOE 2022 DARIAH-ERIC project- CUP B57E15000130005 (CNR-OVI)

 
Call for admission to Ph.D. course in Faculty of Humanities

Submit applications using the following link

Deadlines

  • applications submissions: no later than 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on 30 May 2024
  • outcome of the assessment of qualifications: within 17 June 2024

    NOTICE: candidates who have applied for the PhD admission competition relating to the courses of the Faculty of Humanities are hereby advised that the publication of the assessment of qualifications and related invitation to the oral interview, scheduled within Monday 17 June, public holiday for the patron saint of the city of Pisa, will be published in the first following working day on 18 June 2024.

  • oral interviews: from 24 June to 15 July 2024

Places

Course

Places

Philosophy

5

Italian Studies and Modern Philology

6

Classics

6

History

5

Art History

5

 

All doctoral programmes are open to both Italian and non-Italian students.
All students admitted to our doctoral programmes receive a scholarship, which includes financial support for accommodation. Students are also entitled to free meals at the School's canteen.
No registration fees are required, and the School refunds the regional student tax.
All students are entitled to additional funding for their research activities, in Italy and abroad.
For each PhD course, a place is reserved for candidates who graduated in foreign universities, provied they obtained a qualification valid to access the competition. A place is reserved in the ranking list for each course.

Additional places in collaboration with external institutions or from research projects, as well as those that could be activated on the call herein from the resources of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan assigned to the SNS, may be made available for this call before the deadline for submission of applications.

Prerequisites

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

  • those who have a master's degree or an equivalent non-italian qualification, awarded no more than five years before the deadline of the call;
  • those who will obtain a master's degree in Italy or an equivalent qualification in a non-Italian university by 31 October 2024;

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

 

REFUND OF TRAVEL EXPENSES - ORAL INTERVIEW - 40° cycle PhD - ADMISSION COMPETITION

All candidates involved in the oral interview in presence for the PhD admission competition can request reimbursement of travel expenses (art. 4.11 of the Call). Below is the form to request refund of travel expenses to have sat the oral interview. The deadline for submitting the request, attaching the original travel documentation, is 15th November 2024.

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