The Scuola Normale Superiore offers fully-funded PhD programs to both Italian citizens and students from outside Italy.
Field(s) of study:
PhD Program in the following fields: Cultures and societies of contemporary Europe, Literature, Art and History in Medieval and Modern Europe, Philosophy, Classics, Physics, Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences, Nanosciences, Neurosciences, and Political Science and Sociology
All PhD programs are open to both Italian citizens and students from outside Italy. Each PhD course offers scholarships reserved to students that graduated outside of Italy.
For the academic year 2018-2019, the PhD scholarship is equal to 15,012.00 euros including a lodging allowance. Students also have the right to free meals at the SNS facilities, or at those facilities with active agreements with the SNS, for the whole duration of the course, excluding the periods of academic holidays.
Non-EU PhD students can request, within a year from the end of the course, reimbursement of expenses incurred for their return to their country of provenance, again up to a maximum of 1,000.00 euros and on presentation of original and fiscally valid expense receipts, including boarding passes.
Applications for admission are invited from candidates who, irrespective of their citizenship, have an Italian laurea magistrale (MA/MS degree) or an equivalent degree from outside Italy, or who expect to have obtained the degree required for admission by 31 October 2018 – failure to obtain the degree by this date will disqualify the candidate for admission.
Admission to the call is restricted to candidates who:
• were born after 31 October 1988;
• have no past criminal charges against them resulting in a prison term of more than three years;
• have not been subject to the disciplinary measure of “expulsion” as specified in the didactic and internal regulations of the SNS;
• are not in possession of a research doctorate issued by an Italian university, and in any case have never benefitted from a scholarship to attend a research doctorate course in Italy.
Applications for admission to the selection process must be registered online by 23:59 CET of 28 February 2018.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://phd.sns.it/call-2017-2018/