PhD Scholarships at Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Deadline: 5 September 2011
Open to: candidates of non-Italian citizenship/residence with the equivalent of Diploma di Laurea/ Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale (at least 4 years of full-time university education)
Scholarship: 13.638,47 euro per year, full board and lodging

For the academic year 2011/2012 the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, offers 15 research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/International Courses.
(List of Doctoral Schools and related research lines)

The duration of the doctoral courses is three years, starting on the 2nd January 2012 and ending on the 31st December 2014.


Each position will be covered by a scholarship of 13.638,47 euro per year (gross value), fully funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo. During the 3-year doctoral programme (2012-2014), the successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging at the ESU – Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario. The connected charges will be covered by Università degli Studi di Padova through Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo.


Applicants are required to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • To have foreign (non-Italian) citizenship;
  • To have foreign (non-Italian) residence. Candidates must be in possession of this requirement within the deadline date.
  • To have a foreign (non-Italian) academic qualification acknowledged as equivalent to the Diploma di Laurea/ Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale (at least four years of full time university education). The acknowledgement of the equivalence of the academic degree will be done by the relevant body of the Doctoral School/International Course, for the sole purpose of this competition.

Application Process

Applications for the competition must be filled in exclusively through the online procedure available here within 10.00 a.m. of the deadline date (5 September 2011).

The online form must be printed, signed and must arrive together with a copy of a valid ID at the following address by 5 September 2011 (deadline date):

Università degli Studi di Padova
Servizio Formazione alla Ricerca
via 8 febbraio, 2
35122 Padova, Italy

The date of the postmark will not be accepted as an evidence of meeting the application deadline. Applications and documents arriving after the deadline will not be considered.

More information here.

For any further information:
Servizio Formazione alla Ricerca
Mrs. Katia Milan (+39 049 8271870) and Mrs. Sara Fedel (+39 049 8271868)

The official webpage.

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