Doctoral School in Mathematics, Trento, Italy

Deadline: 30 September 2011
Open to: candidates, regardless of gender, age and nationality, who hold a degree
Scholarship: the amount of the scholarship is Euro 13,638.47 per year

The University of Trento announces the 27th cycle of the Doctoral School in “Mathematics” for the Academic Year 2011-2012, in collaboration with “Mathematic Research Centre E. De Giorgi” of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy).

Selection for 7 doctoral positions in the Mathematics Doctoral Programme is announced, 5 positions of them will be assigned grants: 4 grants financed by the University of Trento and 1 grant financed by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler related to the research topic ”Simulation Models in Epidemiology”.

The length of the programme is three years in the following scientific areas:

  • Mathematical Logic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Complementary Mathematics
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Mathematical Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical Methods of Economics and Finance


Applications are invited from candidates, regardless of gender, age and nationality, who hold an Italian “laurea specialistica (magistrale)” or an equivalent degree obtained abroad. More information about admission requirements HERE (Art. 2).


The gross amount of the scholarship is Euro 13,638.47 per year. Scholarships are normally paid bi-monthly in advance, with the exception of undue payments in case the student is expelled or suspended. It will be increased by 50% for research periods spent abroad that are authorized by the Head of the School or by the Graduate School Committee.

The scholarship is conferred for the entire duration of the Doctoral Programme, conditional upon a positive evaluation of the Graduate School Committee at the end of each year of study. Failure to attend the programme for over thirty days will result in suspension of the scholarship .

The scholarships cannot be combined with other grants, except those awarded by national or foreign scientific institutes for periods spent abroad that are deemed useful for the research activities of the student. Those who have already been awarded an Italian PhD scholarship, cannot be granted another one.


The application form, together with the attachments (see below), must arrive at the University of Trento no later than the 30th of September 2011 in one of the following ways:

  • on-line by signing in HERE.
  • hand-delivered to the University of Trento – Ufficio Protocollo Centrale, Via Belenzani n. 12 – 38122 Trento (ITALY) from 10:00 am to 12:00 a.m., Monday to Friday. The address on the envelope should say “Doctoral School in Mathematics – 27th cycle”;
  • by mail to the following address: Al Magnifico Rettore dell’Università degli Studi di Trento, Via Belenzani 12 – 38122 Trento (ITALY) (please write “Doctoral School in Mathematics – 27th cycle” on the envelope).

Application must include:

Attachment 1: Photocopy of the applicant’s ID (for EU citizens) or passport, specifically the pages with the photo, personal data, the number ID of the document and the location and date it was released. No other form of identification will be accepted.
Attachment 2: Degree certificate or equivalent certification, as stated in art. 2 of this announcement.
Attachment 3: Curriculum vitae et studiorum in English.
Attachment 4: A copy of the degree dissertation. Students, who expect to complete their degree within the 14th of October 2011, are asked to send it within the 17th of October 2011 in order not to be excluded.
Attachment 5: a summary of the dissertation explaining reasons for the choice of the subject, and showing the results obtained.
Attachment 6: a brief motivation letter (3000 characters maximum, including spaces) describing the applicant’s research interests in Mathematic’s field. If candidate chooses to be evaluated for the topic-specific grant, motivation letter should declare the reasons why candidate declares to want to compete for.

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