Ph.D. in Economics and Finance in Italy

Deadline: 9 July 2021
Open to: master’s degree graduates
Benefits: € 15.343,28 (gross income) per year


The Graduate School of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan offers a Ph.D. Program in Economics and Finance for the 2021-2022 academic year, starting in early November 2021.

From the 2021/2022 academic year, the program will have a length of four years instead of three years.

The first three terms of the Program are devoted to advanced courses (details can be found on our website: During the remaining time, students strengthen their background with short courses, and work on their individual research under the supervision of a member of the Faculty. The Ph.D. dissertation can be focused on any of the Faculty members’ research area. Applicants are required to pay a € 100 fee. The payment is required at the end of the online procedure and can be settled by means of credit cards only (VISA/MASTERCARD).


Applications will be accepted from applicants of all ages and nationalities who hold:

  • an Italian degree (Diploma di laurea quadriennale, laurea specialistica, laurea magistrale) or an Italian degree obtained according to the regulations existing before the implementation of the Ministerial Decree of 3 November, 1999, n. 509 and its subsequent amendments and supplements;
  • a foreign academic qualification already recognized as equivalent by academic authorities, or recognized in accordance with inter-university agreements of co-operation and mobility;
  • a foreign academic qualification that has not been recognized yet as equivalent to an Italian degree, provided that the Candidate includes all the necessary documents to reach a decision regarding equivalence, for the only purpose of admission to the PhD program.


Four students will be awarded a four-year scholarship paying a gross income of € 15.343,28 per year. The monthly allowance can be increased up to 50% for our Ph.D. students spending visiting periods abroad. There will also be allowances for short-period mobility (from the second year).

How to apply?

The Call for Applications is available here. The deadline for submitting the application is July 9, 2021 (2:00pm Italian time).

Enquires can be addressed to

Fore more information please visit the official website.