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PhD Programmes

fellowships call 2015 for foreign nationals educated abroad 

Sapienza University of Rome has issued a call for 19 three-year, full-time postgraduate PhD fellowships (2015-16).

Applications are open to candidates who:

  • Are not Italian citizens;
  • Are not legally resident in Italy;
  • Have obtained an academic title from a non-Italian institution that meets admission requirements.
Each fellowship amounts to a total of €19,800 per year.
The fellowship does not cover the annual entrance fee (about 30,00 euros) and does not cover expenses for research periods spent abroad.
Sapienza PhD Programmes last three years. At the end of years one and two, doctoral students will be evaluated to ascertain they are in line with fellowship requirements.
Application deadline is April 26, 2015.
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The Italian research doctorate (PhD) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most fields of study. The PhD programme is reserved to a small number of applicants who are required to hold a master degree (laurea specialistica / magistrale). Admission is based on entrance examinations. Research doctorates (dottore di ricerca) are awarded after a 3 year programme.


Research doctorate programmes are open to everyone with a master's degree (laurea specialistica / magistrale) or similar academic title awarded abroad which is recognised as equivalent to an Italian degree.
The programme aims at training, preparing for scientific research and improving the methodology of research in a specific field. The research doctorate (dottore di ricerca) is awarded after 3 years of study and research activity. In order to complete the PhD programme a dissertation (tesi di dottorato) is required. Each university has its own policies in terms of admission and graduation criteria. The course typology and the educational goals may differ substantially. PhD courses can be activated in collaboration with other universities. Agreements with private or statutory corporations may also be made in order to receive additional funding.


A research doctorate trains participants to conduct scientific research and provides them with the scientific knowledge and skills required for a successful academic or research career in private/public institutions.

ALSO SEE: PhD Programmes (Admissions)


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