PhD grants reserved to foreign students for the admission to the Doctoral Schools

    For the academic year 2013/2014 the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, offers 15 research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/International Courses (see annex 1 for the list of doctoral schools and international doctoral courses and related research lines).

    The duration of the doctoral courses is three years, starting on 1st January 2013 and ending on 31st December 2015.

    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 (2014-2016), 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.

    All candidates will be admitted to the selection with due reservation.

    The University can at any time exclude applicants lacking admission requirements. This measure will be communicated to the party concerned by e-mail.


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    The amount of the scholarship is 13.638,47 € per year (gross amount).

    The scholarship is subject to social security contribution.

    The amount of the scholarship is increased by 50% for periods of study abroad excluding the official country of residence. For periods of study abroad students must have the approval of the Doctoral Council of the School/International Course.

    Scholarships are paid by monthly instalments. The first instalment is paid the month following the actual beginning of the course.

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