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University of Trento Scholarships for International Students in Italy

Applications are invited for University of Trento Scholarships in Italy. Applications are open for international students to pursue PhD for the 2018-19 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 24 May 2018
Study in : Italy
Providers : University of Trento
Course Level : PhD
Field of Study : All subjects

Benefits of University of Trento Scholarships:

  • Starting from the 1st January 2018 the annual gross amount of the doctoral scholarship has increased to € 15.343,28, including the social security contributions that have to be paid by the Doctoral students.
  • The University of Trento in order to enhance, even economically, those involved in the doctoral path, has decided to increase it up to the gross amount of € 16.290,00 starting from the 1st November 2018 (A.Y. 2018/2019)


Eligibility for University of Trento Scholarships: 

Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applications for admission to the PhD programme described above are accepted from candidates (regardless of gender, age, religion or nationality), who hold:
  2. a) An Italian Laurea Magistrale, recognised by Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004 or
  3. b) Second level degree awarded by an Italian “AFAM” Institute (Artistic and Musical Higher Education) or
  4. c) An equivalent degree qualification awarded abroad at an officially recognized academic institution and which is considered suitable1 by the admissions committee for the sole purpose of participating in this admissions process. Foreign qualifications must be equivalent to the Italian ‘Laurea Magistrale’ (master’s degree), in terms of duration, level and subject area2 and must give access to an academic course equivalent to the PhD in the country/higher education system where the degree was issued. The preferred disciplines are Economics, Law, Political Science and Sociology, International Relations, as well as Humanities, History and Philosophy, or other disciplines related to International Studies.
  5. Applications are also accepted from candidates who expect to obtain their master’s degree or equivalent by 31 July 2018.
  6. In this case, admission is “conditional” and applicants must submit the degree certificate (to the ‘PhD Office – Cognitive, Social Sciences and Humanities’ (email: [email protected]; fax n. + 39 0461 282191) no later than 3 September 2018. Failure to provide the degree certificate or the selfdeclaration (see Annex A) will lead to forfeiture of grant and position.
  7. Candidates who hold a foreign academic qualification that has not yet been declared equivalent3 to the requested Italian second level degree (Laurea magistrale/Specialistica/vecchio ordinamento) submit an implicit request for equivalence in their application by attaching the required documents.
  8. Candidates who hold a foreign academic qualification that has already been declared equivalent to an Italian second level degree by the academic competent bodies of an Italian university, have to upload in the online application the decree of equivalence (the Italian Rector’s Decree issued by the University).
  9. The admissions committee will publish online a list of candidate application IDs whose academic qualification has been considered ineligible.
  10. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide all documents useful to their evaluation, especially if the higher education system of the country where the title was obtained is not comparable with the Italian one. The admissions committee may request further documentation via the administrative offices, if deemed necessary in order to establish suitability of the qualification before the start of the selection process.

English Language Requirements: Official language of the university is English. However, all PhD students are encouraged to learn Italian during their studies.



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