2015 Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships in Italy for Italian and International Students

Applications are ongoing for the 2015 Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships in Italy. The Scuola Normale Superiore PhD School offers fully-funded PhD programs to both Italian citizens and students from outside Italy (international students). 

A total of 86 scholarship slots are available, courses would be taken at the Scuola Normal Superiore PhD School, Italy and the list of fields eligible for study is listed below:

Field of Study

Philosophy, Modern Literature and Philology, Classics, History of Art, Modern and Contemporary History, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences, Neurosciences, Biophysical Sciences, Renaissance Studies, and Political Science and Sociology.

Scholarship Value

All students admitted to the PhD program receive full financial support . This includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of living stipend (14,187 euro per year, plus free meals).


Applications for admission are invited from candidates who, irrespective of their citizenship, have an Italian laurea magistrale or an equivalent degree from outside Italy, or who expect to have obtained the degree required for admission by 31st October 2015: failure to obtain the degree by this date will disqualify the candidate for admission

Admission to the call is restricted to candidates who:

    1. were born after the 31st October 1985;
    2. have no past criminal charges against them resulting in a prison term of more than three years;
    3. have not been subject to the disciplinary measure of “expulsion” as specified in article 20 of the didactic and internal regulations of the SNS;
    4. are not in possession of a research doctorate issued by an Italian university, and in any case have never benefitted from a scholarship to attend a research doctorate course in Italy.

Application Procedure and Deadline

Applications for admission to the selection process must be registered on-line by 23:59 CET of the following dates: 28 February 2015, for the spring session or 31 August 2015, for the autumn session.

Applicants are advised to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to go about applying for the scholarship and how to access the online application form.

Official Scholarship Website – http://phd.sns.it/en/call-applications/ 

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