PhD Scholarships in Economics for International Students in Italy, 2014-2015

Started by scholarman, Mar 01, 2014, 05:31 PM


Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies together with the University of Strasbourg is providing doctoral scholarship program in Economics for international students for the academic year 2014-2015. Current undergraduate scholars who will be provided such a degree before October 1, 2014, are also encouraged to apply. Four positions of 4 years grants will be offered. Applications should be submitted till May 7, 2014.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in the field of Economics.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree.

Scholarship Provider: Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (thereafter, the "School") and the University of Strasbourg.

Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: Candidates must fulfill the following essential requirements:

- Applicants, with no restriction on nationality, must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title.

- Current undergraduate students who will be awarded such a degree before October 1, 2014, may also apply. In this case, a successful application will be conditional to the subsequent completion of the degree and the transmission to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of adequate documentation, also in electronic form, no later than October 1, 2014.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students are eligible to apply for these doctoral scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (thereafter, the "School"), together with the University of Strasbourg, announces international doctoral scholarship program in Economics for the academic year 2014-2015. The scholarship amount offers € 14.000 (gross amount) per year along with free lunches at the school's canteen and campus facilities.

Number of award(s): Four positions will be available under this scholarship.

Duration of award(s): These PhD scholarships are offered for four years.

What does it cover? The scholarship is amounting to € 14.000 (gross amount) per year + free lunches at the school's canteen + Campus facilities. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna may also admit eligible candidates without grants. They will take part in the programme at their own expenses but they will not have to pay any tuition fee.

Selection Criteria: Selection of candidates will be based upon the assessment of all the submitted documents and publications.

Notification: Ranking List of eligible candidates published no later than June 11, 2014.

How to Apply: Candidates are requested to apply online. In case of problems with the online application, please contact Ph.D. Administration Office (e-mail:

Required documentation:

a) the copy of a valid identity document. Non-UE applicants will have to provide a photocopy of their passport;

b) the complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum covering scientific training, professional experiences, publications and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the candidate;

c) the academic record with the full list of courses and grades (in English, French or Italian);

d) the copy of the Master thesis, when applicable (or a copy of its abstract in English or in French or in Italian), and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable (works written in languages other than Italian, English, or French must be accompanied by a summary in one of the above languages);

e) the copy of a Research Project, of no more than 2.500 words, which describes the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the Ph.D. course. The candidate may freely opt to change his/her research topics during the postgraduate program. However, the research project offers an indication of the research interests and is an important element for the evaluation of the potential of the candidate;

f) At least two recommendation letters written and signed by faculty members or other academics who had the opportunity to assess the applicant's work during his/her university studies are required. These letters must be sent directly via e-mail by the referees to the following address, before the deadline of May 7. In the subject line of the email there should be written the surname and name of the candidate. E-mails that do not satisfy this requirement may not be taken into account.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline isMay 7, 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application