University of Bologna PhD Program Scholarship

Scholarship in Different Fields
  • Italy, Italy
  • Apply Before : June 17, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 234950
  • Degree PH.D
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The University of Bologna offers a range of PhD positions with full scholarships to attract talented students worldwide. These positions support cutting-edge research across various disciplines, aligning with specific research topics and strategic initiatives. The scholarships are part of the university’s commitment to fostering academic excellence and innovation.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: June 17th, 2024, at 11:59 pm (CEST)
  • Result Announcement Dates: Examination results published on Studenti Online
  • Funding Type: Full scholarships, including those linked to specific research topics and projects funded by national and international bodies
  • Host Institution: University of Bologna
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Graduates with a second-cycle degree or equivalent
  • Field: Various disciplines as specified in the PhD Programme Table
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Duration: Three years
  • Program Language: Predominantly English or Italian, depending on the program
  • Host Country: Italy

Benefits and Financial Aids

Selected candidates will benefit from the scholarship schemes as follows:

  • Monthly Stipend: Yearly gross amount ranges from €16,243 to €19,367, depending on the program
  • Social Security: Registration to the Social Security Administration (Gestione separate INPS) is mandatory as the scholarships are subject to payment of the INPS social security contribution
  • Additional Funding: Potential for ER.GO scholarships for candidates without other funding.
  • Research Support: Funds for carrying out specific research activities linked to strategic projects

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold at least one of the following degrees:
    • Italian Second-Cycle Degree (Laurea Magistrale, Laurea Specialistica, etc.)
    • Pre-1999 Italian Degree (Laurea di Vecchio Ordinamento)
    • Second-cycle degree from AFAM institutions
    • Non-Italian equivalent degree
  • Candidates in the final year of their second-cycle degree may apply, provided they graduate by October 31st, 2024.

Required Documents

Please submit the following documents:

  • Valid ID with photograph (both sides scanned)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Documents attesting the completion and awarding of both first and second-cycle degrees (including transcripts, final marks, and weighted averages where applicable)
  • Additional documents as specified in the relevant PhD Programme Table
  • Request for Adaptation Form and valid health documents (if applicable)

Note: All documents should be in English or Italian language.

Selection Process

  • Assessment Methods: Detailed in the PhD Programme Tables, including public oral examinations
  • Notification: Results and communications through the university email provided at registration
  • Examination Dates: Specified in the PhD Programme Tables
  • Withdrawal: Voluntary withdrawal must be communicated via the official university email

How to Apply?

  • Submit via Studenti Online, linked below by the deadline
  • €5, non-refundable, to be paid using the PagoPA system
  • Register on Studenti Online and use the provided university email for all communications
  • Application Submission:
    • Access Studenti Online and log in
    • Select “Admission application” and follow the procedure
    • Pay the application fee
    • Fill in and upload the required documents in .pdf format
    • Finalize and apply before the deadline


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For more detailed information, prospective applicants should refer to the PhD Programme Table specific to their field of interest, available on the University of Bologna’s website. You can also refer to the official call.


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