The University of Trento is awarding PhD Student Scholarships in International Studies. These scholarships are open to international students for the academic year 2016/2017.
The programme provides students with excellent and advanced understanding of complex international processes in a rapidly changing world, and increases opportunities for employment as advanced researchers in academia and international research centers, governmental and non-governmental organizations at European and international levels, as well as private companies operating globally.
The programme is conducted entirely in English. An international certificate attesting the candidate’s knowledge of English at C1 level or higher in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an indispensable requirement for admission. Foreign students are encouraged to obtain a working knowledge of the Italian language.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD Programme (full-time basis).
Study Subjects: Scholarship is awarded within in the School of International Studies.
List of Subjects: International Studies (Political Science and Sociology, International Relations, International Law, International Economics)
Scholarship Award: The PhD scholarship is awarded for three years (€13,638.47 per year), subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is adequate to cover living expenses in Trento; no tuition fees are charged.
Eligibility: The main requirements are:
-a high level of English language competency (at least C1);
-an outstanding CV;
-a proposal to do original research in the field of international studies.
Nationality: The call is open to candidates from all nationalities.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applications will be accepted from candidates, regardless of gender, age and nationality, who have graduated with excellent marks in an MA degree, or a four year Italian laurea, or an equivalent programme in one of the disciplines comprising international studies (economics, history, law, political science, political philosophy, sociology). Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds may also apply, provided that their research project clearly falls within the field of international studies.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: The programme is conducted entirely in English. An international certificate attesting the candidate’s knowledge of English at C1 level or higher in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an indispensable requirement for admission. Foreign students are encouraged to obtain a working knowledge of the Italian language. Applicants may have their TOEFL language test results directly sent to the School. Please note that the TOEFL Code Control of the School of International Studies is 6286.
Supporting Material: Obligatory documents to upload to the online application:
– Certificates regarding academic career (Master’s Diploma; list of examinations and related marks);
– CV/Resume in English;
– Research proposal in English. Maximum length 4 pages – 2000 words, including abstract (max 150 words); an additional bibliography might be attached.
– Statement of purpose (max. 1 page – 500 words) outlining the reasons for applying to this programme;
– International certificate attesting to knowledge of the English language at C1 level or higher;
In addition, the following documents may be submitted as complementary attachments:
– a list of scientific publications;
– a list of other qualifications related to International Studies, such as summer schools, specialized training, international examinations demonstrating preparation for doctoral study (e.g., GRE);
– any other documents which demonstrate the candidates’ skills related to International Studies;
– reference letters (maximum 2), to be uploaded on line by the referee.
How to Apply: Applications must be sent online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 10 May, 2016.