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Scholarships for International PhD Programme in Criminology at Catholic University in Italy, 2018

The Catholic University is delighted to offer scholarships to study international PhD programme in Criminology. International students are eligible to apply for this application .

The PhD aims to train professionals able to meet traditional and emerging standards of excellence in the criminological sector. This goal is achieved through a specific program that combines training, research and teaching.



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Founded in Milan in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart is the most important Catholic University in Europe  and, in the face of growing international openness, it is also the only Italian university that can boast a national dimension with its five Campus: Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia and Rome, where the “A. Gemini”.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: All year round
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue the PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Criminology.
  • Scholarship Award: In line with what was decreed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, the amount of the support will be € 15.343,28 gross per year.
    PhD students enrolled in the second and third year, in addition to the program, will receive a monthly net fee of € 200 calculated on each month of collaboration with the Transcrime centre. This additional amount will be recalculated if the amount of the program established by law were to change.
    The sponsorship will be increased by 50% during periods abroad. Starting in the second year, candidates will have a research expenditure budget equal to 10% of the program.
    To promote the internationalization of the doctorate, the winning candidates residing abroad can receive up to € 5,000 for documented travel and accommodation expenses incurred during the first year of the doctorate for the transfer to Milan.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this application .
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this application .

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

PhD candidates will attend Master courses aimed at completing and strengthening the candidates’ background (1st-year candidates). The necessary course work to be carried out is defined upon admission to the Programme. Course work is defined in accordance with each candidate’s curriculum. Master courses will include a final examination. Additionally, PhD candidates will prepare a paper (in English) on a topic agreed upon with the Professor of the course(s). Graduate courses may include:

  • Statistics and advanced statistics
  • Criminal law and procedure (Italian and comparative)
  • The methodology of criminological research
  • Criminology and Applied Criminology

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The call for applications is available in English and Italian at the webpage of the PhD Office. Candidates must fill the application form.

Scholarship Link