7 PhD Scholarships at the School of International Studies, Italy!

Deadline: 26 May 2014
Open to: candidates with Master degree in economics, history, law, political science, political philosophy, sociology
Scholarship: full scholarship


The School of International Studies (Trento, Italy) is accepting applications for scholarships in the PhD Program in International Studies for year 2014-2015. 

The Ph.D. in International Studies Programme  brings together leading research departments (Economics; History, Modern Languages and Humanities; Human and Social Studies; Legal Studies; Sociology and Social Research) to construct an interdisciplinary research degree. The programme’s mission is to produce PhDs able to compete on the international academic job market and to follow careers in international intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Within the field of international studies, “Sovereignty, Democracy and Crisis”, has been chosen as a thematic focus for 2014-15 to be explored in various research projects and teaching activities at the School of International Studies.

This Call is for 7 PhD student scholarships:

  • 4 scholarships funded by University of Trento;
  • 1 scholarship funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento;
  • 1 project specific scholarship focused on “International Politics and Conflict Resolution”, funded by Foundation Bruno Kessler (FBK) – CERPIC, Trento;
  • 1 project specific scholarship focused on “Health and Security: pharmacrimes and illegal online pharmacies in the EU and beyond”, funded by the European Commission, within the project ‘Fakeshare II’ managed by eCrime research group at the Faculty of Law.


Applications will be accepted from candidates who graduated with excellent marks from a master’s course, 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.


The programme offers 7 full scholarships renewable for three years subject to satisfactory academic appraisal. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, meaning that they will be offered to the top candidates of the final ranking.

The PhD programme currently does not charge tuition fees. Admitted students however are required to pay an annual student tax to the amount of roughly €120,00.


Application deadline is 26 May 2014.

To apply, candidates first need to register on the University website HERE to obtain a username and password to access the UniTn reserved area. Candidates should allow up to 2 working days for their registration to be processed. Then they need to complete the online application and to upload all the required attachments HERE.

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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