PhD Scholarships in Human Rights and Global Politics in Italy

Deadline: 7 June 2016
Open to: citizens of all nationalities with an excellent MA degree
Scholarship: EUR 14,000 gross/year


Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies is a public university institute – with special autonomy – working in the field of applied sciences: Economics and Management, Law, Political Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Medicine, and Industrial and Information Engineering. They are offering an opportunity to carry out research in a lively and supportive environment in Italy.

The goal of this three-year Ph.D. Programme, entirely delivered in English, is to provide an educational path which will enable participants not only to carry out sound academic research, but also to undertake professional careers within a wide range of international, national and regional entities, in both the private and the public sectors.

 It includes the following research areas:

  • Agricultural, food and agri-environmental Law;
  • Public International Law;
  • Political Economy;
  • Political Philosophy.


Citizens of all nationalities with an excellent MA degree.

Note: Applicants are strongly recommended to visit the research profiles of the faculty members and to have a look at the CDG Laboratory activities in order to get an insight into the research currently being conducted. It is important that your topic is one that we will be able to supervise.


  • The Ph.D. is awarded after three years of full-time research on the basis of a dissertation which should present the results of an original piece of research. Examination for the Ph.D. involves an oral examination (viva) by a Board of Experts;
  • Scholarship / Salary: EUR 14,000.00 gross/year.

How to apply?

Submission deadline for the online application is 7 June 2016 at 12.00 p.m. (Italian time), for more information about the documents required please click here.

For more information, please check the official website.

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