September 5, 2015

University of Milan PhD Scholarships in Social and Political Sciences for EU and Non-EU Students

PhD Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Soc./Pol. sciences
Course Level: PhD
Provider: NASP/GSSPS
Country to Study in: Italy

Scholarship Description
The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP) and the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS) offer its doctoral programmes to all applicants the world over - both EU and non-EU students.

The PhD programmes, fully taught in English, promote international exchanges with top European research institutions and offer quality teaching at international level.

The NASP and GSSPS are accepting applications for admission into any one of its PhD Programmes in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies, Political Studies, or Sociology and Methodology of Social Research.

Eligibility
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
In order to apply for one of the NASP Ph.D. Programmes, applicants will be required to possess:
  • either an Italian Laurea Magistrale, a Master's Degree or any equivalent degree;
  • a B2 level or above English language certification issued by any authorized certifying body as laid down by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR (you can find a list of all accepted certifications on the official website). The certificate is not required if the candidate attended a specific Master Degree or Laurea Magistrale course (see the official call for application for details), or any Master Degree or Laurea Magistrale course whose official language was English. If the candidate does not possess such certification and didn't attend any of the abovementioned courses, he or she will be required to pass an English language entry exam in order to be admitted to the Ph.D.

    Applicants who expect to obtain a Laurea Magistrale, a Master's Degree or equivalent within October 31, 2016 are also eligible to apply for admission.
Entry exams schedule will be available from July 4th 2016 on the University of Milan website at http://www.unimi.it/studenti/97845.html

Foreign candidates who are not able to reach Milan for the language exam may ask to take the exam online. To this end, they must fill the specific form attached to the Call for Application providing all the data required.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP), Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences (GSSPS), University of Milan, Italy

Fields of study
The Graduate School offers three Ph.D. Programs, each based at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan:
  • PhD in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies
  • PhD in Political Studies
  • PhD in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research
Number of awards
For 2016-2017 academic year, NASP offers a total of 29 PhD positions covered by scholarships

Sponsorship duration
Awards cover the whole duration of the programme (up to 3 years)

Scholarship benefits
The Italian law provides Ph.D. students with a scholarship of about 13,500 € gross per year. Thus, scholarships amount to 13.500 euro per year, and are renewable for up to three years

Method of Application
Interested candidates must follow steps as outlined on the official website on this page. You must register to the University website first to commence steps to submit your application. You should apply through that website. Detailed information on current applications is provided by the Call for Application available through the GSSPS official website.

It is important to read the current Call for Applications, and visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

DEADLINES:
The application deadline is 6 July 2016

PLEASE NOTE:
The University of Milan (aka Università degli Studi di Milano) is a higher education institution in Milan, Italy and one of the most important and largest universities in Europe. The University's research and teaching activities have developed over the years and have received important international recognitions. It is the only Italian member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a group of twenty-two research-intensive European Universities. It is also the best university in Italy in several rankings.

The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP) is a network of universities in Northern Italy, including: Brescia, Università Cattolica, Genova, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale and Torino. NASP is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS).

Application Deadline: 6 July 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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