Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships for International Students, 2017

The Scuola Normale Superiore isseeking applications for its fully-funded PhD programs for both Italian citizens and international students to study in Italy.

Scholarship Benefits:  All students admitted to the PhD program receive full financial support. This includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of living scholarship.  All students will be assigned further funding for their research activity and travel.


: Applications for admission are invited from candidates who, irrespective of their citizenship, have an Italian laurea magistrale (MA/MS degree) or an equivalent degree from outside Italy, or who expect to have obtained the degree required for admission by 31 October 2017 – failure to obtain the degree by this date will disqualify the candidate for admission.

Admission to the call is restricted to candidates who:

  • • were born after 31 October 1987;
  • • have no past criminal charges against them resulting in a prison term of more than three years;
  • • have not been subject to the disciplinary measure of “expulsion” as specified in the didactic and internal regulations of the SNS;
  • • are not in possession of a research doctorate issued by an Italian university, and in any case have never benefitted from a scholarship to attend a research doctorate course in Italy.

How to apply: 

Applications for admission to the selection process must be registered online by 23:59 CET of 20 February 2017.

The online procedure will be activated at the section dedicated to the call on the SNS web site at the address

Deadline: 20th February 2017.

For more information, visit the official site.