Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

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Call for Applications A.Y. 2014-2015


NOTICE: Modified article 6 Call for Applications
from A.Y. 2014/15 all students enrolled in Ph.D. are required to pay the regional tax for the Right to Education, a yearly amount of €140,00 unless eligible for exemption.
For more information on the regional tax you can visit

Selection schedule
Ranking List of eligible candidates published no later than June 11, 2014.

Admission Requirements
• Applicants, with no restriction on nationality, must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title.
• Current undergraduate students who will be awarded such a degree before October 1, 2014, may also apply. In this case, a successful application will be conditional to the subsequent completion of the degree and the transmission to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of adequate documentation, also in electronic form, no later than October 1, 2014.

Positions and grants
Four positions of 4 years grants will be available.
The scholarship is amounting to € 14.000 (gross amount) per year + free lunches at the school’s canteen + Campus facilities. 

The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna may also admit eligible candidates without grants. They will take part in the Programme at their own expenses but they will not have to pay any tuition fee.

Candidates are requested to apply online  by May 7, 2014 by 11.00 am CET.

In case of problems with the online application, please contact Ph.D. Administration Office (tel. +39 050 883.345, e-mail:

Required documentation:
a) the copy of a valid identity document. Non-UE applicants will have to provide a photocopy of their passport;
b) the complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum covering scientific training, professional experiences, publications and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the candidate;
c) the academic record with the full list of courses and grades (in English, French or Italian);
d) the copy of the Master thesis, when applicable (or a copy of its abstract in English or in French or in Italian), and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable (works written in languages other than Italian, English, or French must be accompanied by a summary in one of the above languages);
e) the copy of a Research Project, of no more than 2.500 words, which describes the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the Ph.D. course. The candidate may freely opt to change his/her research topics during the postgraduate program. However, the research project offers an indication of the research interests and is an important element for the evaluation of the potential of the candidate;
f) At least two recommendation letters written and signed by faculty members or other academics who had the opportunity to assess the applicant’s work during his/her university studies are required. These letters must be sent directly via e-mail by the referees to the following address, before the deadline of May 7. In the subject line of the email there should be written the surname and name of the candidate. E-mails that do not satisfy this requirement may not be taken into account.

Undergraduate applicants are requested to specify the subject of their final thesis, in the countries where applicable, and should submit one copy of it at least in the form of a draft together with other documents.

Selection of applicants
Selection of applicants will be based upon the assessment of all the submitted documents and publications.

Beginning of the Courses
October 01, 2014.

tel. +39 050 883.345


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Ultimo aggiornamento 18-04-2014