Ph.D. Programmes: a path way of study and research
The Ph.D. Programmes at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna are designed for talented graduates from around the world, who wish to carry out study and research in an international campus based in Pisa. Pisa is a medieval town in Tuscany, with a great quality of life and with a university system that is unique in Italy, with few equals in Europe, where every thing is designed to help you get the most out of your studies and research. Ph.D. students at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna are supervised by tutors in a personalized program in order to make the most of your potential and to guide you towards a future full of success, whatever profession you may decide on.
For the academic year 2015/2016, there are 65 positions for Ph.D. students available with the same number of grants, funded by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), and by external public and private bodies. The number of positions and scholarships will increase if, prior to the course, additional funds are made available.
Applying is simple: just follow the directions below. Remember to pay attention to the deadline, which varies depending on the course you opt for.
To find out how to participate in the competition for admission to the Ph.D. Courses you can download the calls and the forms for the individual courses - see the box on the right.
If you are not an Italian resident and wish to take part in the competitive exam, you must already have, or achieve by October 31, a MSc's degree that has been declared as being equivalent by the Italian authorities or recognized as being equivalent in terms of duration and content to the Italian degree.
The Ph.D. courses will begin on October 1, 2015.
Choose the course that interests you and click on the name to access the page with all the information, which includes the link to the online application form.
NEW! Joint Ph.D. in Political Science, European Politics and International Relations - application deadline: September 3, 2015 at 12:00 am (Italian time).
Ph.D. in BioRobotics - application deadline: June 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Italian time).
Ph.D. in Individual Person and Legal Protections - application deadline: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am (Italian time)
Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability - application deadline: June 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Italian time)
International Ph.D. in Economics - application deadline: May 7, 2015 at 11:00 am (Italian time)
International Ph.D. in Management Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare - application deadline: May 18, 2015 at 12:00 am (Italian time)
Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences - application deadline: June 1, 2015 at 12:00 am (Italian time)
International Ph.D. in Agrobiodiversity - application deadline: June 1, 2015 at 12:00 am (Italian time)
Ph.D. in Translational Medicine - application deadline: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am (Italian time)
International Ph.D. in Emerging Digital Technologies - application deadline: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Italian time)