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A new call is open with 28 additional positions in order to award scholarships for Ph.D. courses on the topics of Innovation or Green, linked to sustainable and inclusive development, with particular attention to defense of biodiversity, reduction of the impact of climate change, diffusion of the circular economy, promotion of sustainable development.

Deadline for application: October 4th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (Italian time). Apply now

The start date of the Ph.D. Programmes is December 1st, 2021.

For more information please download the call in the box on your right.

In the wake of the table of confronts with the Italian Minister of University and Research held on September 17th about the application of Ministerial Decree no. 1061/2021, the additional scholarships  cannot be assigned  to carry out 4-year-Ph.D. programs; therefore, the Ph.D. in Economics and the Ph.D. in Agrobiodiversity are excluded.

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 everything 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 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 2021/2022, there are 55 positions for Ph.D. students covered with a corresponding number of scholarships, 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 additional funds are made available, before the start of courses.The number of position is increased with 28 additional positions in order to award scholarships for Ph.D. courses on the topics of Innovation or Green in implementation of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 1061/2021, on FSE REACT-EU funding in the framework of PON “Ricerca e Innovazione” 2014-2020 (Azione IV.4 e
Azione IV.5).

Ph.D. Courses:

Ph.D. in Biorobotics

Ph.D. in Human Rights and Global Politics

Ph.D. in Law

Ph.D. in Economics

Ph.D. in Management Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare

Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences

Ph.D. in Agrobiodiversity

Ph.D. in Translational Medicine

Ph.D. in Emerging Digital Technologies

Ph.D. in Health Science, Technology and Management

To find out how to participate in the selection for admission to the Ph.D. positions, you can download the call - see the box on the right.

If you are not an Italian resident and wish to take part in the competitive selection, you must already have, or achieve by October 31, 2021, a M.Sc. 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.

How to enrol

In order to participate in the application process, candidates must:

  • register online
  • choose the PhD Course
  • upload documents required (documents required are listed in the call)

The Ph.D. courses will begin on October 1, 2021 and on Decembee 1, 2021 for the 28 additional positions.