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    Calls for the admission to 2021/22 PhD Programmes

    PhD Programmes: a pathway of study and research

PhD in Management - Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare: Mail:  info-phdmanagement@santannapisa.it
PhD in Law, PhD in Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Challenges, PhD in Political Science, European Politics and International Relations Mail:  info-phddirpolis@santannapisa.it
PhD in Agrobiodiversity, PhD in Agrobiosciences, PhD in Translational Medicine Mail:  info-phdlifesciences@santannapisa.it
Joint PhD in Economics Mail:  info-phdeconomics@santannapisa.it
PhD in Emerging Digital Technologies Mail:  info-phdtecip@santannapisa.it
PhD in Biorobotics Mail:  info-phdbiorobotics@santannapisa.it
PhD in Data Science Mail:  datascience.phd@sns.it

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 66 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.

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

PhD in Transnational Governance (more information on application process can be found here)

PhD in Data Science (more information on application process can be found here)

To find out how to participate in the selection for admission to the Ph.D. positions, you can download the calls and the annex forms for the different courses - 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 annex forms for the different courses)


The Ph.D. courses will begin on October 1, 2021