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16 PhD Positions at Doctoral School of Social Sciences in Italy – 2020/2021


Application for the 16 PhD Positions at Doctoral School of Social Sciences in Italy – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the University of Trento in Italy.



There are 16 studentships available for the excellent students who want to take part in a PhD degree program at the university for the academic year 2020/21. The University of Trento will provide 16 scholarships to cover living expenses as well as tuition fees for the duration of the PhD program.

Founded in 1962, the University of Trento is an Italian university that offers various degree level programs. It has ten departments, fifteen doctoral schools and several other research learning centers. The Doctoral School provides a series of doctoral curriculums each year.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • An Italian Laurea Magistrale instituted in conformity with Italian Ministerial Decree 270/2004, or
  • A university degree of the previous regulations or
  • An equivalent degree obtained abroad (Master’s degree) and recognized as equivalent to the Italian Laurea Magistrale by the Admissions Committee for the sole purposes of admission to the Doctoral programme, also within the framework of international agreements.
  • All nationalities
  • Total 16 PhD programs: 5 PhD programme in Sociology and Social Research, 6 PhD programme in Economics and Management, 5 PhD programme in Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society
  • For taking admission, applicants must meet all entry requirements of the university.
  • If your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree/high school is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English.


  • In order to apply for the grant, candidates are required to take admission in the PhD degree program at the University of Trento. After being enrolled, they should complete the application form through this link https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/en/Web/Home/dott online portal for this opportunity. After that, the application must submit by email to school.socialsciences -at- unitn.it or by post: Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Trento, via Verdi 26, I-38122 Trento, Italy.

Application must include:

  •  Applicants must upload a copy of the transcript of records and grade point average, proof of English language, statement of purpose in English, two reference letters, CV in English.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before June 3, 2020  will be considered.

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