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32 PhD Programs for International Students at IMT School in Italy – 2019/2020


Application for the 32 PhD Programs for International Students at IMT School in Italy – 2019/2020 Entry is now open in Italy.


32 PhD Programs for International Students at IMT School in Italy - 2019/2020


Looking to fund your doctorate? The IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca has launched the call for applications for the PhD Programs in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” and in “Systems Science” for academic year 2019/2020.

32 scholarship opportunities are available for international students who wish to study in Italy. All admitted students pay no tuition fees, receive a monthly scholarship€140.00/year and have free room and board on campus for all four years of the program.

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca is an international Graduate School in Italy. The multilateral PhD program of IMT integrates scientific abilities of the science of economics, engineering, computer science, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and cultural heritage.

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:

  • Positions are available for International students.
  • 32 positions are for 4 field-specific tracks: Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH) and Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences (CCSN), both associated to the Cognitive and Cultural Systems PhD Program; Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE) and Economics, Networks and Business Analytics (ENBA), affiliated with the Systems Science PhD Program
  • Applications are open to candidates without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion
  • Proficiency in English is compulsory as research and teaching are conducted in English
  • No knowledge of Italian is requested
  • Applicants must have completed and obtained a degree equivalent to at least 4 years of university studies.
  • Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their degree is awarded before they enroll at IMT.
  • A university degree of at least 4 years or full-time equivalent. For an Italian degree, a Laurea Magistrale (or Specialistica) or a Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento.
  • Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 31st, 2019 can also apply.

Once admitted to the PhD Program, candidates wishing to enroll must submit the completed enrollment form to the IMT School no later than 5 days from the publication of the results, using one of the following modalities:

  • In person or by post to- IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, PhD and Higher Education Office, Piazza S. Ponziano, 6 55100 Lucca – Italy
  • By fax to +39 0583 4326565
  • By certified e-mail to [email protected]


The mode of application is online. All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest, including two contacts for further references – Applications without this document will not be considered
  • A full CV including contact details
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before April 23rd, 2019 at 12:00 pm Italian time will be considered for the scholarship.

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