The University of Bologna is providing a three-year NRRP International Scholarship amounting to €69,991, with an indicative net stipend of approximately €1,200 for 12 months to students who want to undergo a degree program at the Institution.
Each student will also be given a budget for research-related expenses amounting to about €5,000 for the three years and a top-up of €600/month for six months during the periods spent abroad.
The PhD programme provides the skills necessary to perform high-level research activities and pursue advanced professional career paths not only in universities but also in the public and private sector.
During the programme, PhD students will learn how to conduct original, innovative and independent research in a specific environment and will gain important transferable skills that go beyond mastering their specialist subject such as, for example, the ability to tackle complex problems, manage unforeseen events, work in a team and effectively communicate the results of their work. These essential qualities are highly valued in businesses, the manufacturing and service sectors and in the public administration.
PhD students will also undertake a period of training and research abroad and on placement in a company.
Eligibility criteria for the NRRP International Scholarships
1. Applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate or a second-cycle or single-cycle degree from the University of Bologna or another Italian institute or university.
2. Applicants must have an equivalent Second Cycle Degree awarded by academic institutions part of AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale).
3. Applicants must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
a. Certification by the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA) of Unibo.
b. First cycle degree (bachelor’s) taught in English.
c. B2 level English exam in their Bachelor’s study plan.
d. The applicant is an English native speaker (to be indicated in the CV)
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: €69,991
Number of Awards: 289
Eligible Field of Studies: Students can undertake PhD study programmes in Biological, Geological and Agricultural Sciences, Legal, Political, Economic, Statistical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical, Physical, Chemical and Astronomical Sciences, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Sciences, or Humanistic Sciences offered at the University of Bologna.
Application Deadline: 2nd August 2022.
Method of Application: Applicants can apply for the PhD programme of choice via the university’s application portal, Studneti Online. All eligible students will be considered.