Deadline: 2015-08-31
Value of Scholarship: 4,187.00 euros including a lodging allowance. Students also have the right to free meals at the facilities of the Scuola Normale or at facilities with agreements with the SNS for the duration of the course, excluding the periods of academic holidays.
Level Of Study: PhD

Call for 86 posts in PhD courses at the Scuola Normale Superiore

The Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) has advertised for  86 PhD positions for the 2015-2016 academic year cover a ranging of courses including   Philosophy,Modern Literature and Philology,Classics,History of Art,Modern and Contemporary History ,Physics .Candidates will be selected based on qualification

Eligibility requirements

Applications for admission are invited from candidates who, irrespective of their citizenship, have an Italian laurea magistrale or an equivalent degree from outside Italy, or who expect to have obtained the degree required for admission by 31st October 2015: failure to obtain the degree by this date will disqualify the candidate for admission. Degrees from outside Italy will be checked, merely for the purposes of the  selection process, by the call commission, in accordance with the prevailing legislation in Italy and in the country where the degree was issued and with any international treaties or agreements for the recognition of degrees for the continuation of studies.

Admission to the call is restricted to candidates who:

  1. were born after the 31st October 1985;
  2. have no past criminal charges against them resulting in a prison term of more than three years;
  3. have not been subject to the disciplinary measure of “expulsion” as specified in article 20 of the didactic and internal regulations of the SNS;
  4. are not in possession of a research doctorate issued by an Italian university, and in any case have never  benefitted from a scholarship to attend a research doctorate course in Italy.
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The admission interviews can be done in Italian or English; the candidate’s level of competence in the language he is to be tested in must be stated in the application, with reference to the EUROPASS language grid.


  1. Admission to the selection process

Applications for admission to the selection process must be registered on-line by 23:59 CET of the following dates:

  • 28th February 2015, for the spring session;
  • 31st August 2015, for the autumn session;

the on-line procedure will be activated at the section dedicated to the call on the SNS web site at the


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