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PhD Grants for Foreign Students in International Doctoral Courses University of Padova, Italy‏


15 PhD Grants for Foreign Students in International Doctoral Courses
University of Padova, Italy

The University of Padova, through the funding of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/International Courses. During the 3-year doctoral programme, successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging.

Deadline: 5 September 2011

For the academic year 2011/2012 the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, offers 15 research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/International Courses (see annex 1 for the list of doctoral schools and international doctoral courses and related research lines).
The duration of the doctoral courses is three years, starting on the 2nd January 2012 and ending on the 31st December 2014.

Each position will be covered by a scholarship of 13.638,47 euro per year (gross value), fully funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo.
During the 3-year doctoral programme (2012-2014), the successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging at the ESU �" Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario. The connected charges will be covered by Università degli Studi di Padova through Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Applicants are required to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:
 To have foreign (non-Italian) citizenship;
 To have foreign (non-Italian) residence. Candidates must be in possession of this requirement within the deadline date.
 To have a foreign (non-Italian) academic qualification acknowledged as equivalent to the Diploma di Laurea/ Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale (at least four years of full time university education). The acknowledgement of the equivalence of the academic degree will be done by the relevant body of the Doctoral School/International Course, for the sole purpose of this competition.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the competition must be filled in exclusively through the online procedure available at: http://unipd.cineca.it/foreignstudents within 10.00 a.m. of the deadline date (5 September 2011).

The online form must be printed, signed and must arrive together with a copy of a valid ID at the following address by 5 September 2011 (deadline date):

Università degli Studi di Padova
Servizio Formazione alla Ricerca
via 8 febbraio, 2
35122 Padova, Italy

SCHOLARSHIPS
The amount of the scholarship is 13.638,47 € per year (gross amount).
The scholarship is subject to social security contribution.
The amount of the scholarship is increased by 50% for periods of study abroad excluding the official country of residence. For periods of study abroad students must have the approval of the Doctoral Council of the School/International Course.
Scholarships are paid by monthly instalments. The first instalment is paid the month following the actual beginning of the course.
Scholarships are subject to the general terms and conditions specified in annex 2.

ATTENDANCE FEES
Successful candidates will be exempted from paying attendance fees. The connected charges will be covered by the Università degli Studi di Padova through the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo.

Website: http://www.unipd.it/unipdWAR/page/unipd_en/research_en1/en_6_3_P2
Email: doctoral.grants@unipd.it