FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions on the PhD Call for applications and selection procedures

We recommend that before reading the FAQ you carefully read the Call for Applications for the PhD Programme you are interested in.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE PHD PROGRAMMES

1. I couldn't find any details about the PhD Programme I’m interested in, where can I find them?

All the specific information related to PhD Programmes are included in each PhD Programme Table available on the University website (select the relevant PhD Programme > “More information”, “PhD Programme Table”).

 

2. I’m a person with disability (with specific supporting documentation). How am I supported during my PhD career?

In order to participate to the admission exam, special arrangements (i.e. “adaptations”) are available upon request when applying on Studenti Online. Moreover, the Unibo Service for students with disability (Servizio per gli studenti con disabilità e con DSA) is available to evaluate specific individual needs.

 

3. If I’m attending a PhD Programme, am I allowed to enrol to the 24 CFU training programmes at the same time?

Yes, you are. As a PhD candidate, you can enrol to the 24 CFU programmes provided by the University of Bologna, without paying any fee.

 

4. If I’m enrolled in a PhD Programme, am I allowed to attend the Specialisation School at the same time?

No, you aren’t. The only exception regards Medical Specialisation Schools, where the joint attendance is allowed upon authorization from the PhD Programme Academic Board and the Medical Specialisation School Board. However, the cumulation of both the PhD scholarship and the salary dedicated to specialist medical students is not permitted. If you need more information on this topic, please check art.19 of the PhD Programmes Regulation.

 

 5. Under which circumstances am I allowed to suspend my PhD career?

You can ask for the suspension for the following purposes:

  • in case of pregnancy,
  • if you enrol in Italian Military Training institutions,
  • in case of national voluntary service (Servizio Civile),
  • in case of severe illness occurring to you or one of your family members (at least for six months prognosis).

The PhD suspension lasts for one year, except for the pregnancy suspension which lasts a minimum of five months.

For more information, please check art.20 of the PhD Programmes Regulation.

 

 6. I’m currently enrolled in a PhD Programme at another University, can I move to the University of Bologna?

Yes, you can, if you meet the following requirements:

  • submit the request before the end of the first year of your PhD Programme, in order to enrol directly to the second year at the University of Bologna.
  • choose a new PhD Programme (at the University of Bologna) with similar learning and research outcomes compared to the previous PhD Programme. 
  • obtain the authorization from the Academic Board of the new PhD Programme.

 If your request will be accepted, you will not receive any scholarship.

 

 7. What does “co-tutelle agreement for PhD candidates” mean?

A co-tutelle agreement for PhD thesis is a bilateral agreement devoted to a single PhD candidate, allowing them to conduct research activities under the supervision of two supervisors (one at the University of Bologna and the other at a non-Italian University). Such an agreement binds the two Universities to issue a double degree of “Doctor of Philosophy” after a joint PhD thesis defense. For more information, please check the related University website.

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. How can I apply for a PhD Programme at the University of Bologna?

Each year there is a Call for Applications for the admission to PhD Programmes and a selection procedure. The procedure is detailed in the Call for Applications and in the related PhD Programme Tables (select the PhD Programme > “More information”, “PhD Programme Table”). Any application submitted in ways other than those explicitly detailed in the Call for Applications and in the related PhD Programme Tables will be rejected (e.g., via e-mail).

 

2. When is the Call for Applications published?

Usually, the Call for Applications is published between March and April. We strongly suggest you to monitor the University website to get any related update.

 

3. Which qualifications allow me to apply for a PhD Programme?

Each of the following Italian qualifications allow you to apply for a PhD Programme:

  1. Laurea Magistrale, Magistrale a ciclo unico or Laurea Specialistica (Master’s Degree);
  2. Laurea di Vecchio Ordinamento (pre 1999 reform);
  3. An equivalent Second Cycle Degree awarded by academic institutions part of AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale).

In addition, non-Italian Second Cycle Degrees awarded by an academic institution and equivalent to the above-mentioned degrees (letters A, B, C) allow you to apply to a PhD Programme at the University of Bologna. 

Applicants who are yet to obtain their Second Cycle Degree are admitted to the selection procedure on condition that they obtain their degree by no later than October 31st.

 

4. I attended an Italian University Master course (Master Universitari di I e II livello). Does this title allow me to apply for a PhD Programme?

No, remember that University Masters issued by Italian Universities are not equivalent to a Second Cycle Degree. In order to apply for a PhD Programme you need a Laurea Magistrale or an equivalent non-Italian Second Cycle Degree, a University Master (either I or II level) is not sufficient.

 

5. I earned a Master’s Degree in a non-Italian University. Does this title allow me to apply for a PhD Programme?

Usually, the Master’s Degree obtained abroad is equivalent to the Italian Laurea Magistrale. Therefore, it should be accepted to access a PhD Programme in Italy. If you have a Master’s Degree that gives you access to a PhD Programme in the country in which it was awarded, it is generally accepted to access further education in Italy.   Check the validity of your qualification, contacting the awarding Institution or consulting online database such as the ENIC-NARIC.

 

6. Does my non-Italian degree give me access to a PhD Programme in Italy?

In order to apply for a PhD Programme in Italy, you need to have a Second Cycle Degree that gives you access to a PhD Programme in the country in which it was awarded. Check the validity of your qualification, contacting the awarding Institution or consulting online database such as the ENIC-NARIC.

 

7. What are the language requirements to apply for a PhD Programme? Do I need a language certification?

Each PhD Programme has its own language requirements. For more information check the PhD Programme Table (select the PhD Programme > “More information”, “PhD Programme Table”).

 

8. Do I need a supervisor to apply for a PhD Programme?

No, you don’t. You will be assigned a Supervisor by the Academic Board, after the enrolment process.

ADMISSION APPLICATION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

1. Can I apply for more than one PhD Programme?

Yes, you can apply for more than one PhD Programme, either at the University of Bologna or other universities. Please check the schedule of the admission examinations in order to avoid overlaps.

 

2. I am already enrolled in a PhD Programme, can I apply for another PhD?

Yes, you can. Should you be a successful applicant, you must choose just one of the two programmes because it is not possible to be enrolled to more than one PhD Programme at the same time. Please note that:

  • During the first meeting of the Academic Board, you will be assigned a research field (Settore Scientifico Disciplinare). This cannot be the same of your previous PhD programme.
  • If you already had an Italian PhD scholarship (even for one day), you cannot be eligible for a second scholarship. However, you can apply for a PhD position without scholarship or covered by other form of funding, such as research grants or funding awarded by national/international Institutions. You can also apply for an Industrial PhD, Intersectoral PhD and Apprenticeship PhD.

 

3. If I have already got a PhD, can I apply for another PhD Programme?

Yes, but with the following limits:

  • During the first meeting with the Academic Board, you will be assigned a research field (Settore Scientifico Disciplinare). This cannot be the same of your previous PhD Programme.
  • If you already had an Italian PhD scholarship (even for one day), you cannot be eligible for a second scholarship. However, you can apply for a PhD position without scholarship or covered by other form of funding, such as research grants or funding awarded by national/international Institutions. You can also apply for an Industrial PhD, Intersectoral PhD and Apprenticeship PhD.

 

4. If I have already got my name.surname@studio.unibo.it credentials, do I have to register again in order to submit my application?

No. If you forgot your credentials, please follow the instructions on this webpage. To fill your admission application on Studenti online, you must use your name.surname@studio.unibo.it credentials or your digital identity SPID.

 

5. Is there an application fee to be paid? 

No. The University of Bologna does not charge applicants any fee. 

 

6. What is the difference between “required documents” and “supporting documents”?

The required documents are mandatory in order to submit the admission application on Studenti Online. If you do not upload these documents, you will not be able to submit your application.

The supporting documents will increase your score to access to the oral examination. In each PhD Programme Table you can find the details regarding the score assigned to each document.

 

7. To attest my degrees, do I need to upload the certification or a self-certification?  

For degrees awarded by Italian public or private (if applicable) Universities the signed self-certification is mandatory. If your University does not provide a prefilled form, it is possible to use this model form

For degrees awarded by EU/Extra EU Universities the certification is required, together with the Transcript of Records of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, or the Diploma Supplement (if available). 

 

8. I have obtained my Second Cycle Degree in UK. After Brexit must I follow the submission’s rules for documents issued by non-EU Countries?

No, despite Brexit UK is still part of the Bologna process. Consequently, you should follow the submission’s rules stated for EU Countries.

 

9. In which languages ​​are the application documents accepted? How do I get a valid translation?

 Documents must be written in Italian, English, French, German or Spanish. In case of documents written in other languages, the official translation in Italian/English is required. To be accepted, the translation must be issued by the awarding University or by other competent authorities of the country where the degree was awarded. For further information, see the University website.

 

10. Is a specific CV format required?

If a specific CV format is required, it will be specified on the PhD Programme Table (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

 

11. I cannot find any information on the research proposal in the Call for applications, should I attach it to my application?

Not all the PhD Programmes require you to present a research proposal to submit your application. For more information, check the PhD Programme Table of the programme you are interested in (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

 

12. Should I attach reference letter to my application?

You can verify the possibility of attaching a reference letter to your application by checking the PhD Programme Table of the programme you are interested in (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

If such possibility is available, you must not attach the reference letter directly to your application, but you must follow this procedure instead:

  • When you are filling out your application on Studenti Online, submit the e-mail contact of the Professors/professionals to whom the reference letter is requested. As soon as the e-mail contact is submitted, they will receive an automatic message from the University of Bologna (even though you did not yet submit your final application);
  • Such message will contain all the information that they need in order to upload the reference letter (if the message is not received, please ask them to check the spam folder)

The reference letter must be uploaded by the Professors/professionals in pdf before the Call for Applications expires.

On Studenti Online you can check if the reference letter was correctly uploaded, but you cannot access the content of the letter.

You can submit your final application before the letter of introduction is uploaded.

 

13. Can I present additional qualifications, certifications and degrees besides the ones requested in the Call for applications?

Yes, but only qualifications, certifications and degrees mentioned in the art. 3 of the Call for Applications or in the PhD Programme Table will be taken into consideration for the purpose of admission to the PhD Programme (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”). Other qualifications, certifications and degrees will not be taken into account by the Admission Board.

 

14. I made a mistake while filling out the form for application or I need to add further documents to my application. Can I correct the mistake and add the documents?

If you have not submitted your final application yet, and the Call for Applications has not expired, it is possible to modify what you wrote in the form and to add further documents to your application. If you have already submitted your final application, and the Call for Applications has not expired yet, you can re-open the application (see “Re-open”), correct the mistake and/or add further documents. If you re-open your final application, remember that you need to submit it again!

 

15. If I earn further qualifications, certifications or degrees after the Call for Applications deadline, but before the start of the admission exams, can I add them to my application?

No. After the Call for Applications deadline it is not possible to add further documents to your application. For the purpose of admission to the PhD Programme, only qualifications, certifications and degrees earned and submitted before the Call for Applications deadline will be taken into consideration by the Admission Board. This also applies to publications and papers.

 

16. In case the application is incomplete or is submitted after the Call for Applications deadline, is it possible to complete the application by sending the missing documents via e-mail?

No. Sending the missing documents via e-mail is never possible because the application must be submitted exclusively through Studenti Online and before the Call for Applications deadline. We recommend that you thoroughly check that your application is complete and that all the information is correct before you submit it.

 

17. How can I know if I have submitted my final application correctly?

After you have submitted your final application, you will see the following message: “Application submitted: Your application has been successfully submitted”. On Studenti Online you can check the date and time at which your final submission was registered into the system. You will not receive any e-mail confirming the final submission of your application.

 

18. After the submission of my application, will I receive a notification with information about the admission exams and the results of the selection procedure?

No. The calendar of the selection procedure, the link to the Teams virtual room where the selection will take place and the results of each step of the selection procedure will be published on Studenti Online. The sub-criteria (additional criteria of evaluation that are established by the Admission Board before the examination) and the ranking list are instead published on the web page of each PhD Programme (select the PhD Programme you applied for, then check “Notices”).

 

19. I submitted the application, what now?

After you submit the application, you will NOT receive any notification via e-mail confirming the registration of your application into the system. You can check the status of your application on Studenti Online. Now you just have to wait for the next steps: the qualifications evaluation results and the publication of the examination calendar. You can find more information about the examination calendar in the PhD Programme Table of the PhD Programme you applied for (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

SELECTION PROCEDURE

1. Where can I find specific information concerning the selection procedure?

All the information concerning the selection procedure and the evaluation criteria can be found in the PhD Programme Table. If sub-evaluation criteria are present (additional evaluation criteria established by the Admission Board before the examination), they will be published on the webpage of the PhD Programme (select the PhD Programme you applied for, then check “Notices”).

 

2. Where and when can I find the qualifications evaluation results and the admission examinations calendar?

The qualifications evaluation results, the admission examinations calendar and the admission examinations results will be published on Studenti Online (see “Requests in progress”, “See detail” and download the pdf file that you can find at the bottom of the webpage). Such information will be available starting from the date indicated on PhD Programme Table of PhD Programme you applied for (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

 

3. Is the oral examination going to be online?

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the oral examinations are going to be held online through Microsoft Teams, as indicated in the PhD Programme Table of the PhD Programme you applied for (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

 

4. Where can I find the link to the Teams virtual room where the oral examination will be held?

A few days before the examination date, you will find the link to the Teams virtual room and the instructions on how to access it on Studenti Online, in the section where you can visualize your application. (Click on “see detail” and check the pdf files that you can find attached at the bottom of the webpage). Remember to access Microsoft Teams using your institutional credentials name.surname@studio.unibo.it.

 

5. My internet connection is unstable and I cannot participate to the examination. Whom should I reach?

Contact the Admission Board using the contacts that you can find on the webpage of the PhD Programme you applied for, or contact the PhD Unit at aform.udottricerca@unibo.it.

 

6. Where and when will the final ranking list be published?

After the examinations are over, and after the PhD Unit has carried out checks and the Rector of the University (Magnifico Rettore) has officially approved the procedure, the final ranking list will be published on the PhD Programme webpage (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and check “Notices” at the bottom of the webpage). As soon as the ranking list is published, the instructions for enrolment for the selected applicants will be published on the PhD Programme website, in the section “Details”.

 

7. Whom can I reach if I need a clarification about the examinations?

Contact the Admission Board using the contacts that you can find on the webpage of the PhD Programme you applied for (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “Admission Board”).

ENROLEMENT PROCEDURE

1. I would like to accept the PhD position, but I am currently enrolled into another higher education programme (First or Second Cycle Degree or Specialisation School). What should I do?

If you are enrolled in a Second Cycle programme and you need the degree in order to enrol in the PhD Programme, you can enrol in the PhD Programme under condition, but you must earn the Second Cycle Degree before October the 31st.

If you are enrolled in a First Cycle programme, Second Cycle programme, Italian University Master (either I or II level, and including the courses taught in academic institutions part of AFAM - Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale) or non-medical Specialisation School, in order to enrol in the PhD Programme you must first withdraw from the programme you are enrolled into.

If you are enrolled into a Medical Specialisation School, and you receive the authorization of the School Board and of the PhD Programme Academic Board, you can enrol in the PhD Programme and keep on attending the Medical Specialisation School.

 

2. I would like to accept the PhD position, but I am currently enrolled in a PhD Programme of the same cycle at a different university. What should I do?

In order to enrol in the PhD Programme of your choice at the University of Bologna, you first need to withdraw from the PhD Programme you are currently enrolled into, and provide the required documents to the Unibo PhD Unit at the following email address: aform.udottricerca@unibo.it.

 

3. I would like to accept the PhD position, but I am currently enrolled in a PhD Programme of a previous cycle. What should I do?

You cannot be enrolled into two PhD Programmes at the same time. In order to enrol in the PhD Programme of your choice, you need to withdraw from the PhD Programme you are currently enrolled into.

You should also take into account the following limitations:

  • During the first meeting with the Academic Board, you will be assigned a research field (Settore Scientifico Disciplinare). This cannot be the same of your previous PhD Programme.
  • If you already had an Italian PhD scholarship (even for one day), you cannot be eligible for a second scholarship. However, you can apply for a PhD position without scholarship or covered by other forms of funding, such as research grants or funding awarded by national/international Institutions. You can also apply for an Industrial PhD, Intersectoral PhD and Apprenticeship PhD.

 

4. I would like to present my application, but I have not obtained my Master’s Degree yet. What do I have to do?

If you have not obtained your Master’s Degree yet, you can enrol under condition. It is important that you obtain the qualification within October the 31st. When you will obtain your qualification, you must send to aform.udottricerca@unibo.it the following documents:

  • the self-certificate (or certificate, in case the title is obtained in EU or extra-EU countries – art.3 of the Call of Applications), indicating the name of the awarding institution, the date in which the degree has been awarded, type of degree (in Italy Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale, magistrale a ciclo unico, vecchio ordinamento or an equivalent second cycle degree) and the final mark;
  • a copy of a valid ID, with photo.

 

5. I completed my enrolment for a position without scholarship. If another successful applicant withdraws from a position with scholarship, can I receive their funding?

Yes, for more information regarding the replacement procedure check the PhD Programme Table of the PhD Programme of your interest (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

 

6. During the oral exam I expressed my interest for a topic-specific position and I have been awarded it. Considering the final ranking list, I could obtain also a standard position. Can I choose between the two positions?

Yes, but the choice must be communicated during the oral examination, and not after, and can’t be modified.

 

7. How do I obtain my badge?

After enrolment, you will receive an email to name.surname@studio.unibo.it with the QR code and the instructions to print the badge at the  self-service machines available at the University.

 

8. I completed my enrolment. What do I have to do now?

You must wait for the email by the Coordinator of the PhD Programme for the start of activities. At the first meeting of the Academic Board, a research project and a supervisor will be assigned to each candidate. Moreover, the Board will illustrate the training activities and the deadlines for the first year.

 

10. I am an extra-EU citizen. How can I obtain my VISA?

After enrolment, you have to register on Universitaly, fill in the “pre-enrolment request” at the PhD Programme and follow the procedure detailed.

 

11. I am an extra-EU citizen; how can I obtain my residence permit?

Specific information on how to obtain the residence permit is available on the dedicated page  of the University website.

 

12. I am a non-Italian citizen (EU, extra-EU), how can I obtain the Italian fiscal code?

Specific information on how to obtain the Italian fiscal code is available on the dedicated page of the University website.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION FEES

1. What are the standard positions?

Standard positions are those positions not linked to a specific research topic and are assigned following the general ranking list. In any case, during the first meeting of the Academic Board to each candidate will be assigned a research project and a supervisor.

 

2. What are the topic-specific positions? 

Topic-specific positions are those that bind the candidate to carry out activities on a specific research topic, as indicated by the PhD Programme Table of the PhD Programme of your interest (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

Topic-specific positions are not assigned on the basis of the general ranking list, but they require a specific evaluation by the Admission Board, and therefore the awarding follows the sub-ranking list of those that are eligible for the topic-specific position.

 

3. What are the reserved positions?  

The reserved positions (e.g., Industrial or Intersectoral PhD, Apprenticeship PhD, if available) are open to applicants who fulfil specific requirements in addition to the general assessment carried out by the Admission Board.

Reserved positions are not awarded according to the applicant’s place in the general ranking list, because they require a specific evaluation by the Admission Board. Therefore, the positions are awarded following the sub-ranking order of the applicants who are eligible and fulfil the specific requirements regarding each position.

 

4. What are the industrial/Intersectoral and Apprenticeship PhD positions?

They are PhD positions made available in collaboration with businesses and other entities. For more information, please visit the following webpages: PhD Programme degree with firms and bodies and PhD Apprenticeship Programmes.

 

5. Are there any specific scholarships for international applicants?

International applicants can access to all the scholarships included in the Call for Applications. Some PhD Programmes provide scholarships addressed to international applicants. Please check the PhD Programme Table of your interest (choose the relevant PhD Programme > “More information” and at the top of the page select “PhD Programme Table”).

 

6. I have a scholarship funded by the MAECI or by my country of birth, citizenship, residence. Can I be admitted to a PhD Programme?

After having participated to the admission procedure, if you are eligible for a position, you can be enrolled in extra-quota positions.

 

7. Do I have to pay a tuition fee?

PhD candidates must pay the tuition fee for the enrolment for each academic year. Its total amount includes insurance premium, stamp duty and the regional tax for the right to higher education. As an example, for the academic year 2020/2021, the amount of such fees was 157.04 euros.

You will have to pay the tuition fee even in case of positions without scholarship. In case of international agreements that normally provide a tax refund, you are expected to personally pay your tuition fee. Then ask directly to the partner institution to get a refund, in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

 

8. What is the PagoPA system and how does it work?

PagoPA is a system for electronic payments, created to make any payment for the Italian Public Administration easier, safer and clearer. To pay your tuition fee, access your Studenti Online personal page, section "Fee situation - Enrolment". Click on the PagoPA icon, near to the fee amount, and using your name.surname@studio.unibo.it credentials or SPID, pay your tuition fee with you credit/debit card or any other available payment method. For detailed information you can consult the PagoPA website (in Italian).

 

9. In case of withdrawal or exclusion can I have a tax refund?

No. The withdrawal or the exclusion from a PhD Programme does not give you the right to a tax refund.

 

10. In the past I was awarded a PhD scholarship, am I eligible for another?

If you already had an Italian PhD scholarship (even for one day), you cannot be eligible for a second scholarship. However, you can apply for a PhD position without scholarship or covered by other form of funding, such as research grants or funding awarded by national/international Institutions. You can also apply for an Industrial PhD, Intersectoral PhD and Apprenticeship PhD.

 

11. What are the fulfilments to benefit from the PhD scholarship?

PhD candidates who have been awarded a PhD scholarship must subscribe to gestione separata INPS (INPS Special Funds for self-employed workers). The scholarship is subject to the payment of INPS social security contributions. The University is responsible for 2/3 of the amount of INPS social security contributions to be paid, while the PhD candidate is responsible for 1/3, which is automatically deducted from your scholarship payment. The PhD candidate benefits from all the protections and related rights.

 

12. I can’t subscribe to the “gestione separata INPS”, how can I solve this problem?

You can contact the INPS Contact center  (especially if you need information in English). However, if you are resident abroad you can subscribe to the “gestione separata INPS” at your arrival to Italy, without losing your previous social security contributions.

 

13. How and when do I receive the scholarship?

You will receive your scholarship monthly, though not before the 25th day of each month. In order to receive the scholarship, you must own (or co-own) an Italian or international bank account and upload your IBAN on Studenti Online (see the modify contact details section). Please note that if you don’t upload/modify your IBAN within the first week of the month, the deposit of the scholarship on your bank account for that month may undergo a delay.

 

14. Is the PhD scholarship compatible with other forms of income?

The PhD scholarship is not compatible with:

  1. Other scholarships, with the exception of the ones whose purpose is to fund the international mobility of PhD candidates.
  2. Salary received as a student enrolled in a Medical Specialisation School. Specialist medical students enrolled in a PhD Programme don’t receive the PhD scholarship while they are attending the Specialisation School.
  3. Research grants. If you are already receiving a research grant and obtain a PhD scholarship, you must renounce either the research grant or the PhD scholarship before the start of the PhD Programme.
  4. Salary received as a public servant in an Italian Public Office.

PhD scholarship is compatible with any other income, deriving from contracts in the private sector, from activities as a free lancer, or from collaborations with Public Offices with contracts different than that of an employee.

However, you should keep in mind that the PhD Programme requires a full-time and exclusive commitment on the part of PhD candidates, who are required to attend the activities connected to the PhD Programme for its whole legal duration (see PhD Programmes Regulation). To carry out payed activities, you need to obtain a formal authorisation from the Academic Board, who will evaluate the compatibility of the extra activities with the training and research activitied foreseen for the PhD programme.

 

15. What is the amount of my scholarship?

The scholarship amounts to 15,343.28 euro per year gross and to 1,278.61 euro per month gross. The scholarship, without the INPS contribution, amounts to 13,592.61 euro per year and to 1,132.72 euro per month.

The yearly gross amount of the scholarships awarded for the PhD programme in “Data Science and Computation” and “Health and technology” is 19,367 euros (gross amount including the taxes incurred by the recipient).

 

16. Is it possible to increase the PhD scholarship in particular conditions?

For PhD candidates who receive a scholarship, the scholarship is increased by 30% while they are abroad carrying out activities related to the PhD Programme (e.g., visiting, etc.). Such increase does not apply for periods abroad shorter than a month (uninterrupted) and/or if the candidate stays in the country where they were born, in a country they are a citizen of or in a country where they hold Residence (residenza) or Domicile (domicilio). The scholarship increase must be required by the candidate within six months of the conclusion of the period abroad, otherwise it is forfeited (see art. 15 c. 18 in the PhD Programmes Regulation).

 

17. I am a PhD candidate and I received the last payment of my scholarship. How can I request the DISS-COLL unemployment benefit regulated by Legge 81/2017?

Starting July, the 1st 2017, the DISS-COLL has been extended to PhD candidates with scholarship and to research fellows. The request for the unemployment benefit must be submitted at the end of the legal duration of the PhD Programme by following the procedure described on the INPS website (it is sufficient that you attest your participation to the PhD Programme, you do not need to request any certificate from the PhD Unit).