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PhD Programme in International Studies 2018-19 Call for 6 PhD Scholarships (3 years)

The School of International Studies of the University  of Trento, Italy, welcomes applications for its PhD Program in International Studies.

The 6 scholarships are funded as follows:

– 5 by the University of Trento, Italy

– 1 by EURAC Research (European Academy of Bolzano).

The scholarships are adequate to cover living expenses in Trento; no tuition fees are charged. 50% increase is given during research periods abroad.


The PhD Programme, entirely in English, is characterized by a strong multidisciplinary approach, focusing on the study of complex international phenomena, which can often be understood only with the support of various, interconnected disciplines.

The three-year programme entails methodological and multidisciplinary courses, an Academic Writing programme, seminars by professors invited by the School of International Studies, and individual research.


The main requirements to send an application are high level of English language competency (at least C1), outstanding CV and a proposal to conduct research on an original topic related to international studies.


Research activities and projects at the SIS revolve around three main topics:

  • the social, political, legal and economic implications of a globally interconnected world;
  • international relations and security, and their interaction with technology and innovation;
  • the tensions between integration and disintegration in Europe.

The scholarship from EURAC Research is tied to ‘Cross-Border Co-operation, Sub-National Entities and Multi-Level Governance’.

Closing date for applications: 24 May 2018, 16:00 Italian time

Assessment of qualifications: 6 June 2018

Interview for shortlisted candidates: 20 and 21 June 2018

Programme starting on 1 November 2018


Online application: