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PhD Scholarships- University of Trento

Published on 26.03.2014 22:04

UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for its three-year PhD Programme in International Studies. The program is currently ranked number 1 in Italy by La Repubblica.

This highly structured multidisciplinary programme is composed of a minimum of 200 hours of coursework. Students follow a common curriculum in International studies, methodology, research design and history, and attend advanced seminars in their major and minor subjects, chosen from amongst the disciplines of Economics, Law, and Politics & Society. The coursework is concentrated in the first year, with the third semester being devoted to the completion of the research proposal. At least one semester must be spent abroad for research.
The school invites applications across the whole range of disciplines comprising international studies but particularly encourages students who intend to carry out research in the following areas: European and International Politics; European, Comparative and International Law; Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Trade and International Financial History.
One scholarship will be reserved for applicants with a research project in the area of Transnational Crime. An additional scholarship is reserved for candidates with a research project in the area of the Politics of European and Regional Integration. The programme is conducted entirely in English and will be taught by members of the university’s multi-national faculty. No tuition fees are charged and a number of fully funded three-year scholarships will be awarded to the top-ranked applicants.
Scholarships will be augmented by 50% for authorized research periods spent abroad. At least 50% of the admitted candidates will be offered scholarships.
Application deadline is March 17, 2008.

For the application forms and further details concerning the PhD programme, please consult our website  or write to: PhD Programme in International Studies, University of Trento, via Verdi 8/10, I-38100 Trento, Italy, Email:
I hope that you could inform any potential candidate who would be interested in our programme.
On this occasion I convey my best wishes,

Sergio Targetti
Professor of Political Science
University of Trento


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