15 Doctoral Fellowships for Foreign Students at University of Padua in Italy, 2015-2016

15 Doctoral Fellowships for Foreign Students at University of Padua in Italy, 2015-2016

University of Padua is inviting applications for 15 doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2015/2016. The duration of the doctoral courses is three years. The duration of the doctoral courses is three years, commencing on 1st October 2015 and ending on 30th September 2018. Each position will be covered by a fellowship of 13.638,47 Euro per year (gross value), fully funded by the Foundation Cash Savings of Padua and Rovigo. During the 3-year doctoral programme (2014-2016), the successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging at the ESU–Regional Agency for the Right to Education. The relevant charges will be covered by the University of Padua through Foundation Cash Savings of Padua and Rovigo. The application deadline is May 29, 2015.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded for studying Animal and Food Science, Arterial Hypertension and Vascular Biology, Astronomy, biomedical science, Bio science, Brain, mind and computer science, Civil and environmental engineering sciences, Crop Science, Departmental medicine and health planning sciences, Earth Science, economics and management, fusion science and engineering, Industrial engineering, information engineering, History, criticism and preservation of cultural heritage, International law and private and labour law, Land, environment, resources and health, Linguistics, Philology and Literary science, Management Engineering and Real Estate Appraisal, materials engineering and science, Mathematical science, Mechatronics and product innovation engineering, Medical, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Molecular Sciences, oncology and surgical oncology, Pedagogical, Educational and Instructional Science, Pharmacological science, Philosophy, Physics, Psychological sciences, Social Sciences: Interactions, communications and cultural constructions, Space Sciences, Technologies and Measurements, Statistical Sciences and Veterinary sciences.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Padua, Italy.

Scholarship Provider: Foundation Cash Savings of Padua and Rovigo
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: In order to be deemed eligible, applicants are required to meet the following criteria:
-have a foreign (non-Italian) citizenship;
have a foreign (non-Italian) residence. Candidates must be in possession of this requirement within the deadline date.
-be in possession of a foreign (non-Italian) academic qualification recognised as equivalent to the Diploma di Laurea/ Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale amounting to at least four years of full time university education and leading to a doctorate in the country where the studies were carried out. For the sole purpose of this selection procedure, the qualification must be recognized equivalent to an Italian one by the Commission of the PhD course applied for (art. 4),
-be no more than 35 years old.
-Candidates shall be admitted to the selection procedure with reserve.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Candidates of all nationalities (non-Italian) are eligible for these doctoral fellowships.

Scholarship Description: For the academic year 2015/2016, the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, is offering 15 research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Courses (see annex 1 for the list of doctoral courses and related research lines). The duration of the doctoral courses is three years, commencing on 1st October 2015 and ending on 30th September 2018. Each position will be covered by a fellowship of 13.638,47 Euro per year (gross value), fully funded by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo. During the 3-year doctoral programme, the successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging at the ESU – Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario. The relevant charges will be covered by the University of Padua through Foundation Cash Savings of Padua and Rovigo.

Number of award(s): For the academic year 2015/2016, the University of Padua, Italy is offering 15 doctoral fellowships.

Duration of award(s): The duration of the doctoral courses is three years. The duration of the doctoral courses is three years, commencing on 1st October 2015 and ending on 30th September 2018.

What does it cover? Each position will be covered by a fellowship of 13.638,47 Euro per year (gross value), fully funded by the Foundation Cash Savings of Padua and Rovigo. During the 3-year doctoral programme (2014-2016), the successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging at the ESU–Regional Agency for the Right to Education. The relevant charges will be covered by the University of Padua through Foundation Cash Savings of Padua and Rovigo.

Selection Criteria: The evaluation will be based on the following criteria: Educational and professional curriculum: max 70 points Letters of reference: max 30 points
-To be included in the final ranking, candidates must be awarded a minimum overall score of 70 points. During the evaluation period candidates may be contacted via Skype for an interview in order to discuss about the application submitted.
-A research grant will be awarded to the first fifteen candidates in the ranking. In the event of a winner withdrawing from the competition, the second-placed candidate in the ranking shall be declared the winner.

Notification: The list of successful candidates shall be officially approved and issued by Rector’s Decree. This will be published starting from 29th July 2015

Online Application Form: Applications for the competition must be exclusively completed and submitted online.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 29, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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