Tuesday, February 12, 2008

PhD Scholarships in International Studies, University of Trento, Italy

The University of Trento is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for its three-year PhD Programme in International Studies. 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 Trans-national Crime. An additional scholarship is reserved for candidates with a research project in the area of 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 apply. The programme offers number of full scholarships renewable for three years subject to satisfactory academic appraisal. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and will be augmented by 50% for authorised research periods spent abroad. At least 50% of the admitted candidates will be offered scholarships.

Application Deadline: March 17, 2008.

For further details, consult our website http://portale.unitn.it/drsis or contact us: (School of International Studies, University of Trento, Via Verdi 8/10, I-38100 Trento (TN), Italy, phone: +39 0461 883150, email: phd[ at ]sis.unitn.it),

* The University of Trento is currently ranked number 411 in the THES World University Ranking.

Ton Notermans PhD
School of International Studies
University of Trento
Via Verdi 8/10
I - 38100 Trento (TN), Italy
Phone: +39 0461 883150
Fax: +39 0461 883152
URL: http://portale.unitn.it/drsis