Tuesday, May 6, 2008

4 PhD in Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

Selection overview

Admission Requirements
- Applicants, with no restriction on nationality, must hold a Master
of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title
- Current undergraduate students who will be awarded such a degree
before September 19, 2008, may also apply. In this case, a successful
application will be conditional to the subsequent completion of the
degree and the transmission to the School of adequate documentation,
also in electronic form, no later than September 22, 2008.

Positions and grants
- 4 positions with 4 fellowships (amounting to € 12.500 per year +
free meals at school’s canteen + Campus facilities)
- The School reserves the possibility of accepting up to a maximum of
2 further students without grant or other forms of financial support.

- Candidates are requested to apply online at:
www.sssup.it/phdapplicationonline by May 30, 2008 by 12.00 pm GMT. In
case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD
Administration Office (tel. +39 050 883383/3335/3220, e-mail:
- A hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate) together
with the enclosures as per art. 7 and with the copy of a valid
identity document, must reach by June 6, 2008:
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
International Doctoral Program in Economics
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
I - 56127 PISA, Italy

Application and attachments
- Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
a) the copy of a valid identity document. Non-UE applicants will have
to provide a photocopy of their passport;
b) two copies of their complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum
covering scientific training, professional experiences, publications
and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the
candidate; please use the UE model.
c) The academic record with the full list of courses and grades (in
English, in French or Italian);
d) one copy of the Master thesis, when applicable; two copies of its
abstract in English or in French or in Italian, and a copy of any
other publication that they deem suitable (works written in languages
other than Italian, English, or French must be accompanied by a
summary in one of the above languages);
e) two copies of a Research Project, of no more than 2.000 words
which describes the research activities that applicants would like to
perform during the PhD course. The candidate might opt to change
her/his research topics during the postgraduate program. However, the
research project offers an indication of the research interests and
is an important element for the evaluation of the potential of the
f) at least two recommendation letters written by Faculty Members or
other academics who have assessed and/or supervised the applicant’s
work during his/her university studies, offering a comparative
evaluation of the learning achievements, research potential,
maturity, and professional inclinations of the candidate, and
assessing whether the knowledge of the English language by the
candidate is adequate to attend a post-graduate programme;

Selection of applicants
Selection of applicants will be based upon the assessment of all the
submitted documents and publications.

Beginning of the Courses
October the 1st, 2008

e-mail: infophd@sssup.it

Attached documents
Call for applications 2008-2009 - (file pdf, 62 Kb)

Call for Applications A.Y. 2008-2009

Online application