Thursday, January 8, 2009

PhD Scholarships Economics and Finance Italy 2009-2010

University of Verona (Italy)

Call for Admissions: PhD Program in Economics and Finance

Università di Verona (Italy)

The Department of Economics at the University of Verona (Italy) is
pleased to announce the availability of at least three PhD Research
Scholarships for 3 years starting in January 2009.

The Doctoral Program in Economics and Finance is designed to train
doctoral candidates in a broad program of advanced study for careers in
teaching and research in universities, in public and private research
organizations, in financial and consulting institutions and private

The department recruits promising students from Italy and
abroad and courses are taught in English. Students are accepted directly
for Ph.D. degree. As prerequisite, students must hold a bachelor's
degree from an accredited institution in Italy or the equivalent level
of education from an institution outside Italy.

The internationalization program, financed by the Italian Ministry of
University and Research and the University of Verona, has lead in the
recent years to exchange agreements with the universities of Essex,
York, Wisconsin, Cergy-Pontoise, Cyprus, Oviedo, Campinas and Colombia.

The official calls for admissions can be found on this website

The first Call is for two scholarships. One is a general university
scholarship. Another scholarship is linked the realization of an
internationally co-tutored project in collaboration with the University
of Cergy-Pontoise or Paris X and involves a compulsory period of study
and research (up to 18 months) at one of these institutions. The amount
granted for these scholarships is € 13,638 per year and this is exempt
from personal income tax. They will be granted for the entire duration
of the PhD course and will be increased by 50% during authorized study
periods abroad.

The second Call is for a scholarship (co-funded by Regione Veneto – FSE)
reserved for the realization of the a research project on “The Economic
Analysis of Juvenile Crime and Policy Implications”. In this case the
scholarship amounts to € 19,000 gross per year.

Candidates may apply for all of these scholarships. Applications must be
sent on the forms provided and in the way indicated on the official call
by January 9, 2009. Candidates are also encouraged to send all this
documentation by email to admissions @ by the same date.
However, please note that applications must also be sent by post as
indicated in the call. Interviews will take place on January 21, 2009
(in person or in video-conference).

For further information on our PhD programme please visit the following