The University of Macerata in Italy announces a call for applications for the PhD programmes open to applicants who must have already obtained a Master’s Degree or four-year degree (prior to the reform as per DM 509/99) for the 2020/2022 academic year.

This is a post-graduate university programme, the completion of which leads graduates to be awarded the equivalent of the PhD title (Philosophise Doctor) of Anglo-Saxon countries and similar titles present in other countries.

The aim of the PhD programme is to provide specialised training, aimed at carrying out highly specialised research activity. The course is of a legal duration of three years, which may be extended to four, and it involves obligatory the attendance of lessons, seminars, conferences, as well as giving participants the possibility to engage in work placements and study experiences abroad.

The training programme involves the identification of a research project to be developed both through the aforementioned advanced teaching and through individual study. This often leads the PhD student to participate in a cultural exchange with other countries, to participate in conferences organised within the national territory, visiting libraries, departments and institutes of Italian and other universities. The training period is aimed at the drafting of a doctoral thesis which should be carried out with a scientific method and have an original content.

The PhD title is awarded after passing a final examination. This involves the discussion of a thesis before an examination commission and gives the holder access to the world of scientific research that is not limited to the university world but that also extends to institutions, business and the socio-cultural realities that are outside of the academic world. The PhD title corresponds to the attainment of 180 CFU, which are divided up equally over the three years of the course.

Worth of Award

  •  Research scholarships each amounting to € 15.343,28 per year are awarded, on the basis of the final ranking of each PhD programme, to candidates who have never previously been awarded a PhD research scholarship, either wholly or in part. Candidates who are awarded scholarships must register with the Gestione Separata INPS [Separate Contribution of the National Institute for Social Security] in compliance with Art. 2, para. 26 of Law No. 335 of 08/08/1995.
  • The amount of a PhD scholarship is increased by 30% for a period of up to 18 months if the holder conducts his/her studies and research activity abroad while on a three-year research course, unless otherwise defined for scholarships co-financed for specific applied research activities.


To access a doctorate course, you must have already obtained a Master’s Degree or four-year degree (prior to the reform as per DM 509/99) and you must pass the selection process foreseen as per the indications in the call for applications.

How to Apply

Apply online via their website, click the link below

Deadline: applications close 30 June 2020 – 14:00:00 (GMT + 2) / June 30th, 2020 -h. 2:00:00 pm (GMT +2)


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