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54 Four-Year PhD Scholarships

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) is a public institution of higher education established in 2019 as part of Università di Napoli Federico II. SSM admits undergraduate students by examination, and currently runs seven PhD programmes.

The SSM invites applications from qualified candidates for 54 PhD Scholarships in its nine PhD programmes in the areas listed below:

  • Archeology and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. Historical research, conservation, use of heritage (6 scholarships)
  • Cosmology, space science & space technology (6 scholarships)
  • Genomic and experimental medicine (6 scholarships)
  • Global History & Governance (6 scholarships)
  • Law and Organizational Studies for People with Disability (6 scholarships)
  • Mathematical and physical sciences for advanced materials and technologies (6 scholarships)
  • Modeling and engineering risk and complexity (6 scholarships)
  • Molecular Sciences for Earth and Space (6 scholarships)
  • Texts, Traditions and Book Cultures (6 scholarships)


Programme’s duration: 4 years

Scholarship amount: € 19,000.00 per annum;

50% increase of the scholarship for research abroad; 

Up to 20% of the scholarship in research funds per annum.

Starting date: 2nd November 2021

Admission requirements:

Candidates must possess an MA/MS degree by October 31, 2021, and an excellent command of English.

Required Application Materials:

  • Online application form (and a € 50 fee payment for Italian citizens only);
  • Copy of an ID document;
  • CV (max 2 pages);
  • Master’s degree thesis (plus abstract)/description of relevant research experience;
  • Personal statement;
  • Copy of publications, if applicable;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A scientific report/research proposal.

Application deadline: July 1st,2021 @ 06:00 pm (CET)

For more info on each doctoral programme, visit:

For more details on the call, application procedure and application forms, visit:

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Naples - Italy
Funding for: EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students
Funding amount: Up to €19,000
Up to £16,450.14 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 21st May 2021
Closes: 1st July 2021
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