Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (International PhD Scholarship in Political Science)


The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP) is glad to invite applications for the NASP PhD Scholarship Program.The scholarship is open to non – Italian students who are pursuing PhD program in political science in Italy. Interesting salary will be given to seven winners for maximum three years. The application deadline is 4 September 2017.

Description (Aim & About Sponsor)
The programme aims at training highly-skilled professionals who can undertake research within academic institutions, think tanks and research centers, as well as provide consultancy for political, economic, public or private organizations. The programme offers a two-levels training: first, the acquisition of a common background on the most up-to-date knowledge and methods in the field of political science and political philosophy. Second, a personalized training subdivided in four main paths of specialization: Institutions and Public Policy; International Studies; Public Opinion, Political Communication and Political Behavior; Political Theory.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree in political science.

Institution/Place of Study
The study will be taken in Italy.

Salary: scholarship of 16.350 Euro (gross) per year, renewable up to a maximum of three years.

Applicants’ Nationality
International students may apply this scholarship.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Candidates in possession of a second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale), an equivalent qualification or a qualification equivalent to the level of studies (Master’s Degree) awarded by a foreign university, may apply to take part in the competition for admission to the doctoral research program, as per the article above. The suitability of the foreign academic qualifications in terms of content is evaluated by the Examining Committee set up for admission to the PhD course, in compliance with the regulations in force in Italy and in the country in which the academic qualification was issued, and with the international treaties or agreements on the recognition of qualifications for the purpose of continuing studies.
  • Candidates who have not yet completed their second cycle (Magistrale) degree may also apply. In this case, candidates who are admitted into the PhD course are required to obtain the required qualification by 31 October 2017, on penalty of not being admitted. In order to be admitted to the competition, applicants are required to demonstrate at least Level B2 proficiency in the English language, as certified by an officially recognized certifying body, under the terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The English language certificates must have been awarded no earlier than three years from the date of application unless the specific certification is valid for a different period.

How to Apply
Please download and complete the application form at the link below.

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Submission Deadline
4 September 2017.

Website and Application Link

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