Deadline: 25 April 2011
Pre-selection Announcement for Foreign Students
Pre-selection is in progress for foreign students applying for a position in a PhD Program for the Academic Year 2011/12.
The number of positions funded by the University will be established by the Graduate School after 10 June 2011.
Foreign students wishing to apply for admission to a PhD Program for the Academic Year 2011/12 must submit an application no later than 25 April 2011.
Some doctoral courses have specific conditions of admission. Those will be advertised on the following web page: (These conditions may include the primary language of the program and its educational activities -- e.g., English or Italian).
Foreign students will be evaluated by submitting an online application by 25 April 2011. At the conclusion of the online application process, applicants must attach in electronic format a “pdf” file with a maximum size of 15 MB containing:
1. A Curriculum Vitae with details of achieved degree(s), relevant examination results and/or results of degree requirements with assessment and/or grade (i.e., transcript details), and the date of degree achievement.
2. A research proposal (maximum size of one (1) page on A4 paper)
3. A List of Publications
Foreign students are required to provide two recommendation forms & corresponding letters from two university professors either in Italy or abroad. The recommendation form and information about the letter can be found at the following webpage:
Please transmit the forms and letters by email or via regular postal mail directly to the coordinator of the PhD program to which you are applying by 25 April 2011. (Please note, if you are applying to more than one program an original set of letters & forms must be sent to each of the Programs Coordinators).
The list of coordinators and their addresses (both postal and electronic) is available at the following webpage:
Eligible candidates whose application has passed preliminary screening will be invited to take part in a Skype interview with the Coordinator (or their delegate) of the applicant’s desired program of study.
The Doctoral School will publish the list of candidates granted a Skype interview and the timetable of those interviews. The information can be found at the following webpage:
Candidates whose two letters of recommendation are not received will be excluded from selection.
Candidates will also be excluded from the selection process if they fail to disclose in their Curriculum Vitae relevant examination results and/or results of degree requirements with assessment and/or grade (i.e., transcript details), and the date of degree achievement by 25 April 2011.
Candidates will also be excluded if they hold a degree which the Coordinator does not consider equivalent to an Italian degree or equivalent to the Program’s requirements.
Candidates possessing a degree(s) not achieved in Italy will have to submit to the Administration of the Doctoral School a Declaration of Relative Value (or “dichiarazione di valore relativa al titolo”) within three months of registration. The Declaration is obtainable from the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the degree was completed.
Students who fail to present the Declaration of Relative Value within three months of registration will be excluded from the program.
Pre-selection applications will be evaluated by the Coordinator or by a Committee appointed by the Coordinator of the PhD Program and they will admit candidates deemed suitable.
The successful Candidate will be admitted and expected to be present for the full Academic Year beginning 1 September 2010 through 30 October 2011.
Professor Renato Lauro
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