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Qualification Type:  PhD

Location: Naples – Italy

Funding for: EU Students, International Students

Scholarship amount: €19,000 per year before social contributions for up to 4 years + 50% increase of the scholarship while visiting abroad for a maximum of 12 months + research budget (10% of the scholarship in the first year, 20% of the scholarship in the three following years)

Hours: Full Time

Closes: 24th August 20222:00 pm (CET)

The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) – School for Advanced Studies is an Italian interdisciplinary international school of higher education and research established by the Italian Government in Naples in 2019. The SSM admits undergraduate students by examination, and currently runs ten PhD programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Theoretical and Applied Sciences and Technology. 

For the academic year 2022-2023, the SSM invites applications for 70 fully-funded scholarships (of which 24 are funded by the EU via the Ministry of University) in the following PhD programs all led by panels of experts in their fields: 

Coordinator: prof. Carlo Rescigno
Info: [email protected]

Coordinator: prof Sabino De Placido
Info: [email protected]   

Coordinator: prof Salvatore Capozziello
Info: [email protected] 

Coordinator: prof. Brunella Franco
Info: [email protected] 

Coordinator: prof. Daniela Luigia Caglioti
Info: [email protected]  

Coordinator: prof. Luigi Sicca
Info: [email protected] 

Coordinator: prof. Nicola Fusco
Info: [email protected] 

Coordinator: prof. Mario di Bernardo
Info: [email protected]

Coordinator: prof. Vincenzo Barone
Info: [email protected] 

Coordinator: prof. Andrea Mazzucchi
Info: [email protected]

For each program, the SSM offers seven fully funded scholarships of EUR 19,000 per year.

All PhD programmes are 4 years long (1 year of coursework followed by a 3-year research project in the area of choice).

A five-year university degree, equivalent to a Master qualification, is required to participate in the selection. Admission to each PhD programme is through a competitive assessment of qualifications plus an interview for the shortlisted candidates. Interviews will take place in the first half of September as detailed in the Call for applications:

Application deadline

All applications must be uploaded by no later than Wednesday 24 August 2022, at 2:00 pm (CET) on the online application system available here:


Further details can be found here:

For specific information on one of the PhD programmes please contact the coordinator at the address indicated above.

For general enquiries about the admission procedure please write an email to [email protected] 

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