Scholarship Description: The Catholic University is delighted to offer scholarships to study international PhD programme in Criminology. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
The PhD aims to train professionals able to meet traditional and emerging standards of excellence in the criminological sector. This goal is achieved through a specific program that combines training, research and teaching.
Founded in Milan in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart is the most important Catholic University in Europe and, in the face of growing international openness, it is also the only Italian university that can boast a national dimension with its five Campus: Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia and Rome, where the “A. Gemini”.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue the PhD programme.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Criminology.
Scholarship Benefits: In line with what was decreed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, the amount of the scholarship will be € 15.343,28 gross per year.
PhD students enrolled in the second and third year, in addition to the scholarship, will receive a monthly net fee of € 200 calculated on each month of collaboration with the Transcrime centre. This additional amount will be recalculated if the amount of the scholarship established by law were to change.
The scholarship will be increased by 50% during periods abroad. Starting in the second year, candidates will have a research expenditure budget equal to 10% of the scholarship.
To promote the internationalization of the doctorate, the winning candidates residing abroad can receive up to € 5,000 for documented travel and accommodation expenses incurred during the first year of the doctorate for the transfer to Milan.
Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
PhD candidates will attend Master courses aimed at completing and strengthening the candidates’ background (1st-year candidates). The necessary course work to be carried out is defined upon admission to the Programme. Course work is defined in accordance with each candidate’s curriculum. Master courses will include a final examination. Additionally, PhD candidates will prepare a paper (in English) on a topic agreed upon with the Professor of the course(s). Graduate courses may include:
- Statistics and advanced statistics
- Criminal law and procedure (Italian and comparative)
- The methodology of criminological research
- Criminology and Applied Criminology
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: The call for applications is available in English and Italian at the webpage of the PhD Office. Candidates must fill the application form.
Deadline: All year round