The Ph.D. Programmes at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna are designed for talented graduates from around the world, who wish to carry out study and research in an international campus based in Pisa. Pisa is a medieval town in Tuscany, with a great quality of life and with a university system that is unique in Italy, with few equals in Europe, where everything is designed to help you get the most out of your studies and research. Ph.D. students at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna are supervised by tutors in a personalized program in order to make the most of your potential and to guide you towards a future full of success, whatever profession you may decide on.
For the academic year 2019/2020, there are 60 positions for Ph.D. students covered with a corresponding number of scholarships, funded by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), and by external public and private bodies. The number of positions and scholarships will increase if additional funds are made available, before the start of courses.
- Ph.D. in Human Rights and Global Politics
- Joint Ph.D. in Economics
- Ph.D. in Management Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare
- Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences
- Ph.D. in Agrobiodiversity
- Ph.D. in Translational Medicine
- Ph.D. in Emerging Digital Technologies
- Ph.D. in Biorobotics
- Ph.D. in Law
- PhD in Transnational Governance
To find out how to participate in the selection for admission to the Ph.D. positions, you can download the calls and the annex forms for the different courses - see the box on the right.
If you are not an Italian resident and wish to take part in the competitive selection, you must already have, or achieve by October 31, a M.Sc. degree that has been declared as being equivalent by the Italian authorities or recognized as being equivalent in terms of duration and content to the Italian degree.
The Ph.D. courses will begin on October 1, 2019.