IMT School PhD Programs in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” and in “Systems Science” fully funded scholarship in italy

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
IMT School PhD Programs in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” and in “Systems Science” fully funded scholarship in italy

IMT School PhD Programs in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” and in “Systems Science” fully funded scholarship in italy

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.

Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships,which are equally divided between two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, ne

Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” and in “Systems Science” (academic year 2018/2019).

Programs official duration: 4 years, with the possibility of defending the PhD thesis from the end of the third
The Programs start on November 4th, 2019.
PhD Programs Coordinator: IMT School Director, Prof. Pietro Pietrini.
Official language of the Programs: English.
32 Available Scholarships:
– 16 for the PhD Program in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems”;
– 16 for the PhD Program in “Systems Science”; one (1) scholarship is reserved for candidates willing to write
their doctoral thesis in applied economics and management, within the track in “Economics, Networks and
Business Analytics”, under the joint supervision of a promotor from the IMT School and a promotor from the
KU Leuven, to receive a joint doctoral degree.
The number of positions may be increased in the event that additional financing is made available after the
publication of the Call.
Scholarship gross amount: 15,343.28 Euros/year (see the paragraph entitled “Scholarships”).
Additional benefits:
• All PhD students admitted to the PhD program are exempt from paying tuition fees, although they are still
responsible for paying the yearly Regional Education Tax (currently €140.00/year);
• All PhD students are offered free meals (lunch and dinner) at the on-campus canteen;
• All scholarship recipients are provided with free accommodation in shared double rooms within the campus
residential facilities.
Applications are open to candidates who meet the following requirements:
1. Degree:
• “Laurea Magistrale” or “Specialistica” (according to DM n° 509, of November 3, 1999), or a four- or five-year
degree (according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system) obtained in Italy;
• Foreign degrees with a minimum duration equivalent to 4 years (full time). The 4-year duration should be
considered a minimum but not sufficient requirement: the eligibility of degrees will be assessed by the
Selection Committees.

For the selection procedure, candidates are required to upload the documents indicated in Table 2 – Attachments to
the application.
Applicants who obtain their degree by no later than October 31st, 2019 can also apply. These candidates will be
admitted to the selection procedure “with reserve” and must provide their degree certificate by the date of enrollment
or they will be excluded from the program. These documents may be sent sooner via email
([email protected]) or via fax (+39 0583 4326565).

Language requirments: Applicants are required to indicate their level of English.

Application Procedure: Applications for the PhD Programs can only be submitted electronically. Applicants must fill out the online application form (registration required), providing personal data and attaching the required documents. Basic instructions for the submission procedure will be provided after registration. Applications cannot be submitted after the deadline.

Applicants must select the desired Track for which they wish to apply. Candidates can also apply to more than one Track; in this case, without changing the basic personal information, the “education” section can be varied in accordance with each Track.

Data included in the application form can be modified and updated until the final submission. No further modifications are generally possible after the final submission. In exceptional circumstances, the candidate should contact the PhD office by email or by phone (+39 0583 4326597).


  1. Copy of National Identity Card or Passport
  2. Curriculum vitae et studiorum/resume
  3. Education
  4. Academic transcript/Diploma supplement
  5. Research Statement

Scholarship Link

Deadline: October 31, 2019