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Unlock Your Potential with a PhD at Scuola Superiore Meridionale

Scuola Superiore Meridionale
Naples (IT)
€19,000 per year
Closing date
20 Aug 2024


Qualification Type:



Naples - Italy

Funding for:

EU Students, International Students

Scholarship amount:

€19,000 per year (before social contributions) for up to 4 years, provided in monthly instalments (increased by a maximum of 50% for previously authorized research stays abroad; the extra funding is provided for no more than 12 months) + research budget (10% of the yearly amount of the scholarship in the first year, 20% of the yearly amount of the scholarship in the three following years)


Full Time

Placed On:

11 June 2024


20th August 2024

About the Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM):

Nestled in the vibrant city of Naples, Italy, SSM is a prestigious institution of higher learning and research with a deeply rooted interdisciplinary approach and a global perspective. Renowned for its rigorous selection process, SSM admits only the most promising graduate students through a competitive exam to join our elite Doctoral Programs.

PhD Programs Offering 30 Fully Funded Scholarships:

Coordinator: prof. Michelino De Laurentiis



Coordinator: prof Salvatore Capozziello
Info: space[at]


Coordinator: prof. Brunella Franco
Info: gem[at]


Coordinator: prof. Nicola Fusco
Info: mphs[at]


Coordinator: prof. Mario di Bernardo
Info: merc[at]


Coordinator: prof. Nadia Rega
Info: moses[at]


Each program offers 5 scholarships and spans four years, beginning with foundational coursework, followed by a three-year research project in your chosen field. Candidates must possess a five-year university degree, equivalent to a master’s, to qualify for selection. Final admissions are based on a thorough assessment of each candidate's qualifications and an interview process conducted in early September.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted only through the online application portal by 23:59 CET on 20th August 2024. For detailed instructions and to apply, please click here.

Contact Us: 

For specific program inquiries, please contact the relevant program coordinator. For general admissions questions, email

Elevate your academic career at SSM, where your research potential is limitless.
Apply now to join an inspiring community of scholars in the heart of Italy!


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