PhD Programmes

The Italian research doctorate (PhD) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most fields of study.
The PhD programme is open to applicants who hold a Masters Degree or equivalent degree obtained abroad. PhD programmes train students to carry out scientific research and improve their research methodologies.
A Research Doctorate is awarded after 3 years of study, the completion of assigned research activities and the presentation of a final dissertation.

PhD Call - "English Literature, Culture, Language and Translation" - 35th Cycle

PhD Call 2019-20 / 35th Cycle

This call will expire on July 18th, 2019 

Fellowships and Admission of Foreign Nationals Educated Abroad - 2019-20

Sapienza University of Rome offers 30 three-year-full-time postgraduate PhD positions with fellowship for attaining the degree of "Dottore di Ricerca" (PhD) in the Doctoral Schools listed in appendix. Each fellowship amounts to € 19.800,00 per year. The deadline is 1 april 2019 at 2.00 p.m. (GMT+1).
For further information please write to
Call for application 2019.pdf     Appendix 35.pdf     Winner list 35

Enrolment in PhD Programmes

You will find enrolment information on the following pages:

PhD Programme Fees and Scholarship

As of academic year 2017-18, PhD students are exempt from tuition fees as established by Bill 232/2016. The minimum PhD scholarship will be increased from €13,638.47 to €15,343.28 gross, ca. €125 starting on January 1, 2018.

Read DM 40/1/2018


The PhD Programmes has a list of FAQs (frequently asked questions). 


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