The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a PhD program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment.
The PhD Course in Molecular Medicine operates within the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, one of the largest biomedical research environments in Italy and well renowned internationally.
Scholarships Number and Award:
30 fellowships, divided as follows:
– 14 free fellowships
– 16 project-based fellowships
– 7 positions without a fellowship
The scholarship covers:
– The salary
– Tuition fees
In the last call, about 80% of admitted graduate students have received a UniSR Scholarship (annual gross wage, before tax, of € 18,000); the remaining 20% positions have been funded by the hosting laboratories.
Annual research expenses (bench costs) are covered by the hosting laboratories.
During the second and third year, all students receive additional funds (1800 euros/year) to support participation to meetings and workshops. International collaborations are encouraged; if students move abroad to integrate the research activities of their projects, the scholarship is increased by half of the wage (for a period up to 8 months).
Education Level & Subject:
PhD programme in Molecular Medicine.
– A PhD candidate must be in possession of the Master (Laurea Magistrale in Italy) or an equivalent foreign academic qualification that is valid for admission to PhD programmes. Final year students can apply, as long as they have already taken all examinations and graduate before October 31st of the same year.
– Pursuant to the regulations in force, students enrolled in the last year of the Medicine Specialisation Schools of the “Vita-Salute San Raffaele” University are entitled to submit their application.
– Italian, EU and non-EU citizens holding a foreign academic qualification should include, in their application, additional documents as described in the Call.
– The admission to the PhD Course is subject to the successful results of a comparative assessment divided into two phases:
– The first phase does not require the presence of the candidate and evaluates the documents he/she has presented according to the call indications.
– Candidates admitted to the second phase will be invited for an interview (in person or via Skype).
Candidates submitting the admission application shall enclose to the signed copy of the electronic application form:
– A self-certification of the Bachelor’s Degree, indicating the graduation mark; it is possible to bring a copy of a certificate, with these information, with the self-certification (Attachment 2) in which it is declared that the copy of the certificate is in compliance with the original certificat
– A self-certification of the Master’s Degree, indicating the graduation mark; it is possible to bring a copy of a certificate, with these information, with the self-certification (Attachment 2) in which it is declared that the copy of the certificate is in compliance with the original certificate;
– ONLY for candidates who have not graduated by the time of their online admission application, a self-certification (Attachment 2) stating that all the exams required for graduation (Master’s Degree) have been passed as well as the list of all courses taken including the relative marks and the average grade;
– A copy of a valid identity document;
– for candidates holding a non-Italian University Degree, all other documents as indicated in the Official Call.
How to Apply:
The admission application shall be submitted on the form available on https://form.unisr.it/phd.
The form, printed on unstamped paper, is to be sent duly filled out and signed absolutely by July 27th, 2017
More information: www.unisr.it