Doctoral Scholarships in Italy funded by the European Union

The University of Naples Federico II has created the EU Funded Doctoral Scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023 to promote training and research for young researchers in the microbiome field.
This program is open to both international and Italian students, and all applicants will be given equal attention. This scholarship will be given to students who have completed a PhD program in the subject of Microbiome Science at the University of Naples Federico II, which includes Biology, Medicine, Food and Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, and Social Sciences. Candidates that are chosen will receive a living stipend, insurance, and other benefits.

The Institution of Naples Federico II was founded in 1224 and is a public university in Naples, Italy. The University of Naples Federico II is the world’s oldest public non-sectarian university, with 26 departments now.

Why should you study at the Federico II University of Naples? The University of Naples Federico II is placed 188th in Best Global Universities and was founded to challenge the dominance of northern Italian universities, particularly those in Bologna and Padua, which were deemed either too independent or under the heavy influence of the Pope.

Application Deadline:
Brief Description
  • University or Organization: University of Naples Federico II
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Employment
  • Number of Awards: 10
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Italy.
  • Eligible Countries: All Italian and international students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Courses or Subjects: Applicants can apply to the University of Naples Federico II for a PhD program in Microbiome Science, which includes Biology, Medicine, Food and Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, and Social Sciences.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet all of the following/given criteria to be considered eligible:
  • Applicants must be in the first four years of their research careers (full-time equivalent research experience) and have not yet been given a doctoral degree at the time of the Call deadline.
  • At the time of application, applicants must have a relevant European Master’s degree or equivalent (EQF 7) in their field.
How to Apply
  • To apply for admission, applicants must first log in to the university portal. The scholarship application must be submitted here.
  • Documents to Support: The following documents must be presented to the university by the students:
  • CV
  • Letter of redress
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Declaration of Honour, signed
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the academic and admission requirements of the PhD program to which they are applying.
  • Students must submit results from the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum
  • 550 on the TOEFL paper test
  • 79 on the TOEFL internet test

The following benefits will be granted to the selected candidates:

  • a living allowance equal to the gross income (employer/employee) paid to fellows in monthly instalments, inclusive of all social security coverage, contribution to pension funds, and unemployment indemnity, and a mobility allowance for fellows’ expenses related to their mobility (relocation expenses)
  • Each recruited researcher will get a monthly gross remuneration of Euro 2,709, which includes living and mobility allowances.
  • Each fellowship will also include a commitment to research project expenditures (such as consumables, publications, and other expenses) as well as a contribution to training activities (such as local and network training) that will be managed directly by the program coordinator.
  • According to the Italian Social Security rule, fiscal treatment, social security (SSC), and sick/maternity or paternity leave would all be fully covered.
  • Insurance will also be given to cover accidents and third-party civil liability.
Now is the time to apply.