Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than anywhere in the world, which means there is a lot to see and do during your PhD. You have plenty of time as a PhD student in Italy to enjoy the food and culture of the country. If you decide to do a PhD in Italy, you have the chance to participate in international research programmes and live in a country synonymous with culture, fashion, good food and entertainment.
Why study a PhD in Italy?
Choice of subject and institution– Italy is known for its excellent education system which is built on foundations like scientific research and creativity. It has a number of different kinds of higher education institutions where you can study your PhD. Each institute offers specialised courses in a particular subject area making sure you have a fulfilling and rich learning experience.
Affordable – A PhD in Italy will cost you a lot less that other popular study destinations in Europe. This has been possible because of the public-funded universities with fees between €900 and €4,000. And, there are a number of scholarships available for both national and international students
Historic relevance– Italy is home to the world’s oldest university: The University of Bologna. Ring a bell? The Bologna Process, which set down the three-cycle degree process across Europe and allowed for easy credit transfer, was introduced in Italy. Why wouldn’t you want to study at the place where it all began?
Courses in both Italian and English – To attract more international students, Italian universities now offer more and more course in English. They do still encourage students to learn Italian during their stay in the country. When in Rome, I guess!
The wonderful climate – You have the chance to enjoy the wonderful and warm Mediterranean climate whether in the heart of the city with some pasta and wine or at one of the many beaches in the country (also with pasta and wine if you fancy it!).
If you think a PhD in Italy sounds like something you want to explore more, we have more information on applications, fees, funding and visas below.
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