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University of Bologna NRRP Scholarships for International PhD Students, Italy 2023

Application is now open for the University of Bologna NRRP Scholarships. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Bologna and Scholarship

In Bologna, Italy, there is a public research institution known as the University of Bologna (Italian: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, UNIBO). The oldest university still in existence in the world and the first college or university to provide degrees, it was established in 1088 by a guild of organized students (studiorum). The term “universitas” was created at the time of its founding. After La Sapienza in Rome, it has more than 90,000 students, making it Italy’s second-largest university.

The University of Bologna was placed 166th overall and 71st (first in Italy) in the 2022 QS World University Rankings based on academic reputation. It was ranked 84th out of the top 100 institutions in the world for graduate employability in another study conducted by the same business.


With more than 280 options for professional training growth, the University of Bologna in partnership with NRRP provides PhD scholarships to overseas students. The Ph.D. student will be compensated by the scholarship, which is a financial perk. It does not obligate you to sign an employment contract with the company. 

The three-year Ph.D. fellowship has a gross value of €69,991 and a suggested net stipend of around €1,200 for each month. Additionally, there is a budget of around €5,000 for each Ph.D. student’s research-related costs over three years, as well as an additional €600 per month for the six months they spend studying abroad.

Students who complete the Ph.D. program are given the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out excellent research and pursue advanced professional career trajectories, not only in academic institutions but also in the public and private sectors. Additionally, while on placement at a company and abroad, Ph.D. candidates will spend time performing research and obtaining training.

Students will learn how to perform innovative, creative, and autonomous research in a specific environment through the Ph.D. program. Along with mastering their specialization, they will gain useful transferrable abilities including the ability to handle unanticipated events, work cooperatively with others, solve complicated issues, and effectively explain their discoveries. Businesses, the industrial and service industries, as well as the governmental sector, place a high emphasis on these fundamental characteristics. 

Details about University of Bologna NRRP Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Bologna, Italy

Scholarship Value: €69,991, and other related expenses

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Bologna, Italy

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Bologna NRRP Scholarships

The following prerequisites must be satisfied by candidates to be considered for University of Bologna NRRP Scholarships:

  • Candidates must be either domestic or foreign students.
  • An undergraduate (second-cycle degree or single-cycle degree program) who graduated by October 31, 2022, from the University of Bologna or another Italian or international university;
  • A graduate of the University of Bologna or another Italian or international university (second-cycle degree or single-cycle degree program)
  • Candidates need to show evidence of their English language skills.

Application Process for the University of Bologna NRRP Scholarships

A selection process that is detailed in the call for applications must be passed to be accepted into a Ph.D. program. This often involves an evaluation of the candidate’s credentials and project proposal in addition to an oral evaluation. Following that, candidates are ranked according to their scores.

Candidates are given scholarships based on their ranking, taking into consideration any reserved spots and/or any special instructions mentioned in the call for applications. The call for applications is now available on the Ph.D. programs 2023-2024 pageFind out more about the school’s Ph.D. programs. You can also visit the official website for further details.

Application Deadline

August 02, 2023

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