Available scholarships are awarded after a comparative evaluation and on the basis of the merit-based ranking of the applicants; all other conditions being equal, the economic situation of the candidate will be considered, abiding by the Decree of the President of the Italian Republic of 9 April 2001.
After the Italian Ministry's decree of 18 June 2008, the annual gross amount of the doctoral scholarship has increased to 13.638,47 Euros including the social security contributions that have to be paid by the Doctoral students as established by the current Italian law.
It is forbidden to add up scholarships with other grants, except for those awarded by national or foreign scientific institutions for periods spent abroad which are considered useful for the student's research activities.
If a PhD student has already been awarded a grant in the past (even for one month only) for a Doctoral programme in Italy, he/she cannot receive a Doctoral scholarship again.
Scholarships are normally paid in instalments every two months in advance, except for the instalment of the first two months of the calendar year which is paid by the end of January. It is possible to extend the scholarship onto the following year if all prerequisites are maintained.
PhD students waiving their scholarships are required to fill in the relevant form so to communicate their decision to the proper Doctorate Office (see contacts below).