[beasiswa] [INFO] PhD Positions at University of Bologna, Italy

Call for applications
XXVI Cycle – Academic Year 2010/2011

DEADLINE: 22nd June 2010

The official announcement is in Italian only. This document cannot be used for legal purposes.
Please refer to the official announcement published in:
Any changes and integrations will be available at the above mentioned address.
No written communication shall be given about exam dates, competition results and beginning and deadline for the enrolment: publicity will be provided only by the above mentioned official website.

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna has published the announcement for the admission to the following doctoral courses:

Doctorate School in Scienze Economiche e Statistiche (Economics and Statistics):

Coordinator Prof. Daniela Cocchi

Coordinator Prof. Federico Munari

Doctorate School in Scienze Umanistiche (Humanities):

Coordinator Prof. Renzo Tosi

Coordinator Prof. Anna Paola Soncini

Coordinator Prof. Guglielmo Pescatore

Coordinator Prof. Giuliano Pancaldi

Coordinator Prof. Angela Donati

All information regarding the competition (research topics, number of positions, admission requirements, selection procedure and criteria) are made available in each Research Doctorate table (http://www.unibo.it/Portale/Ricerca/Dottorati+di+ricerca/bandiXXVI.htm).
Courses will start only if at least three students will enrol, two of which receiving a scholarship.

The above mentioned XXVI Cycle doctoral courses will start on 1st October 2010 and have a duration of three years.

Application requirements
In order to participate in the competition, candidates must hold:
 an Italian university degree (vecchio ordinamento – 4 years);
 an Italian university degree (laurea specialistica/magistrale – 3+2 years);
 an academic degree awarded by a foreign institution/University, validated as equivalent to an Italian degree by the relevant academic authorities.

The above mentioned degrees must have been awarded within the deadline of this announcement (22/06/2010). Candidates whose degree is awarded after the deadline of the announcement will be admitted sub condicione. In such a case, by 30/09/2010, they must provide written evidence that such degree has been achieved. Failing to prove that will result in the exclusion from the doctoral course.

In order to obtain the acknowledgement by the Teachers’ Board and for the sole purposes of the admission, applicants having a 4-years foreign University degree must attach to the application form a copy of the University degree with the complete list of exams translated into Italian or English.
Other additional documents, duly certified and translated into Italian or English, which may be judged appropriate for the purposes of the evaluation (Diploma Supplement, European Curriculum Vitae Format, courses, programmes, exams, etc.), can be also attached.

If successful and willing to enrol, candidates must deliver the original copy of the University degree and the “Dichiarazione di valore in loco” issued by the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the Country where such degree has been awarded.

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How to apply
In order to apply candidates must:
1. go to www.almawelcome.unibo.it;
2. click on “English version” on the left;
3. follow the instructions to log in;
4. choose “Admission test registration” and choose Dottorato in the next page;
5. choose the doctoral course of interest from the list available;
6. fill in the form with personal data;
7. print the documents clicking on “PRINT YOUR DOCUMENTS IN PDF FORMAT”;
8. fill in and sign the Application form – Annex 1 to Research Doctorate XXVI Cycle;
9. pay € 42,00 as application fee no later than June, 22nd 2010 (failure to comply with this deadline will result in the exclusion from the competition) by one of the following means:
a) online, by credit card (even if not the personal one): Visa, Mastercard, Diners, American Express;
b) at UniCredit Banca ONLY (please use the payment code available online) – no other bank is authorised to receive such payment.
Under no circumstances can the application fee be reimbursed.

By 22nd June 2010, applicants must deliver the paper copies of their application (Registration form – Scheda riepilogativa, Application form – Annex 1 and the payment receipt) by one of the following means:

1. ordinary mail or courier to the following address:
Al Magnifico Rettore – Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Via Zamboni 33 – 40126 Bologna – Italy

In such a case it is mandatory to indicate on the envelope: “Selezione per l’ammissione al Dottorato di Ricerca XXVI ciclo”;


2. in person (or by proxy) to ARIC – Settore Dottorato, Via Belle Arti 42, 40126 Bologna, open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9,00 until 11,15; on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 14,30 until 15,30.

The postmark/mailing date will be considered as relevant.

The online application procedure must, however, be concluded and submitted together with the payment on or before the deadline of the present announcement.

Any integration to application can be handed in or sent by the same means not later than the deadline of the announcement.

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna is not liable for loss of communication due to wrong address details provided by the candidates or to inefficiency of mail service or third party or other unavoidable circumstances.

Competitions are based on examination and/or on qualifications’ evaluation.
In order to participate in the competition, candidates must show proof of their identity with a valid ID either at venue and date or through videoconference facilities, as indicated in each Research Doctorate table.

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Candidates permanently residing abroad and willing to take the oral exam by videoconferencing over Skype (through webcam) must provide the Selection Committee with their own registered Skype contact/name. In such a case, they must previously verify that this option is available for the doctoral course they are interested in.

Where foreseen, examinations can also be taken in another language, different from Italian. Candidates must check if such option is provided in the doctoral course of interest (see Research Doctorate table).

Candidates with disabilities can make an explicit reference to their handicap to require special assistance and, if necessary, extra time for the examination, according to the Italian Law 104/1992 and its integrations (Law 17/2009). In this respect, personal data will be protected and treated with discretion according to the Italian D.L. 196/2003.

Selection Committee and ranking lists
The Selection Committee is made of three members selected among University professors and researchers and may include up to two experts from both public and private research institutions. The nomination of experts is mandatory in case of public or private entities funding doctoral scholarships.
At the end of the evaluation procedure, on the basis of the comparative assessment of the candidates, each Selection Committee draws up the ranking list.

Ranking lists will be available on the website: http://www.almawelcome.unibo.it.

Extra-quota positions (posti in sovrannumero)
Extra-quota positions, not exceeding 100% of the ordinary positions, could be available for:
a) eligible candidates holding a scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or from their own Country institutions;
b) eligible candidates from Countries having a specific inter-governmental agreement with Italy and a relevant agreement with the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna.

Within seven days from the publication of the ranking list, successful candidates must enrol following the procedure indicated below:
1. connect to www.almawelcome.unibo.it;
2. click on “English version” on the left;
3. print the enrolment form and attachments, fill in the form;
4. pay the due amount following the same instructions as for the application procedure (see above).

The enrolment procedure is concluded by handing in the documents listed below in person (or by proxy) to ARIC – Settore Dottorato:
a) enrolment application form and its attachments;
b) copy of a valid identity card;
c) payment receipt;
d) 2 passport-sized photos;
e) a valid residence permit (only for non-EU citizens) or copy of the request to the Police Headquarter-Immigration Office

Students who do not complete their enrolment within the deadline will automatically be considered as withdrawn.

In order to enrol, candidates holding a foreign academic qualification must provide the legalised original copy of their degree together with the official translation, issued by the relevant Italian diplomatic authorities (Embassies/Consulates) in the Country where such degree was obtained (DICHIARAZIONE DI VALORE IN LOCO).

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Candidates who renounce to enrol must send a written communication with a copy of a valid identity card as soon as possible, preferably via fax to +39 051 2094649. The vacant positions will be assigned to other eligible candidates according to the ranking list.

The enrolment in a research doctoral course is incompatible with the enrolment in any other doctoral course, academic course, specialisation school and master’s course, either in Italy or abroad, as indicated in the national and internal Regulation of Research Doctorate.

Payment for course admission
Students receiving a scholarship from Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna and foreign students receiving support from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are exempted from the payment of the tuition fees. Only a contribution of € 37,08 is due.
The tuition fees for all the other students will be € 606,08 per year.

The number of scholarships to be assigned can be increased only in case new financial support is made available before the beginning of the activities.
Scholarships are assigned according to the ranking list drawn up by the Selection Committee. The yearly gross amount is € 13.638,47. Such amount can be increased by 50% for stages abroad lasting minimum one month and maximum 18 months.
The scholarships are paid in monthly instalments and are incompatible with other fellowships and grants, except for those delivered by national or international bodies to cover research activities during stages abroad.

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, according to the Italian D.L. 196/2003 (“Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali”) and D.R 271/2009 (“Testo unico sulla privacy e sull’utilizzo dei sistemi informatici”), commits itself to use the personal information provided by the candidate only for institutional purposes.
In accordance with the above mentioned rules, the participation in the selection process implies consent that the personal data of the candidate and the information about examinations will be published on www.almawelcome.unibo.it.

Reference regulations
All matters not included in the present announcement will be governed by the University executive regulations of research doctorate courses and doctorate schools in force and the relevant national laws.







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