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University of Roma La Sapienza Call for PhD Fellowships, Italy: Archaeology,Architectural sciences,Astronomical,Chemical,Earth,Mathematical and Physical sciences,Civil Engineering and Architecture

The University of Rome “La Sapienza” offers 16 three year full-time postgraduate PhD positions with fellowship for attaining the degree of “Dottore di Ricerca” (PhD) in the Doctoral Schools listed in appendix. Each fellowship amounts to € 19.800,00 per year; this amount includes national insurance contributions (INPS) that fellowship recipients are required to pay (8,91% for 2011). The fellowship doesn’t cover the annual entrance fee and doesn’t increase for research periods spent
The PhD Programme lasts three years and may be extended to a fourth year (without grant), subject to approval by the School authorities. At the end of the first and second year of attendance, students have to be evaluated as proficient according to the rules of the Schools. Students must attend the courses and the seminars offered by their Programme, pass the related examinations, and prepare a PhD dissertation, which must have original results. The PhD title is obtained at the end of the third year after the candidate dissertation and its positive evaluation made by an independent Jury appointed by the Rector. The discussion may be delayed with the approval of the School authorities, but not for more than one year.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 June 2011.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Applications are now accepted for AstroMundus, a 2years international Master Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics offered by a partnership of 5 universities: University of Innsbruck (Austria), University of Padova and University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy), University of Goettingen (Germany), and University of Belgrade (Serbia). The Master Course is funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus Mundus programme, 2nd Edition, Action 1.

The course is open to students of all nationalities. Admitted students will conduct their studies in at least 2 and up to 4 of the partner Universities and, upon successful completion of their studies, they will be awarded a Joint Master Degree by all universities where they studied during the Master Course. The course is held in the English language, however students will have the possibility to learn the language of the host countries through courses offered by the host universities. Full details about the programme and the application procedure are given in the AstroMundus website.

Eligible students have a certified good knowledge of the English Language and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or Mathematics, or an equivalent amount of certified learning (3 years, 180 ECTS credits) in the same field(s). A number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available both for non-European and European students. The admission to the Master Course and assignment of scholarships are based on excellence.

Deadline for applications: November 30th 2010 for both Non-European and European students. The Master Course starts in September 2011.

Contact Person: Giovanna Temporin

Contact Address:
Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 25/8
6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA