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  • Politecnico di Torino (Scholarships funded by the Molino family legacy)

    POLITO for REFUGEES project

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    In order to promote solidarity and support actions in favour of students with international protection (with refugee status or beneficiaries of subsidiary protection), Politecnico di Torino reserves up to 2 PhD positions to candidates with international protection (with refugee status or beneficiaries of subsidiary protection) who have second-level academic degree earned in Italy or abroad valid for admission to a PhD programme.

    You can find all info in the Doctoral School's website. The call for application provides information related to PhD programmes, positions and scholarships available for the upcoming PhD cycle, and modalities for taking part to the selection and mandatory deadlines.
    After having read the call, you can apply through the procedure Apply.

    For application submission within the Project "POLITO FOR REFUGEES" applicants must submit the following documents exclusively on the Apply@polito platform by 1st June 2022 at 12:00 (noon - CET):

    • Bachelor's degree (first-level degree), with grade, date and place of degree conferral and with a local declaration of value, or CIMEA certificate, issued free of charge to individuals with international protection.
    • Master's degree (second- level degree), with grade, date and place of degree conferral and with local declaration of value, or CIMEA certificate, issued free of charge to individuals with international protection.
    • Transcript of records of the exams taken during the entire university path, with grade, date and place. Applicants who do have any document certifying their academic degree need to submit the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees, as proof of their qualifications. For more information, visit the CIMEA website
    • Number and date of the document attesting to the status of beneficiary of international protection, as well as the authority that issued it;
    • Number and date of issuance of the residence permit and the Questura that issued it;
    • A brief report (in English) on the scientific interests and motivations to carry out the PhD programme related to the research topics of the PhD programme chosen by the applicant.
    • Indicate the names of 2 referees, one of whom should preferably be a professor at Politecnico di Torino.

    Please note that:

    • you can select up to a maximum of n. 2 PhD programmes;
    • the GRE® general test is not mandatory for the "POLITO FOR REFUGEES" project;
    • the IELTS test with a minimum score of 5.0 or equivalent is not mandatory for the "POLITO FOR REFUGEES" project
    • applicants must earn their Master’s degree or equivalent degree no later than 31st October 2022

    A specific University Committee appointed by the Rector will evaluate the applications based on the applicants’ motivations, academic background, skills, experience and research ability, which can be deduced from the documents attached to the application and from a mandatory interview. The Committee will also ascertain the applicants' knowledge of the English language and decide on the PhD programme which will be assigned to the applicants.

  • Details at a glance

    Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
    Until 06/01/2022
    Doctoral or PhD
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
    0.00 USD
    Blended (combination of in-person and online programming) programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate, Asylum seeker certificate, Complementary or temporary /protection status certificate
    Language of Instruction
    Language Proficiency Level
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    Not required
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      One-time opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Language training
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Health insurance
      Mentoring or psycho-social support
      Travel costs to the third country
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      Residence permit
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
      Not applicable
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency
    • Application fee
      Applicant are required to pay a non-refundable fee (€ 30.00) for each application.
    • Application period
      Specific date (one-time opportunity)
    • Release of the selection decision
      All the PhD programmes of the XXXVIII cycle will start on 1st November 2023.
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

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    The content presented on this site has originated from the third party providers. UNHCR is not responsible for the application process or oversight of the opportunities presented here. Questions on a particular opportunity should be directed to the relevant provider.

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