• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The doctoral Legal Studies at University of Pisa studies aim at developing the students’ aptitude for research in the covered fields of law, by offering lectures and seminars as well as encouraging both individual research and discussions with professors belonging to the doctoral board.


Legal Studies students at University of Pisa are free to specialize in one of the mentioned field of law. A key role in the offered doctoral education is played by the interdisciplinary method, the internationalization and the comparative analysis. Therefore, there will be lectures on contemporary, general topics of common interest among the different fields of law, according to the interdisciplinary approach. 

The division in different curricula (Private Law, Labour, Legal European Tradition; Theory of fundamental rights, Constitutional Justice, Comparative Law; Company Law, International Law, Rules of Procedure; Administration, Market and Criminal Justice) aims at integrating, developing and completing the common lectures, by developing specialized knowledge based on the specific skills of the academics involved and their long-term experience in doctoral education.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Private Law
  • Labour
  • Legal European Tradition
  • Theory of fundamental rights
  • Constitutional Justice
  • Comparative Law
  • International Law
  • Rules of Procedure
  • Administration
  • Market and Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The application procedure consists of the following steps:
  • registration of personal data on the website;
  • registration for the application process.
During the online application, the following documents must be uploaded:
  • the curriculum together with any relevant documentation
  • a research project (only if indicated in the Attachment of the competition available at the bottom of the page)
  • the degree of study accompanied by the documents referred to in Article 3 of the competition notice (only for holders of a foreign degree)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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