• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pisa was officially founded in September 2012. But its roots are much older. Indeed, it is the natural successor to the Faculty of Political Sciences, which dates back to 1970, and whose origins can be traced back still further, to a degree course within the Faculty of Law.


The Department of Political Sciences is offered by the the University of Pisa.

This cultural competence is also a permanent resource which will enable the individual to continually update and refine his or her particular professional skills.

From 1970 onwards, the Faculty, now Department, of Political Sciences has benefited from the presence of academics of national and international repute, and many of our graduate and postgraduate students have gone on to achieve high levels of success both in Italy and abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Today, the individual needs not only to be a specialist in his or her field, but also to be able to draw on a range of other qualities, such as broad vision, the ability to plan, the openness to new ideas, and the capacity to be inspired.Qualities such as these can be nurtured within the types of course offered by our Department, courses which are based on the belief that in today’s ever-changing world, cultural ‘competence’, in a broad sense, is essential if one is to operate successfully for, and as part of, Society, without losing one’s sense of direction or purpose. 

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.
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Living costs for L’Aquila

  • 600 - 900 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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