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Linguistic Studies and Foreign Literatures, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Pisa, Italy
The PhD program in Linguistic Studies and Foreign Literatures at University of Pisa is one of three doctoral courses offered by the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics.


The faculty of Linguistic Studies and Foreign Literatures at University of Pisa guarantees specialized training for in the afore mentioned research areas, within the framework of a teaching program regularly articulated in curricular seminars, lectures, cycles of conferences, workshops, and conferences on dedicated topics. 

In the month of February of each year, the PhD program sponsors the "PhD Days", a series of conferences that give the opportunity for debate and exchange between doctoral teachers and students on general themes and theoretical-methodological approaches of trans-curricular interest. 


Further, DiLLeS participates in the organization of a joint seminar of the three PhD programs, as an opportunity for transdisciplinary debate within the broad areas of research interests of the entire department, and with the general training initiatives at doctoral level organized by the University of Pisa.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Modern Foreign Literatures (French, English, German, Portuguese, Slavic, Spanish Literatures)
  • Linguistics (General, Historical, Applied, Computational, Educational, Italian, Baltic, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish Linguistics)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The candidate must be in possession of a Master's degree, or an equivalent academic qualification obtained abroad.This diploma will be examined and verified by the examining boards or the PhD Council. The University accepts candidates who obtain their degree by October, 31. The PhD student "Supernumerary" will have obtained a Master's (or equivalent) degree by the enrollment date.
  • Candidates who possess a foreign academic degree equivalent in level, nature, contents and academic rights (access to further courses) to the Italian academic qualification required for admission to a PhD program may provide the consular documents of the academic degree (translation, legalization and declaration of value).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Fees can vary from 356,000 euros up to 2.452,00 euros (including € 140,00 for Regional taxes, and € 16.00 for stamp duty).

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.


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