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


The DiLLeS-faculty guarantees specialized training for Linguistic Studies and Foreign Literatures students at University of Pisa 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 Structure

Modules included:

  • 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.

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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