Ph.D. On Campus

Linguistic Studies and Foreign Literatures

University of Pisa

36 months
356 EUR/year
356 EUR/year
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The Linguistic Studies and Foreign Literatures program from University of Pisa is one of three doctoral courses offered by the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics, University of Pisa, each with the goal to promote, organize and manage activities related to high-quality research projects within the area of the human sciences. 


Key Features

The DiLLeS-faculty is a selected group of researchers in different fields of the two curricula which constitute the program: Foreign and Comparative Literatures (including French, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Slavic Literatures) and Linguistic Studies (including the fields of Applied, Computational, Educational, General, Historical Linguistics, and Baltic, French, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish Linguistics). 

As a result of the collaboration of fourteen accomplished scholars, as faculty members of international universities, DiLLeS was recognized in 2017 by the Italian Minister of High Education as an international innovative doctorate. The faculty guarantees specialized training for doctoral students 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 Linguistic Studies and Foreign Literatures program from University of Pisa 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.

Programme Structure

Courses 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)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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. 
  • 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) with the sole aim to facilitate the evaluation of eligibility of the academic degree for admission to the PhD program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 36 months.

Depending on the country of origin and 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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