During the Agrobiodiversity program from Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa, PhD students are required to attend 150 hours of in class training on methodological, curricular, and interdisciplinary courses. Students are also involved in seminars, journal clubs, workshops, and conferences. However the main activity will be devoted to research activities.
All courses are taught in English.
Students may spend research activity abroad, as a visiting scholar at foreign University or research institutions, deemed relevant for their PhD project. Here below are listed a few examples of research areas dealt in this PhD programme.
Research and counselling in national and international organisations. The Programme is intended for students willing to pursue an academic career but also provides professional research skills to work in public and private research institutions.Most of our previous PhD students now work as research fellow or have tenure track in national and international institutions.
Programme StructureThe Programme is structured into two curricula:
- Plant genetic resources;
- Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Master Degree (M.Sc. or M.A.) or equivalent title
- Undergraduate students may also apply if they will graduate within 31st October
- Selection consists in the assessment of the qualifications submitted and an interview.
Qualifications consist of:
- CV and academic transcript of exams and career records,
- abstract of the M.Sc./M.A.Thesis
- a research project where the candidate is asked to briefly outline a research proposal for their PhD studies.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
All PhD positions are fully funded with scholarships.
Living costs for Pisa
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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