Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Financial Support

First year students at Defap Graduate School can enroll directly to the 3 year-doctoral programme (with scholarships) or to 1 year-master programme (without scholarships). After completing the master programme, successful students have the opportunity to compete for a PhD position endowed with a scholarship.

PhD Scholarships 
The Graduate School awards at least 10 scholarships on a merit basis. Half of the scholarships are worth € 16.200 (gross per year) and the other one € 13.600 (gross per year). The study grant is increased by 50% per month (for a maximum of eighteen months) for time spent by the student at academic institutions or international organizations abroad.
Research funds are available from the second year.

Before getting to Milan, all candidates must ensure that they possess the necessary financial means to finance their stay in Milan for  2 months. The School will also provide the necessary information about how to get the VISA and Italian permit of stay.