Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Financial Support

First-year students at DEFAP Graduate School can enroll directly to a 4-year doctoral program (with scholarship) or to a 1-year master program (without scholarship). After completing the master program, successful students have the opportunity to compete for a PhD position endowed with a scholarship.


PhD Scholarships 

The Graduate School offers four scholarships (for a period of four years) paying a grant of € 16.243 (gross income) per year. The monthly allowance can be increased up to 50% for our PhD students visiting academic or scientific institutions 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.