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 offers five fellowships (for a period of three years) paying a grant of € 15.343 (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.