Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


According to the Italian Ministry of Education, the base-level scholarship amount is €15,343.28 gross per year.  PhD scholarships are tax-exempt but require the payment of social security contributions. The base-level scholarship is increased by 50% for periods abroad (to a maximum of 12 months for visiting period approved by Academic Board, an up to 18 months for co-tutele programme).

In order to guarantee working candidates the possibility to take part in the Doctoral School in Psychology, every year the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore provides some positions without scholarship. The admission procedure, as well as mandatory activities within the Doctoral School in Psychology, is the same for candidates without scholarship as for candidates with a scholarship. These positions without scholarship are open also to non-working  applicants who do not score enough points during the admissions process, and therefore fail to qualify for positions with a scholarship.

Starting from the first year, candidates (both students with and without scholarship) will have a research expenses budget from the Department of Psychology. This budget amount is defined year by year. Students can contact the Department of Psychology (dip.psicologia@unicatt.it) to know the specific amount of the year of interest.