The selection of candidates for the 39° cycle of the PhD programme in Political and Social Sciences is now closed. Read more about the application and selection procedures on this webpage related to the SPS PhD programme for the 40° cycle. Application deadline is 26 April 2024.



1) How should I write the research proposal to be attached to my application?

Candidate should wirte a multi-annual research project (max 3000 words excluding bibliographical references) that the candidate proposes to carry out as part of the PhD course, which must:
- indicate on the title page the curriculum of the PhD course in which the candidate is interested to apply and on which the project is based;
- be divided into: state of the art; research question; methodology; and expected results;
- include an abstract of the thesis carried out during the MA course, or equivalent (max 1000 words). Undergraduates must include an abstract of the draft of their MA thesis, or equivalent.

2) What should be my level of English?

As most of the activities will be in English, at least a B2 level in English is required.

3) May I schedule a preliminary meeting?

A preliminary meeting is not necessary, as you can find the relevant information on the website or write an email to the Coordinator.

4) In what language will the interview be conducted?

The oral exam will be conducted in English.