Food Engineering and Biotechnology PhD Scholarships in at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy, 2017/18



Scholarship Description: The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is delighted to offer International PhD scholarships in Food Engineering and Biotechnology to study in Italy for 2017/2018 academic year. This scholarship allows for International applications too and eligibility criteria should be read carefully.

The purpose of this International PhD programme is to train a new generation of globally renowned researchers to apply approaches of engineering and biotechnology to food processing by giving them the opportunities to transfer and exchange knowledge with national and international research centers and industries.

About University: The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997. Our university has a strong international outlook, as testified by its multilingual courses (German, Italian, English and Ladin) and the high number of students and teaching staff from abroad.

Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: The PhD covers the research areas of Food Processing as one of the focuses of the faculty. Engineering and Biotechnology are the high throughput approaches to food processing science.

Scholarship Benefits: For most of the PhDs, unibz funds scholarships of €17,000 per year (including tax). For research trips abroad, funding can increase up to 50%. Other research activities (conferences, research trips, Summer Schools, etc.) are funded through individually allocated travel bursaries.

Eligibility Criteria: In order to gain admission to a PhD programme at unibz, you need to take part in a public competition.

Anyone can apply to take part in the competition to study for a PhD here, regardless of age or citizenship; however, you will need to belong to these categories:

  • You need to have obtained a Master Degree (either a ‘laurea specialistica’ DM n. 509/1999 or a laurea magistrale DM n. 270/2004); or a Bachelor degree of the former Italian university framework (vecchio ordinamento); or an equivalent university qualification obtained from a foreign university;
  • You will need to have obtained one of the titles mentioned above by the 31st October of the same year. In that case, applicants will be allowed to take part in the selection subject to the condition that they submit their qualification by the deadline established for enrolment; otherwise their application will be rejected.

Eligible Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Application Procedure: It is possible to apply for the selection from the day the public call for competition is published.
In order to apply, you need to:

  • Register on application portal
  • Fill in the online application on the portal and upload all the documents listed in the text of the public call in digital format.

Warning: applying online is the only way to take part in the competition. Applications that are incomplete, lacking the documents listed in the text of the public call, or received by e-mail will not be considered valid. All documents need to be uploaded on the portal, and not sent via e-mail.

Deadline: The official application period for the 2017/2018 academic year is until July 3, 2017.

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