How to apply

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Submitting the application

The application for the selection process must be completed electronically and received by the deadline indicated in the call. The system will guide the candidates until the completion of the procedure.

1) Candidates must fill the CV online form and submit:

  • (mandatory) a copy of their university (or equivalent) degree
  • (mandatory) a list of all the examinations successfully passed
  • (mandatory) a copy of their final M.A. thesis (word or pdf)
  • (mandatory) an abstract of the final M.A. thesis (max. 1.500 words) (word or pdf)
  • (mandatory) a research project specifying which Curriculum, which Ph.D. Program, and which research area they are applying to (min. 2.500 words)
  • (mandatory) a motivation letter
  • (if available) additional documents (including GRE – Graduate Record Examination – test) that the candidate deems worthy of consideration, including any association to research institutions (pdf)
  • (if available) list of publications (pdf)

When preparing a research project, candidates should consider paying particular attention to their planning skills in the selection process. Therefore, candidates are strongly requested to have a clear vision of the issues and identify a relevant research question they want to address in their dissertation. In their research project, candidates should specify its core elements as precisely and consistently as possible (in no less than 2.500 words).

This process involves:

  • selecting a research area with which the candidate is already familiar;
  • discussing an appropriate methodology in order to analyze the selected issues properly;
  • presenting a persuasive evaluation of the feasibility of the research project, considering both its scientific and practical aspects (e.g., which sources may or may not be readily accessible, Etc.).

Candidates should indicate as precisely as possible the available sources and reference material they intend to use, adding a specific and selected bibliography showing the candidate’s familiarity with the most important international research trends on his/her topic.

2) Candidates will have to indicate online: a person who knows them well and who will be able to write a reference letter for them (i.e., their M.A. thesis advisor, teacher, research project supervisor, Etc.) specifying his/her name and his/her e-mail address. The Referee will be contacted by Roma Tre and invited to submit her/his reference directly to the Doctorate. Candidates will have to check the correctness of the information on the chosen person, of her/his willingness to write a reference letter, of its actual sending.

3) Candidates will have to specify: a) the Ph.D. Program in which they want to develop their research project and the Research Area they identify as apt for it, choosing among the Link identifier #identifier__155315-2Ph.D. Programs available for consultation.

Roma Tre will select a second referee out of the list of scholars available on our site for each Ph.D. Program. This second referee will be asked to provide a confidential assessment of their CV and research project. This second referee will be contacted by Roma Tre and invited to submit his/her evaluation directly to the Doctorate.

Link identifier #identifier__118048-3List of scholars for “European and International Studies” Ph.D. Program.

The selection process

As in most international doctorates, and to encourage maximum participation at national and international level, the selection process is based on a first phase consisting of the examination by the Commission of the dossier of each candidate.

The second test will be an interview of the candidates selected in the initial screening. Candidates can carry it out also through remote connection facilities. Candidates requiring this option must write well in advance to Prof. Leopoldo Nuti at Candidates will be informed of the remote address and of the interview date and time by e-mail. The candidate will be asked to discuss her/his cultural and research background and her/his research project, curriculum vitae et studiorum, and M.A. thesis (and publications) in the interview.

While several courses are taught in English, most are taught in Italian. Good command of both Italian and English, therefore, is strictly required. The linguistic skills of the candidates will be assessed during the oral interview.

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MONIA CZECH 13 September 2021