Benefits & Services
The IECS Doctoral School students can enjoy the following benefits and services:
The majority of the PhD positions are covered by scholarships. Currently, the annual gross amount of the doctoral scholarship is € 16.290,00. The scholarship net amount may change, depending on the country of residence and on country-specific taxation agreements.
It is awarded for the entire duration of the PhD programme.
Each student is provided with a budget for research activity amounting € 3.258,00 which can be used only for educational and research purposes:
- short trips such as for conferences, summer/winter school
- support to research activities such as translations, draft revisions
- purchase or use of research equipment
- registration to scientific associations
The amount is available until the 31st October of the 3rd year.
More information on how to you use the research budget for the reimbursement of travel expenses is available here
Scholarship increase for periods abroad
Students who have been awarded a PhD scholarship are entitled to get a 50% increase of their scholarship when staying abroad for reasons related to their doctoral research and studies.
More information on how to apply for the scholarship increase is here.
Accommodation (first year only)
1st year students have the priority for getting accommodation at student residences. More information on the accommodation provided is here.
“Free circulation” – annual pass for in-town and out-of-town public transport
Students who are are regularly enrolled on a PhD programme can buy the free circulation annual bus pass (public transport within Trento province) at the reduced cost of € 50. Additional information can be found here
Visa and stay permit
The Welcome Office of the University of Trento supports students in the visa, arrival, permit of stay and housing procedures. For more information select one of the link below or in the side menu.
Details and info: https://international.unitn.it/incoming/visa
Doctoral students can attend language courses organized by CLA-Centro Linguistico di Ateneo. CLA has a wide educational offer which includes extensive and intensive courses of English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and other languages, included Italian for foreigners.
Details and info at: http://web.unitn.it/en/cla
Trentino offers the ideal natural framework for sport-lovers who enjoy to exercise in the great outdoors. The university offers tailor-made activities for students who subscribe to UNI.Sport. members of UNI.Sport can take advantage of special discounts to access gyms, sports centres, swimming pools and ski slopes.
Details and info: http://www.unisport.tn.it/
Academic writing tutoring service for doctoral students
For further help with improving Students' writing for those who have followed, or are following, an English course for doctoral students. To book an appointment go to 'Doctoral students - Tutoring for academic writing' at https://didatticaonline.unitn.it/postlaurea/.
Students can book 20, 40 or 60 minute appointments, up to a maximum of two tutoring hours annually. Appointments are available at either Povo or Mesiano.