Fully Funded Joint PhD Roma La Sapienza – St Andrews: start date September 2019

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 16 May 2019

The School of Classics at St Andrews and the Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità of Roma La Sapienza are pleased to advertise a new round of their collaborative PhD programme. Students in the programme will spend half the doctorate (18 months) in St Andrews and the other half in Rome. The thesis will be written in English. Each student will have two supervisors, one in Rome and the other in St Andrews. 

We now invite applications from eligible students (UK/EU and overseas citizens) wishing to start the PhD at St Andrews in September 2019. The deadline for applications is 16 May 2019

We particularly encourage applications in Classical Languages and Literature, but we are open to applications in any field of Classics.

The programme provides one scholarship covering tuition and stipend. The scholarship will cover the costs of fees equivalent to the EU/UK rate, and provide students with a stipend, at the standard RCUK rate. Students considered overseas for fees purposes will require to pay the difference in fees above the EU/UK rate.

Applicants will have to meet the entry requirements of both Universities. They should possess by September 2019 a Masters-level degree (2.1 or equivalent or higher) and an English-language certificate (IELTS 6.5 or higher; or TOEFL 90). 

In addition to the entry requirements for St Andrews shortlisted candidates must be available to travel to St Andrews for a written and/or oral exam in English on 7June 2019.

For further details on the programme and the application process:

To apply follow the instructions via

You must indicate in your personal statement that you wish to apply for the collaborative PhD programme and explain what you hope to gain from studying at both universities. The writing sample for this application should (unlike other applications to St Andrews) contain at least 10,000 words.  

Applications will be considered jointly by academic staff at Rome and St Andrews.

If you have questions about the programme, please contact Giuseppe Pezzini (gp63@st-andrews.ac.uk, copying in classicsdopg@st-andrews.ac.uk), Gianfranco Agosti (gianfranco.agosti@uniroma1.it) and Roberto Nicolai (roberto.nicolai@uniroma1.it).

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