The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca offer a joint Ph.D. in Economics/in Economics and Finance (DEFAP) for the academic year 2016-17.

Twelve students will be awarded a three-years scholarship (six sholarships shall pay a minimum of Euros 16,200 – gross income per year – while the other will amount to a minimum of Euros 13,600 – gross income per year). The monthly allowance can be increased up to 50% for our PhD students spending visiting periods abroad. There will also be allowances for short-period mobility (from the second year).

The first four terms of the DEFAP Program are devoted to advanced courses (details can be found on our website:

During the second and third year students work on their individual research under the supervision of a member of the Faculty. The Ph.D. dissertation can be focused on any of the Faculty member research area. The expected starting date for the first year courses is the beginning of November 2016.

The result obtained by our student, and their placement, can be seen at:

To apply, read the “Call for Application” and the instructions available at:

Application must be completed by September 5th (h. 2.00 p.m. – Italian time); the result of the selection will be available by the end of September. The Competition is open to all the candidates who are obtaining their degree by the 31st of October 2016.

Further enquires can be addressed to:


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