Financial support for PhD students

PhD courses last three years, to which an additional year may be added, subject to the approval of School Board.
The annual scholarships amount to approximately € 15,000 gross and candidates may obtain further funding from other sources.


  • Students living in the province of Trieste (with a different domicile from their family of origin) are entitled to a contribution towards accommodation expenses of € 100 gross per month.
  • Non EU students are entitled to a refund of the amount paid to register with the national health system, up to a maximum of € 198 per year.
  • A contribution of up to € 400 is available for the purchase of a laptop computer.
  • To enable non EU students to return home during the third or fourth year of the course, the School provides a refund of up to € 500.
  • Students who are forced to interrupt their activity due to illness, severe personal problems or pregnancy may be granted a contribution equal to 70% of the scholarship for a maximum period of 5 months.
  • Students enrolled in the final year of a SISSA Ph.D. program can request a contribution of up to 1.000,00 € for their access to training and/or to create a network of academic contacts to help them in their future career.



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