During their Doctorate, PhD students are required to spend a period from 3 months (up to 33 cicle) or 4 months (up to 34 cicle) of their whole time dedicated to the Doctorate in a Research Institution abroad.
Procedure for all candidates
Before leaving for this period, it is mandatory to request the authorization to the Head of the PhD Program by sending to the Secretariat of the Research Doctorate:
- the motivation letter [docx]
- letter of acceptance on the foreign Research Institution letterhead [docx]
- a draft of the authorization by the Head of the PhD Program in Word format [docx]
At the end of each period abroad, PhD students must send to Laura Tomassone (firstname.lastname@example.org) the declaration of accomplishment of the period abroad signed by the responsible of the stage in the foreign Research Institution on its letterhead paper [docx] and send to the Secretariat of the PhD Program the declaration of return [docx] with a final report of the activities carried out .
Additional procedure for candidates requesting a grant augmentation
PhD students with a scholarship may request the augmentation of their grant - where due - for the period spent abroad, by using the online application system (a guideline on the use of the system can be found in the Useful Documents section). This online procedure substitutes the paper application completely. Authorization on the online application system, must be submitted at least 72 hours before the departure date.