PhD in Philosophy

PhD in Philosophy

Admission to one of the Curricula of the PhD Course follows a two-stage comparative evaluation procedure as defined in the Call for Applications.

For the purposes of the final ranking up to 60 points can be given to the Candidates’ qualifications (including the written project) and references (first assessment phase) and up to 40 points can be given during the second assessment phase.

In addition to the marks obtained, all rankings will include the surname, first name and date of birth of the candidates.

First assessment phase

This phase is carried out by the Commission and it does not require the presence of the candidates and it concerns di evaluation of:

  • The qualifications filed from the candidates in the online form:
  • The written project describing the candidates’ research interests;
  • The reference letters directly submitted to the PhD Office by referee/s listed by the candidates in the application form.

Based on the documents received, the Commission will proceed to the first evaluation phase, comparative assessment of the candidates’ qualifications and will rank the candidates admitted to the second phase.

Only candidates who have obtained a score greater than or equal to 60% of the maximum score  for the first evaluation (60 points) will be admitted to the second phase.

Second assessment phase

This phase consists in an interview with the Examination Committee aimed at assessing the scientific competences and aptitudes of the Students. The assessment criteria are established by the Commission.

Candidates unable to take the interview at UniSR can ask the Commission to do it in video conference. The Commission can authorize or deny the interview in video conference.

During the interview the candidates will have to show an identification document. The documents accepted are listed in the Call for Applications.

The interview will consider:

  • the general and specific qualifications of the candidates;
  • the knowledge of English;
  • the discussion of any publication;
  • the motivation for pursue the PhD Course and further professional research path.

At the end of the second assessment phase, the Examination Committee will fill in a final ranking based on a comparative assessment of the candidates.

Candidates with a final score lower than 60% of the total score (100 points) will be considered non-eligible.

Assignment of the fellowships and of the position without a fellowship

The assignment of fellowships is based on the position in the ranking and preferences expressed in the application form.

After the final examination, the Committee will indicate also the Curriculum assigned to the Candidates.

There will be only one final ranking, which will be updated after each withdrawal.

Renouncing a project-based fellowship leads to the definitive exclusion from the selection.

Candidates can accept the position in the awarded Curriculum, renouncing the fellowship. In this case, the renounced fellowship is assigned to the first eligible candidate of the same Curriculum.  

The assignment of the positions consists of 3 different phases.

  1. First phase: 2 Project-based Fellowships are assigned;
  2. Second phase: 4 free fellowships (two to each Curriculum) are assigned;
  3. Third phase: the position without fellowship is assigned.