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The academic title of PhD is awarded at the end of the PhD programme, following the positive evaluation of
The procedure for obtaining the title is organised into two phases.
At the end of the three-year period, the thesis, accompanied by a summary in Italian or English, is assessed
by at least two highly qualified professors, who express an analytical judgment on the thesis and propose to
the Phd Board either admission to the discussion or postponement, for a period not exceeding 6 months if
significant additions or corrections are necessary. The thesis is accompanied by a report on the activities
carried out during the PhD and the publications produced.
The thesis produced in pdf format and on USB support must be delivered to the Institutional Affairs Office
within the set deadline.
After the possible period of postponement, the thesis, revised with the requested corrections or
integrations, is in any case admitted to public final discussion, accompanied by a new written opinion of the
The final examination for the achievement of the title consists of a public discussion of the final thesis held
viva-voce by the candidate in front of the Final Exam Commission. At the end of the discussion the thesis,
with a reasoned written report, is approved or rejected. In the presence of results of particular scientific
importance the Commission, by unanimous vote, has the faculty to award special honours, with
recommendation for publication.
With regard to the theses in co-defence, specific procedures are provided for the achievement of the title
and composition of the Commission.
SUBMISSION OF THE FINAL EXAM APPLICATION
Within the published deadline, PhD students admitted to the final exam must upload their thesis to the
Apeiron Repository of the University in PDF format (paper version submission is not required). The thesis
cover page must be outlined according to the model provided by the University.
The following documents must be attached in order to apply for admission to the final exam:
- Admission application form (to which a €16.00 stamp must be applied)
- Declaratory for the self-archiving of the doctoral thesis
- Copy of the email proving the thesis online deposit into the Apeiron Repository of the University, click here to download the instructions
- Possible request for the thesis embargo
- Iulm Library clearance form
- Report of completion of the Alma Laurea questionnaire
- University booklet (for the cycles for which it was intended)
- Copy of the payment receipt of €101,38, (the payment has to be done by using the MAV form
available on each candidate personal web page of the "Sportello di Segreteria online")
The admission application form, accompanied by the above-mentioned documents, must be delivered to
the Institutional Affairs Office in compliance with the set deadlines and indicated office hours.
For PhD students enrolled in the first year of the course, both scholarship holders and solvent holders, IULM University provides a budget for study and research activities to be carried out in Italy and abroad, the amount of which is defined annually by the Board of Directors.
From the second year of the course, each doctoral student, whether a scholarship holder or a solvent, has a budget of not less than 10% of the scholarship available for study and research activities to be carried out in Italy and abroad.
The research budget can be used to reimburse expenses incurred for missions or registrations to conferences, seminars, schools, summer schools, expenses for the drafting of the thesis, expenses for seminars and conferences of external teachers, for the purchase of consumables, services and maintenance and the purchase of equipment and tools.
The gross annual amount of the scholarship for attending PhD courses is € 15,343.28.
The scholarship is paid on the 27th of each month, in deferred monthly instalments.
The scholarship is compatible with other income received in the same calendar year if it does not exceed the amount set annually by the Board of Directors and reported in the notice (in the calculation should not be considered the scholarship).
If the income limit is exceeded, the scholarship will be suspended and the monthly payments received during the year will have to be refunded.
It is not possible to combine the doctoral grant with other grants, with the exception of those which may supplement research stays abroad (e.g. Erasmus mobility grants).
The stock exchange is exempt from IRPEF (personal income tax) and is subject only to INPS (Separate Account) social security treatment. If therefore it is the only income, you are not required to submit the declaration.
Every year a single certification (CU) is prepared, which can be consulted online with the personal credentials provided after registration.
The amount of the taxes is established annually by the Board of Directors.
For the academic year 2019/2020, XXXV cycle, the contribution for access and attendance to the doctoral course was determined in €.5.000,00 for each year and for the entire duration of the course, divided as follows:
I instalment: (at the time of registration) €. 2.000,00 including the amount of €. 100,00. = already paid as a pre-enrolment fee to the competition;
2nd instalment: € 1,500.00 (by 31 December 2019);
3rd instalment: € 1,500.00 (by 31 March 2020)
The amount does not include the regional tax for the right to study, currently amounting to €. 140.00 to be paid by both the scholarship holders and the solvents.
The amount of the tax will be confirmed after its definition by the Lombardy Region for the academic year 2019/2020.