Partnership for Knowledge - PfK - is a higher education initiative of the Italian Cooperation aimed at providing life-changing opportunities to researchers, public administration officers, social entrepreneurs and young leaders who are committed to develop their professional and academic skills, strengthen their capacities, widen their networks, make a difference in their home contexts and, last but not least, experience the Italian culture.
The programme, funded in years 2019-2022 by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in partnership with several Italian universities, offers a number of Master of Science scholarships and PhD fellowships in the following thematic domains, grouped in four academic platforms:
PfK is primarily addressed to public administration officers, researchers and young leaders.
- be citizens of an eligible partner country;
- hold a bachelor’s degree in order to apply for a MSc program;
- hold a MSc degree in order to apply for a PhD program;
- have a 2-year working experience in the field of the selected course (recommended);
- meet the language requirement.
Scholarships cover international travel expenses (1 return ticket from/to home country), health insurance, university fees and VISA related costs. PhD fellows will also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses. Scholarships will cover a time span of 36 months for PhD programs.
Incomplete applications will be rejected. Candidates can apply exclusively to one PhD programme.
Teaching language: English
Sudanese Citizens are eligible for the following platforms:
Eritrean Citizens are eligible for the following platform:
Applications are now open and must be submitted no later than 20 May 2019 at 2.00 p.m.
Submit the required documents to PFK.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Passport scan
- University transcript
- Language certificate (English level B2)
- Research project
- Employer’s authorization to attend the PhD
- Two reference letters (optional)
Step 2 -
Inform the Agency of your application by filling the notification form.
Applications submitted to PFK.email@example.com , which are not matched by the AICS notification form, will not be considered.
For all other information (platforms and eligible countries) click here: Partnership for Knowledge