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Vi Italian member, Bocconi University, is launching a PhD programme in International Law and Economics starting in September, taught entirely in English. The three-year programme covers three areas of specialization: international law, international taxes and international economics.

The programme will admit six candidates, with the top three receiving fellowships covering tuition and fees and an annual stipend. The remaining students may apply for partial financial aid through the university.

Applications must be postmarked no later than May 19, 2008.

The three-year program consists of approximately 390 hours of first-year obligatory classes. These are complemented by short courses, specialist seminars and conferences in Italy and abroad. During the second year, students are encouraged to travel abroad to foreign universities or international organizations as visiting staff, or to follow courses and carry out research. The third year is dedicated to writing the doctoral thesis.

The fellowship recipients will receive a minimum annual stipend of EUR13,050 gross - about 8 percent will deducted from this amount to cover social security. Fellows will also be exempt from enrolment and tuition fees (currently about EUR2,000 annually), although they will be responsible for their travel to Milan, and other costs they may incur.

Other candidates may apply for finacial aid, awarded on the basis of income, to cover tuition and fees.

Candidate selection will take place by July 1, 2008.

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