European / International Joint Ph.D. in
Social Representation and Communication


The deadline for the registration will be communicated directly to the candidates as soon as they have been accepted.

Until the announcement for the a.y. 2017-18 the tuition fees amounted to 3.500 € per each academic year and did not include the inscription fee to the European/International PhD International Lab Meetings and Summer Schools (in case those events are not covered by specific scholarships funded by the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication on the basis of EC contracts or by other resources made available by the partner Universities or autonomously achieved by the enrolled candidates). The tuition fees had to be paid by all the selected applicants, including those supported by fellowships, within the registration deadline indicated in the letters of acceptance.

Following the MIUR ((Italian Ministry of University and Research) reply received on March 6, 2018 to a question we asked about the applicability of recent administrative provisions (which have been communicated to us only after the issuance of the announcement and the registration of the candidates selected for the academic year. 2017-18), the exemption of taxes also applies to PhD students (with and without scholarship) of Sapienza enrolled at the European/International Joint PhD on Social Representations and Communication (although governed by specific Inter-University Agreements with foreign institutions).
* The exemption does not also apply to stamp duty (imposta da bollo) and the regional tax paid directly through the bulletins generated by Sapienza's IT system (see below).

Therefore - due to administrative changes linked with Italian regulations on doctorate, Sapienza as host institution is re-defining the fees and the procedure for their payment established in the Inter-institutional Agreements.

All the PhD trainees have been thus invited on April 12, 2018 to suspend any payment (i.e. tuition fees) to the European/International Joint PhD programme.

For other taxes or payment slips (e.g.  "bollettini", regional taxes), if required, please continue to follow rules and information provided by Sapienza offices.

This suspension of fees doesn't imply any change in terms of the PhD programme.

Further information as regards this important administrative issue will be provided if needed.




As of the academic year 2005-2006 the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, foundor of the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations & Communication, has introduced a new Registration procedure for doctoral research trainees through a system entitled INFOSTUD.  Information related to this system can be found on the University’s Website located at:

All doctoral research trainees recognised by the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, including those enrolled as International/European Doctoral Research Trainees, are now required to register on the INFOSTUD System.  It should be noted that the registration on this system is in addition to any regulatory procedures which may have been established by the International/European doctoral programmes available at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’.

Furthermore, doctoral research trainees (including those who have or have not been awarded a scholarship) are required to pay the sum of 30 Euro in respect of administrative expenses which have been foreseen by the central administration of the University.  Details of the payment procedure are outlined at the link mentioned above. Meanwhile, due to a special concession made by the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, it has been decided that doctoral research trainees enrolled in the European/International Joint PhD in S.R. & Com. will be exempt from paying the sum of 111.94 Euro in respect of Regional Taxes, as well as the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’’s Registration Fee given that said doctoral research trainees are already required to pay the fees requested in accordance with the regulations of the European/International Joint PhD in S.R. & C. 

Please contact with any problems incurred in registering with the INFOSTUD System.