The employment conditions

Contract and salary

The INVITE PhD students will be enrolled in the PhD programme starting in the Academic Year 2018/2019 and they will be employed from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2021, under a 36-month research contract, as defined by the Italian Law 240/2010 Art. 22 (“assegno di ricerca”).

This contract is tax exempt and includes all compulsory social security charges, insurance against work accidents, sickness coverage, maternity and parental leave. It is a temporary work contract introduced specifically for universities and research organisations, that includes retirement contributions.

The salary will be paid on a monthly basis and is composed by the following components (gross amounts):

  • Living allowance: €2000/month for 36 months;
  • Mobility allowance: €600/month for 36 months;
  • Family allowance: €150/month for 36 months for students with family obligations at the deadline of the INVITE call for candidatures.

The family allowance is reserved for applicants linked to another person by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised, or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the candidate.

A researcher at the University of Verona

A researcher at the University of Verona


The University of Verona, in cooperation with the International Students Services, assists the PhD students in the context of:

  • entry procedures (for EU and non-EU citizens),
  • visas and residence permits (for non-EU citizens),
  • accommodation,
  • tax identification codes,
  • healthcare insurance or registration in the Italian healthcare system,
  • and the opening of an Italian bank account.

Social benefits

As PhD students and research staff, the INVITE PhD students will benefit from:

  • access to the canteens of the University of Verona at a special discounted price;
  • access to the kindergarten of the University of Verona for their children at a special discounted price;
  • access to language courses organised by the Linguistic Centre of the University of Verona at a special discounted price;
  • discounts for cultural events taking place in Verona,
  • discounts for hardware and software for personal use.