2018  IGIER - BIDSA Visiting Students Initiative (VSI) Call for Candidates
| 05/02/2018
2018 IGIER - BIDSA Visiting Students Initiative (VSI) Call for Candidates

2018  IGIER - BIDSA Visiting Students Initiative (VSI)


Call for Candidates

Visiting Students Initiative: Objectives and Description

Students are one of Bocconi most important assets. IGIER and BIDSA invite students in the MSc in Economic and Social Sciences (ESS), who are interested in pursuing a research career (e.g., in universities, ECB, IMF, Microsoft Research, OECD, World Bank, etc) to join the two research centers. Students are expected to actively participate in the centers’ activities (e.g., reading groups, seminars, etc) and to present a paper in the reading group. Individual mentors chosen among the IGIER and BIDSA scholars will supervise students’ research activities.


Upon request, the Visiting Student Initiative could be converted into a «stage curriculare (Progetto sul Campo)» (24 weeks) and earn academic credits for 2nd year MSc students only.

Students enrolled in this initiative cannot simultaneously spend a semester or a year abroad in one of Bocconi’s exchange or double-degree programs.



Students who, in September 2017, have enrolled in the first year of the MSc program in Economic and Social Sciences (ESS) can apply to this call. Candidates should have never been subject to academic disciplinary procedure for inappropriate academic conduct during the undergraduate and MSc programs.


Students admitted will join BIDSA and IGIER from mid-February throughout July 2018. Upon mutual agreement, the visiting position can be extended during the second year of the MSc program.


Application Submission Rules

Please read carefully the following instructions. Applications lacking one or more requirements will not be considered. Applications should be submitted electronically through this online form:


The application package required in question no. 17 in the above link should provide the following documents in one single PDF:

  1. Curriculum vitae (download the template HERE);
  2. Grade transcripts for the Bachelor degree including the graduation grade («voto di laurea») (no need to send official grade transcripts, you can send a printout of the transcripts from the university records.
  3. Grade transcripts (from “punto blu”) for the MSc degree including all grades earned by the date of the application; if you passed an exam but you do not have the official grade yet, you can communicate to us your grade by adding a page to your PDF application (we will later verify the information)
  4. A brief (one-page at most) statement of purpose using the template in THIS LINK.


To be considered for the selection process, applications should be received by Monday, February 5th , 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Selection Process

A selection committee consisting of BIDSA and IGIER scholars will review the applications received and make a selection. Candidates selected for the Visiting Students Initiative will be notified by mid-February 2018.