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Applications of students graduated in foreign universities

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PHYSICS

 

XXXIV PhD Cycle - Call for Applications

 

Deadline for applications:
June 14, 2018 , 01:00 pm (CEST)

 

 

The PhD Program in Physics of the University of Trieste is inviting applications for 12 PhD scholarships.

Scholarships are open to students graduated in foreign universities. One scholarship -funded by ICTP- is reserved to candidates from countries not belonging to the list of "High-income economies” (according to the World Bank criteria).

 

This three-year program provides curricular courses and specific training activities. The students will work on leading-edge projects in astrophysics, condensed matter physics, medical physics and biophysics, nuclear and particle/astroparticle physics, theoretical physics.

 

Informations and on-line application available at:

http://www2.units.it/dott/en/?file=DottBandi.inc&cod=2018

 

Before applying, please carefully read the following documents:

The admission is evaluated through a competitive selection based on qualifications and interview. A video conference (Skype) interview can be arranged on request.

Relevant dates and deadlines:

If no appointment for the skype interview is scheduled, the candidate is assumed to show up in person at the Physics Department (via Valerio 2, Trieste-Italy) on July 5th, 2017, at 9:00 am.

 

Eligibility

Eligible candidates must hold an academic qualification, which can be considered to be equivalent - in terms of duration, level and disciplinary field -  to the Italian degree which allows to undertake Ph.D. studies in Italy. The candidate must hold the degree by September 30, 2018  (or by October 31, 2018 in case of an Italian degree). Further info on foreign degrees: http://www2.units.it/dott/en/?file=AccTitStran.inc and paragraph 6.2 of the Admission Announcement.

  

Documents required for the application

Online application procedure (http://www2.units.it/immatricolazioni/dottorati/): mandatory documents, as specified in ATTACHMENT 4 - Physics:

  1. (1) proof of identity
  2. (2) curriculum vitae et studiorum
  3. (3) university qualifications
  4. (4) abstract of the degree thesis or dissertation
  5. (5) draft of a research proposal (see FAQ below for more info)
  6. (6.a) statement of purpose - self presentation, (6.b) two reference letters
  7. ((7) optional: publications)

Templates for items (2), (3-Italian degrees only), (4) are available at:

http://www2.units.it/dott/en/?file=DottBandi.inc&cod=1010

 

For item (6.b), please download the following Reference Letter Template (.doc), and send it to the referees you have chosen. Your referees should send their letters directly to dottorato.fisica@units.it within the application deadline:  June 14, 2018, hr. 1:00 pm (CEST)

 DISCLAIMER: the above information is a summary of deadlines and required documents; the applicant should read the legally binding information, available in 

http://www2.units.it/dott/en/?file=DottBandi.inc&cod=2018

 

CONTACTS:

 

Informal inquiries: Prof. Livio Lanceri, e-mail: coord.phdphysics@units.it

 

For any problem regarding the admission procedure write an e-mail to: dottorati@amm.units.it

 

For general informations regarding the Graduate program in Physics, write to: dottorato.fisica@units.it

 

 

 

 

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FAQ:

Q: Which format and contents are expected for the “draft of a research proposal”?

The draft should not exceed 8000 characters in length, approximately. It should describe a research subject of interest for the candidate. The draft should briefly outline the present knowledge in the field with a short bibliography, possible objectives of research activity, and the related experimental or theoretical methods. The research subject will not be binding for the PhD research activity, but will be a starting point for the discussion in the interview.

 

Q. How will the interview be organised? 

A. The interview will last up to about 25 minutes for each candidate. It will include both the self-presentation of the candidate, to expound his/her research interests and the draft of research proposal and some questions by the admission committee. For the first part of the interview the candidate may show up to 5 slides. 
 
Q. Supervisor's signature on the thesis abstract: when is it required?
A: The signature of the supervisor is required only for those candidates who did not obtain their degree yet, and who will graduate abroad by October, 1st.
Last update: 06-14-2018 - 12:27