Applications of students graduated in foreign universities
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PHYSICS
XXXVI PhD Cycle - Call for Applications
Deadline for applications:
June 17, 2020, 01:00 pm (CEST)
The PhD Program in Physics of the University of Trieste is inviting applications for 15 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:
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:
- Deadline for the online application (including upload of documents and application fee): June 17, 2020 1:00 pm (CEST)
- The form to apply for a Skype interview is available at http://www2.units.it/dott/files/VideoconfInterview.pdf. Please fill it giving all the necessary info for a skype connection. (For more info - see paragraph 5.2 of the Admission Announcement and the document regarding the Admission to the PhD in Physics)
- Oral exams/interviews: starting on July 13, 2020, at 9:00 am (CEST)
If no appointment for the skype interview is scheduled, the candidate is assumed to show up in person (if COVID-19 emergency will allow) at the Physics Department (via Valerio 2, Trieste-Italy) on July 13, 2020, at 9:00 am.
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, 2020 (or by October 31, 2020 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
- proof of identity
- curriculum vitae et studiorum
- University qualifications (see below)
- abstract of the degree thesis or dissertation
- self presentation and statement of research
Optionally the PhD candidate could upload
- Two reference letters
- Further university qualifications (see below)
The template for the abstract of the Master thesis could be found here:
For the reference letters, 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 email@example.com within the application deadline: June 22, 2020, midnight (CEST)
DISCLAIMER: the above information is a summary of deadlines and required documents; the applicant should read the legally binding information, available in
Informal inquiries: Prof. Francesco Longo, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any problem regarding the admission procedure write an e-mail to: email@example.com
For general informations regarding the Graduate program in Physics, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Which format and contents are expected for the “statement of research”?
The statement of research should not exceed a page in A4 format. 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: Are images allowed in the “statement of research”?
Yes, provided that the statement of research will not exceed the lenght limit.
Q. How will the interview be organised?