Applications of students graduated in foreign universities
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PHYSICS
XXXVI PhD Cycle - Call for Applications
Deadline for applications:
June 7, 2021, 01:00 pm (CEST)
The PhD Program in Physics of the University of Trieste is inviting applications for 14 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:
A tutorial for the on-line application is available here.
Before applying, please carefully read the following documents:
The admission is evaluated through a competitive selection based on qualifications and interview. A video conference interview can be arranged on request.
Relevant dates and deadlines:
- Deadline for the online application (including upload of documents and application fee): June 7, 2021 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 video 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 12, 2021, at 9:30 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 12, 2021, at 9:30 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 October 31, 2021. 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 mandatory documents, as specified in ATTACHMENT 6 - Physics:
- proof of identity
- curriculum vitae et studiorum
- University qualifications (see below)
- abstract of the degree thesis or dissertation
- PhD research project
It's highly recommended to upload also previous academic qualifications documents.
Optionally the PhD candidate could upload
- Two reference letters
The template for the abstract of the Master thesis could be found here:
For what concerns the reference letters, your referees should send their letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org within the application deadline: June 07, 2021, 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: email@example.com
For any problem regarding the admission procedure write an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general informations regarding the Graduate program in Physics, write to: email@example.com
FAQ (OLD) -- NOT APPLICABLE --
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?