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:
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 14, 2018 1:00 pm (CEST)
- Deadline for scheduling a Skype interview: June 30, 2018 (Email email@example.com and make sure to upload the form available at http://www2.units.it/dott/files/VideoconfInterview.pdf giving all the necessary info for a skype connection - see paragraph 5.2 of the Admission Announcement)
- Oral exams/interviews: starting on July 16, 2018, at 9:00 am (CEST)
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.
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
- (1) proof of identity
- (2) curriculum vitae et studiorum
- (3) university qualifications
- (4) abstract of the degree thesis or dissertation
- (5) draft of a research proposal (see FAQ below for more info)
- (6.a) statement of purpose - self presentation, (6.b) two reference letters
- ((7) optional: publications)
Templates for items (2), (3-Italian degrees only), (4) are available at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Informal inquiries: Prof. Livio Lanceri, 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
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?