PhD positions

Every year the Astroparticle Physics group hires 5 students to attend a three year Ph.D. programme. The students are selected according to a written and oral test.

SISSA makes a contribution towards the travel expenses for attending the exam. To see all the informations see the admission page.

Application deadlines, dates and number of available positions of the entrance examinations are periodically posted on the PhD announcements webpage, where you can also download the application forms.


Application procedure for EU and non-EU citizens

To enter APP Ph.D. program all students have to pass the Spring selection. Next one will take place in Spring 2020 to hire students starting in Fall 2020. An extra Summer selection could exceptionally follow. Candidates have to apply to be admitted to the entrance selection by a deadline that will be communicated at a later stage. Examinations consist of a written test and an interview. The list of problems of past entrance examinations can be found in the Entrance exams section. The list of successful students is usually announced on the very same day. See the official SISSA announcement web page for the details on how to apply.

Candidates who are not citizens of European Union can apply for a preselection fellowship supporting their travel and living expenses in Trieste for two weeks while they will participate to the entrance examination. This preselection is based on academic and scientific qualifications only and the application has to be submitted before a deadline to be communicated soon. See the official SISSA announcement web page for the details on how to apply.


2019/2020 PhD positions:

  1. Call:
    • Deadline for applications: TBA
    • Examination dates: TBA
  2. Call (will take place only in case vacancies will be available after the Spring session):
    • Deadline for applications: TBA
    • Examination dates: TBA

Non-EU citizens can be admitted also through a selection based on academic and scientific qualifications only. Some of these candidates might be awarded a fellowship (including travel expenses) to participate in the regular entrance examination. The deadline for these online applications is TBA (as you can find in SISSA foreigner announcements).


Postdoctoral research positions

No openings are foreseen in the Fall of 2019.


Other positions

Announcements about other fellowships or positions can be found in the SISSA announcements page.