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Admission

PhD courses

Every year SISSA issues a PhD ANNOUNCEMENT open to candidates from all over the world. In order to participate, candidates have to register on an online application (see links below)

Preselection for International candidates (extra-EU) - opening soon

Entrance Exams - opening soon

Joint ICTP/SISSA PhD programme in Mathematics and Physics - Opening in January 2020

Since selections are based on the evaluation of academic qualifications as well as exams held in Trieste, International candidates are STRONGLY invited to apply in the "Preselection for International (extra-EU) candidates" sessions. Exceptions are the PhD courses in Neurobiology, Statistical Physics and Theory and Numerical Simulation of the Condensed Matter, that will base the admission (besides the evaluation of academic titles) on an interview that could be taken also by videoconference (i.e. Skype) so both European and International candidates can participate.

If you wish to have more information we suggest you to visit the PhD courses section or to contact the Principal Investigator (PI) listed on the faculty members page in each PhD website, for further discussion about our research.

If you need more administrative information or run into any technical problems in the application process, feel free to contact the Students' Secretariat 

For more information about students' life at SISSA you can have look at the SISSA Vademecum.

For more information about visas, accommodation, health and daily life in Trieste and its Region we suggest you to visit the Welcome Office web page