Every year the TPP group hires 5/6 students to attend the PhD programme. Students are selected according to a written and oral test. Application deadlines, dates and number of available positions are periodically posted on the PhD announcements webpage, where you can also download the application forms. SISSA makes a contribution towards the travel expenses for attending the exam. Enrollment of new students at SISSA and the beginning of classes in the Theoretical Particle Physics Curriculum will take place in the first decade of October. The normal duration of the PhD programme is four years, with the possibility of completing in three years. The initial part of the PhD programme is based on course work which is considered to be an integral and necessary part of the research training (see the Teaching Activity programme of the current academic year).

Application procedure for EU and non-EU citizens

To enter the TPP Ph.D. program all students have to pass an Entrance selection. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the exam will be held online and will take place on 22-24 March 2021. The successful candidates will be hired starting next Fall.

In order to be admitted to the Entrance selection, candidates have to apply before the deadline on 9 March 2021 at 1 pm (CET). Admission to the Entrance selection is decided after a screening of academic titles by the exam board. The examination consists of a written test and an interview. The details will be communicated to the admitted candidates by the exam board in due time.

The list of problems of past entrance examinations can be found in the Entrance exams section. The list of successful students is usually announced shortly after all the oral exams have been performed. See the official announcement web page for details on how to apply.

Contact us

To get more information and the deadlines for sending your application, please contact us.

Students Secretariat
tel.: +39 040 3787 452 / +39 040 3787 456
fax: +39 040 3787 466