Admission

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 TPP Ph.D. program all students have to pass the Spring selection. Next one will take place on March 27-28 2019 to hire students starting next fall. An extra Summer selection could exceptionally follow. Candidates have to apply to be admitted to the entrance selection by the deadline of March 12 at 1 pm. 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 January 15, 2019. See the official SISSA announcement web page for the 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

e-mail: phd@sissa.it