First-year SISSA students should take and pass a number of exams among the Basic Courses for a minimum of 40 credits in order to be admitted to the second year.

Students have the option to define an individual study programme including courses given within other PhD programmes of SISSA. Such individual study programs need to be approved by the Scientific Board, which will deliberate on the number of credits to assign to courses external to the PhD.

Exams should be given in one of these sessions:

  • First session: December 20, 2021 - January 8, 2022
  • Second session: April 11, 2022 - April 29, 2022
  • Third session: June 13, 2022 - September 30, 2022
The extraordinary exam session is intended for exams taken in one of the two ordinary sessions, which were not passed or which the candidate intends to repeat.

A complete list of the courses of the current academic year together with information regarding the syllabuses, credits, duration and relative schedule is avalaible in the section Basic Courses.

Students are also given the opportunity to follow more specialized courses, which can not be taken to gain credits. These courses are intended for second and higher-years students, post-doc and staff members. A list for the current academic year is available in the section Advanced Courses.