Author Topic: PhD Positions for International Students in Neuroscience, Mathematics & Physics at SISSA, Italy  (Read 380 times)


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The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy invites applications for available PhD positions in the areas of Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics. Fellowship duration is for 3 years, extendable for a fourth year subject to approval by the School authorities and to availability of funds. The yearly amount of the fellowships is, at the moment, of € 15.010,32 gross. The application deadline for both the fields is September 01, 2014.

Study Subject: Position is available in the following fields:

- Geometry and Mathematical Physics

- Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications

Course Level: Position is open for pursuing PhD degree.

Scholarship Provider: The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: International students (non-EU students) can also be admitted through a preselection based on academic qualifications only. At the end of a three- or four-year course of study research students are admitted to the final examination to obtain the PhD degree, equivalent to the Italian “Dottore di ricerca”.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students (non-EU students) are eligible to apply for this position.

Scholarship Description: The International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste offers post-graduate training to obtain a “Doctor Philosophiae” (PhD) degree in the fields of Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Applications.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Position is available for three or four years.

What does it cover?All admitted candidates will receive a fellowship of the amount of € 1.135,00 net per month. Students with scholarships from other sources (i.e. China Scholarship Council, Vietnam International Education Development, etc.) even of a lower amount are welcome. SISSA will cover the remaining part up to € 1.135,00. The scholarship covers the following allowances as well:

- A contribution towards living expenses of the amount of €100,00 gross per month will be awarded to those who will provide a copy of their rental contract.

- A contribution towards the expenses associated with enrollment in the health insurance system of up to € 198,77 per year (non EU students)

- A contribution up to € 400,00 for the purchase of a laptop.

- A contribution up to € 500,00 for one trip home during the entire course (non-EU students only).

- A contribution (70% of the amount of the fellowship for up to 5 months) may be awarded to students who are forced to suspend their activity due to illness, maternity or other serious reasons.

Selection Criteria: Students are selected per year through an entrance examination taken place in Trieste; non-EU scholars can also be entered through a preselection based on academic ability only.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted online. Send all the required documents and certificates written in English, Spanish, French or German. For more details and support, please contact to

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline for both the fields is September 01, 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application