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Physics, Ph.D.

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University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
The Post-Graduate Course in Physics at the University of Padova offers highly competitive Ph.D. programmes in the fields of Physics of Fundamental Interactions, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Nuclear Physics, Biophysics, Statistical Physics,Condensed Matter Physics and Applied Physics.
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PhD candidates benefit from a series of courses and seminars, from the outstanding expertise of their supervisors and from the well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities.


PhD students in the Physics programme at University of Padova will join the research groups in Padova which are involved in strong national and international collaborations, coordinated and founded, to large extent, by the European Union and by public research agencies, such as National Institute of Nuclear Physics INFN and National Consortium of Universities for Physics of Matter CNISM.

Research groups perform experiments at CERN, RIKEN, KEK and other main international facilities for fundamental and nuclear physics, as well as with synchrotrons at ELETTRA and ESRF-ILL Grenoble for the study of material science. Besides professional careers at universities and research agencies, research training opens carrier possibilities in the private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cosmology
  • Experimental high-energy astroparticle physics
  • Interdisciplinary applications of statistical mechanics
  • Nonequlibrium systems
  • Nuclear reactions with heavy ions
  • Nuclear structure
  • Particle Accelerator Physics
  • Physics at colliders and neutrino physics
  • Radiative Processes in High-Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Anyone in possession of the following, regardless of nationality, may apply to take part in the selection process:

  •  diploma di laurea (pre-reform regime); 
  •  laurea specialistica/magistrale (post-reform regime); 
  •  Second-level academic qualifications awarded by AFAM (Higher Education in Art and Music) institutions. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    187 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • EU/EEA

    187 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 187 EUR per semester and a duration of .
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are provided by

  • The Italian Ministry of Education, of University and of Research (MIUR)
  • National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)
  • European projects
  • Cariparo Foundation

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