Fusion Science and Engineering, Ph.D. | University of Padua | Padova, Italy
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Fusion Science and Engineering

36 months
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2626 EUR/year
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About

The PhD programme in Fusion Science and Engineering (FSE) at the University of Padua aims at training highly qualified researchers in the field of Magnetic Confinement Fusion, with theoretical, numerical and experimental skills in both physics and engineering.

Overview

The PhD Programme in Fusion Science and Engineering (FSE) at the University of Padua has the ambitious goal of contributing to the training of highly qualified young researchers in the field of Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF), with specific theoretical, numerical and experimental skills and knowledge in the relevant sectors of physics and engineering.

The recent positive trend of the research in the MCF area, which sees several experimental devices ready to come into operation (JT-60SA), in an advanced status of construction (ITER) or in the design stage (e.g. DEMO, DTT), requires a significant increase in the number of experts in fusion science and technology in the coming years. This is also evidenced by the fact that the organization of the European fusion program - managed by the European consortium EUROfusion - puts a lot of emphasis on education and training programs in the field MCF.

Career Opportunities

  • With several devices in the final design phase or ready to come into operation, demand for experts (physicists, engineers) in MCF will increase rapidly, as well as the investment by universities and research institutions involved in education, training and research programs in this area. In addition, industry's interest in activities related to devices under construction (JT-60SA, ITER, RFX-mod2) and in the design phase (DTT, DEMO) and support infrastructures (PRIMA Neutral Beam Test Facility, Padua) is growing as well.
  • PhD students enrolled in the FSE Doctoral Programme will be exposed to a training plan that provides study and research activities in universities, research centers also in collaborations with industry. Hence they will acquire those specialized and yet transversal skills that will allow them to find employment not only in the fusion sector but also in the sectors of industrial engineering (electrical, automation, mechanics), information (electronics, IT) and energy, in particular in companies with high technological content.
  • As a matter of fact, thanks to the high-level multidisciplinary skills acquired in the training and research path, most of FSE’s PhDs have found job opportunities in the MCF area (over 70% in the last 10 years); the rest have obtained positions in private and public companies in the fields of industrial engineering and high-tech information and service sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plasma Physics and Diagnostics
  • Heating and Current Drive Physics
  • Interpretation of Diagnostics
  • Plasma Control & CODAC

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

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

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  • International

    2626 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2626 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2626 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2626 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • fees for developing countries: €1,003 (Science programs)

Living costs for Padua

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.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Fusion Science and Engineering.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
02 Oct 2024
Regione Veneto Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Padua
Padova, Italy
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Sep 2024
Gini Foundation: Grants for Foreign Nationals
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Padua
Padova, Italy
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available

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