Phd programme in Physics - in cooperation with the INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics

Additional scholarships cycle 40: call open
Updates on the page

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 40th cycle (academic year 2024/2025) of the PhD Programme in Physics.

In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2024-2025

Rector's Decree no. 382 of date 11/04/2024, published in this webpage on 15/04/2024.
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 17
Scholarships: 14 (of which 10 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 3 
Supernumerary positions (art. 8 of selection Call): 2

The Academic year starts November 1st, 2024
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years

May also be admitted on additional positions candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates.

application/pdfPHYSICS_first call_40_ENG.pdf(PDF | 472 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online within the deadline.

Deadline for application: May 15th, 2024, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)

Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.

Details about funded positions

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in bold (indicated with +)

Financer No. of scholarships Possible reserved topic
University of Trento 4 free
Additional position supported by a scholarship under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) Mission 4, component 2 1

A - Development of innovative techniques for anti-matter identification in Cosmic Rays - PRIN Project 2022 “PHeSCAMI – Pressurized Helium Scintillating Calorimeter for AntiMatter Identification”, Project Code: 2022LLCPMH, CUP: E53D23002100006

INAF - National Institute for Astrophysics 1 B - Ultra Fast Outflows from AGN accretion discs in the X-ray calorimeter era
Department of Physics 1 C - Dissipative quantum chaos at the interface of cold atoms and gravity theory - Project Code: SERI No. UeMO19-5.1, CUP: E63C23001140007
INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics  3 D - E - Particle, astroparticle, nuclear, theoretical physics, related technologies and applications, including medical Physics
F – Particle Accelerator on A Chip
FBK – Bruno Kessler Foundation 4 G - Development and applications of TERS and TEPL techniques to study semiconductor materials for quantum technologies
H - Dopant Characterization in Silicon Carbide (SiC) Semiconductors: Towards Enhanced Electronic Devices
I - Photonic quantum-gate based planar lightwave circuits
J - Integrative AI for event selection at LHC
Positions without scholarship 3  
Positions 17  
Supernumerary positions without scholarship (see art. 8) 2  

Scholarships made available after the publication of the call (and published on this webpage) can be selected by using the entry “Other” in the proper section of the online application, and indicating in the specific field the title of the scholarship, possibly modifying the order of preference.

Applicants who have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships, can apply for those scholarships sending an e-mail to the secretariat of the Phd Programme (phd.physics [at], mentioning the new order of preference if necessary.

For information about scholarship with reserved research topics see the files below.

Further information about research topics of the doctoral Programme are availbale on the webpage Research topics of the doctorate.

application/pdfBorse a tematica vincolata_Research Subjects(PDF | 181 KB)

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: not available
Oral examination: starting from June 3rd 2024 (please note that results will be available at the end of the evaluation, assessment might take several days)

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: none

Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: published on May 28, 2024

Schedule of interviews: published on May 28, 2024

Final ranking: published on June 19, 2024

application/pdfFISICA_physics_40_Calendario_colloqui_interview_schedule(PDF | 197 KB)
application/pdfEsiti finali_Final rankings_FISICA_40_I(PDF | 462 KB)

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: June 27, 2024
Position without scholarship: July 3, 2024

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page.

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
More information at

Useful links

INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare BEC Fondazione Bruno Kessler ERC European Research Council

Last update: June 19th, 2024