Supporting its mission to promote advanced scientific research in developing countries, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) offers a Postgraduate Diploma Programme that prepares talented students for PhD studies. Scholarships and travel grants will be awarded to those 10 students selected from developing countries. There are no course fees.

Course Level: Research

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

Two semesters of classes are followed by a research project and dissertation. Interested students can apply to study in one of five subject areas:

  • High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Earth System Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Quantitative Life Sciences

After the completion of the courses (including examinations), participants are required to work on a dissertation, to be submitted and defended.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • The Programme is open to young qualified graduates in physics, mathematics or related fields.
  • Scholarships are awarded to successful candidates from developing countries (with particular emphasis on students from the least developed regions of the world).

Selection Criteria: The selection of the candidates is based on their university performance as well as on academic recommendations. The selection committee aims to select the best academically qualified candidates while striving for gender balance and geographical distribution.

Number of Awards: A limited number of scholarships (around 10 per field) will be awarded to successful candidates.

Value of Award: Scholarships will be used to cover candidate’s travel and living expenses during their stay at ICTP.

Method of Application:  Apply online.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28th February 2019.