ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship Programme 2024

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship Programme 2024

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship Programme 2024

The Postgraduate Diploma Programme started in 1991, and since then, many of its graduates have gone on to do PhDs at various prestigious universities, including in Europe and North America. Many of them, after a few postdoctoral stints abroad, have returned to their home countries, where they are actively involved in teaching and in developing advanced research groups there. Others have pursued scientific careers in leading scientific institutions worldwide. Many former students continue to maintain an active collaboration with ICTP throughout their careers.

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship Programme Eligibility Criteria

  1. The Postgraduate Diploma Programme is open to young (generally below 28 years of age), qualified graduates from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA. The minimum qualification for applicants is a degree equivalent to an MSc (or an exceptionally good BSc) in physics, mathematics or in a field related to the topics listed below.
  2. The selection of candidates will be based on their university record and on academic recommendations. Since the Postgraduate Diploma Programme is in English, fluency in speaking and writing is an essential qualification.
  3. The applicant is expected to have adequate knowledge of the following topics in the specific field for which he/she is applying:
  • For Condensed Matter Physics: solid state physics; quantum mechanics; statistical mechanics; classical mechanics; electrodynamics; mathematical physics.
  • For High Energy, Cosmology and Astropartical Physics: classical mechanics; electrodynamics; special theory of relativity; quantum mechanics; statistical mechanics.
  • For Earth System Physics: a theoretical background in physics, mathematics or engineering; mathematical methods applied in geophysics and geosciences.
  • For Mathematics: basic abstract algebra; elements of real and complex analysis; topology.
  • For Quantitative Life Sciences: classical mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, mathematical methods for physics, basic programming skills.

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ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship Programme Benefits

Tuition-free; 10 yearly scholarships plus travel grant for applicants from developing countries.

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship Programme Application

In addition to completing an online application form, candidates should upload the following as part of their application:

  • Copies of transcripts of university academic records and university degrees in English (The selected candidates will be required to provide originals or certified copies of these documents as well as of their official English translation before he/she can be admitted to the Programme);
  • Any certificates or documents that give proof of the student’s ability to follow advanced-level courses, study and write scientific literature in the English language;
  • Two letters of recommendation, from senior scientists familiar with the applicant’s studies and work.

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