GSSI application to PhD programs

Please note that the submission of an application to the GSSI PhD degree in the different programs of the school has to be intended as an application to a selection procedure. Depending on the number of applicants and on the selection criteria, decided by the Selection Committee, candidates will be shortlisted for a skype interview (shortlisted candidates may also choose to come to L’Aquila at their own expenses).

All applicants admitted to the GSSI PhD courses will benefit of the GSSI fellowships, benefits and facilities, as detailed in the call for applications.

Application Instructions
The questions within each section should be completed in order. Once you have begun working on your application form, you can save your work and, using your email address and password, coming back later to complete your application. Fields tagged with (*) are mandatory. The application procedure can be considered as successfully completed only after receiving the confirmation email, with a short summary of your data and the files you uploaded in attachment.

Application Materials
The documents you need to submit are:

  • copy of the University title certificate
  • academic transcripts (list of courses with grades)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a copy of a valid Identity Document (ID) signed and dated.

These documents, common to all applicants, must be in pdf or jpg format and each file size should not exceed 3Mb.

Depending on your program choice several additional materials are required, namely:

  • PhD in Astroparticle Physics:
    – motivational letter
    – extended abstract of the Master thesis (max 2.000 words)
  • PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences:
    – a single file (pdf or jpg, 3Mb maximum size) containing a synthetic report of the core courses attended in the following topics: Partial Differential Equations, Probability – stochastic processes, Functional and Numerical Analysis.
  • PhD in Computer Science:
    – a single file (pdf or jpg, 3Mb maximum size) with a motivational letter describing the past studies and the acquired expertise, a brief research project outlining the research challenges to consider for the PhD thesis, the reasons for choosing GSSI for the PhD studies.
  • PhD in Urban Studies and Regional Science:
    – motivational letter
    – abstract of the master thesis in english (pdf file, 2,000 words)
    – master thesis (max 20 Mb)

Contact Information
Should you require assistance with questions that are not addressed in the GSSI web site please email .

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