PhD in Astroparticle Physics

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

Program Description

PhD in Astroparticle Physics

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researches in particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, gravitation and cosmology. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. Moreover, the PhD student in Astroparticle Physics at GSSI will have a special opportunity to follow and participate to the research conducted at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS), with its wide community of scientists from all over the world.

The Astroparticle Physics curriculum consists of 3 years of study and research. The first year a wide choice of courses will cover a large spectrum of topics and the year will be concluded by a final exam. Students will work on a research project under the supervision of one or more teachers and scientists of the GSSI, of the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory and/or of the professors of the University of L'Aquila. Interdisciplinary approaches to the studies and research, exchanges of ideas and innovations are strongly encouraged.


Disclaimer 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 school faculty members, candidates will be shortlisted for a skype interview (shortlisted candidates may also choose to come to L'Aquila at their own expenses).

Fellowships All applicants admitted to the GSSI PhD courses will benefit of the GSSI fellowships 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 no additional materials required. Should you require assistance with questions that are not addressed in the GSSI web site please email

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 19, 2015
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This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct., 2016
3 years
Full time
Start date Oct., 2016
Italy L'Aquila
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Duration 3 years
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