PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

Program Description

PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

The PhD curriculum in Mathematics of Natural, Social and Life Sciences at Gran Sasso Science Institute will lead the students to deal not only with the more traditional aspects of this discipline, such as Pure Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, but also with entirely new problems, requiring the development of the most appropriate tools to deal with the complexity, such as stochastic analysis and computational mathematics.

The curriculum consists of 3 years of study and research. During the first year, after initial training classes, students will be offered three main courses and a wide number of short courses, covering a large spectrum of topics. By the beginning of the second year students select a research project under the supervision of one (or more) of the mathematicians affiliated to GSSI.

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 Mathematics 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.

Contact Information 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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