PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

Carlos III University of Madrid

Program Description

PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

Carlos III University of Madrid

PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

The PhD Programme has been awarded with a Quality distinction by the Spanish Education and Culture Ministry.


The PhD Programme in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion aims to provide the students with a solid background in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, as well as in the research methods used in the field with a competent ability to evaluate results. It is also expected that students publish original contributions (including articles in scientific journals) and that they show the capacity for team work and the required aptitude to enhance the scientific and technological progress, within professional and academic contexts.

In close collaboration with the Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (or equivalent degrees), it pursues advanced training in the field of plasma physics and nuclear fusion, in order to be incorporated to research teams in universities or specific projects in the European Union. Moreover, the final decision to build the next step large international installation ITER in Cadarache, France requires a large amount of specialised human capital. Students shall acquire a solid basis in a specific area within the plasma physics and nuclear fusion, they will learn the appropriate research methods and they will be able to achieve an independent and original research work, in close collaboration with work teams in the field.

Minimum requirements

* Diploma in Advanced Studies (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (DEA) or equivalent degree.

* In special cases, admission could be considered if the candidates have at least 60 credits completed in official Graduate programmes or a Master degree. In every case, a minimum of 300 credits completed in both undergraduate and graduate programmes is required.

* The optimal candidate is a student with a Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics within the Official Postgraduate Program at Universidad Carlos III.

International students

They must hold an equivalent degree to the one required for national students. Applicants must provide evidence that their degree makes enables them to enrol in a Postgraduate Program in the country where the degree was obtained.

All academic documents must be legalised either by diplomatic means or by the Apostille of The Hague Agreements, except documents within the European Union or the European Economic Space.

All documents must be officially translated into Spanish.

Application form must include:

  •     A certified copy of the degree already obtained.
  •     Academic transcripts.
  •     Curriculum Vitae.
  •     A copy of the National Identification number/Passport.
  •     Two ID photographs.
  •     Motivation letter.
  •     Two letters of reference.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Full time
106 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Spain Madrid
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