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Gran Sasso Science Institute GSSI

Gran Sasso Science Institute GSSI

Gran Sasso Science Institute GSSI


The GSSI – Gran Sasso Science Institute is an international Ph.D. school and a center for research and higher education in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Social Sciences. It was founded in 2012 in L’Aquila (Italy) as a Center for Advanced Studies of the INFN – National Institute for Nuclear Physics and then established in March 2016 as a School of Advanced Studies providing post-graduate education. Through day-to-day collaboration and interaction, researchers and students have the opportunity to build a sound knowledge of the research methods and to experiment with contamination of interests, innovative approaches, and multicultural exchanges in all the GSSI activities. In addressing the complexity of today’s world, we are committed to removing all barriers between the GSSI areas of study and research, where interdisciplinarity and cross-fertilization underlie everything we do. Among our goals are the dissemination of scientific results to society and the promotion of cultural events for the general public, citizens, and schools.

The GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute offers 36 Ph.D. fellowships for the academic year 2022/23 and invites applications for fellowships for the Ph.D. Programs in “Astroparticle Physics” (9), “Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences” (9), “Computer Science” (9), and “Regional Science & Economic Geography”(9).

The official language for all Ph.D. courses is English.

The fellowships are awarded for 4 years and their yearly amount is € 16.159,91 gross. All Ph.D. students have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities and use of the canteen.


Applicants must fill out the online application from our website, where it is possible to find all the necessary information for the submissions, and attach the required documents by June 01, 2022, at 3 pm (Italian time zone). No other application method will be accepted.

Campus Features

  • Gymnasium - Training & Didactics
  • Sala conferenze - Main Lecture Hall
  • Auditorium
  • Rettorato - Rectorate
  • Library - Biblioteca "A. F. Grillo"
  • IRIS - GSSI Institutional Archive
  • Studentato - Student House
  • Mensa - Canteen
  • CUS Centro Universitario Sportivo | University Sport Centre
  • Convenzioni - External services
  • Listening & Counselling


    • L'Aquila

      Viale Francesco Crispi,7, 67100, L'Aquila