Admission Call

The next call (36th cycle) will be probably published on April 2020.

Deferrals in the opening of the call are possible, by virtue of the coronavirus epidemic.

All updates will be reported on time in this web page.

Last call for positions in the PhD program in Physics had as deadline for applications August 2nd, 2019.


Selection process and requirements

The admission to PhD at the Department of Physics of the University of Naples Federico II requires passing a selection based on the assessment of academic qualifications and an oral examination (in Italian or English).

There is a pre-selection committee that will shortlist the applicants to be interviewed on the base of their CV, qualifications (MS Diploma, or an equivalent degree in a subject related to the PhD program, is usually required for admission: however, a qualified four-year bachelor might also be considered sufficient) and references (candidates are asked to provide the names and contact information of at least two faculty members who can furnish a letter of reference). The shortlisted candidates will be invited for an oral examination or interviewed by web-conference (e.g. Skype).

Some scholarships are reserved to NOT Italian applicants, NOT resident in Italy.

How to apply

Full text of the call for admission of applicants to the PhD Programs, file "Attachment A" (listing all the PhD programs), and the list of PhD Programs with reserved positions for foreigners will be soon available

(please, set previously your browser in English).

Once filled the application form you'll find in that website, print it out and send it at attaching the scanned version of the following documents:

1)  University degrees. Attach both of the following items:

  •  Official certificate issued by the University of each the relevant degrees obtained (e.g., bachelor, master or equivalent), including the indication of the specific study program attended and of all the examinations taken. If these certificates are not in one of the following languages: either Italian, English, French, Spanish or German, then you will have to add a legal translation into one of these languages (warning: to be legal, the translation must be confirmed by your local Italian Embassy or Consulate as "faithful to the original").
  • Academic curriculum vitae, including a list of all courses and examinations taken, with a short description of their contents and with the corresponding marks obtained. Include also a brief explanation of the grading system used in your country/university and, if possible, information about the grade statistical distribution (e.g., the percentile of students obtaining that grade or higher).

2) References. Please include in your message the names and contact information of at least two faculty members who can furnish a letter of reference for you.

3) Curriculum vitae

4) Further scientific/academic qualifications and information that in your judgment should be taken into account, such as (note: none of the following items is mandatory for applying):

  • List of scientific publications, if any.
  • List of grants, fellowships or studentships obtained for attending a PhD program or to carry out study and research, indicating the starting date, the duration and the amount awarded.
  • Post-graduate degrees obtained, if any (excluding those already reported above.
  • Academic/scientific/study awards.
  • Score of any standard test used for admission in University programs at various levels in your country and internationally, adding the contact information (link, e-mails, etc.) of the Organizations which may eventually certify to us your test results [particularly valuable for us are GRE-general [and GRE-Physics for the present call] - tests (GRE = Graduate Record Examination, see its web-site for information). Note: if you have taken these tests, besides mentioning your scores for each separate section of the test (e.g., verbal, quantitative, analytical writing), ask also GRE organization to send the scores directly to us, using our institution code: 7133]
  • a brief statement (maximum 1 page) about your scientific interests you would like to pursue.

The results concerning the assessment of degrees and qualifications of the last selection have been posted on this website on September 16th, 2019; shortlisted candidates were interviewed (via skype) starting from September 26th, 2019.                                                                                                 


Selection of candidates will consist of a preselection (with a shortlist) based on the documentation included in the application, and a subsequent oral examination or web-conference based interview (e.g. using skype).

For any information request please contact:

Prof. Vincenzo Canale  (coordinator)

Mr. Guido Celentano (secretary)