The call concerning the selection to be admitted to the

PhD program in Quantum Technologies (38th cycle)

has been published on June 20th, 2022.

Deadline for applications: July 19th, 2022 (hr. 3:00 pm, CET time)


The 38th cycle if the PhD program in Quantum Technologies is now still undergoing an accreditation process by the Ministry of University and Research: it will be confirmed and will start only in case of a positive assessment.


Full text of the call, in English, and its important attachment (A) 

[where all the PhD programs are listed, with their open positions and criteria and schedules of the selections]

are available on the university website, at the link

(please, set previously your browser in English)

Applicants will be accepted who have obtained the MSc degree (or a corresponding academic qualification), or able to achieve it by and no later than October 31st, 2022


Selection process and requirements

The admission to the PhD program in Quantum Technologies at the Department of Physics of the University of Naples Federico II (jointly with University of Camerino and CNR - Italian National Research Council, site of Florence) requires an MS Diploma (5, or 3+2 academic years), or an equivalent degree in a subject related to the PhD program: however, a qualified four-year academic degree might also be considered sufficient.

A selection committee will shortlist the applicants to be interviewed, on the base of their:

  • CV
  • qualifications (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 an academic program or to carry out study and research, indicating the starting date, the duration and the amount awarded;
    • post-graduate degrees obtained, if any
    • academic/scientific/study awards
    • score of any standard test used for admission in University programs at various levels in your Country and internationally (particularly valuable for us are GRE-general [and GRE-Physics or similar for the present call] – tests; and TOEFL…)
  • MS thesis
  • academic qualifications (concerning both BSc and MSc, if the degree course is divided in two steps): useful to include a list of all courses and examinations taken, with a short description of their contents and with the corresponding marks obtained. Also a brief explanation will be welcome 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).

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").

  • recommendation letters: by filling the appropriate section in the application process, the referees (no more than 2) therein listed by the candidate will automatically receive an invitation to upload – by and no later than July 21st – their presentation letters

and on the base of a

  • statement of scientific purpose / research proposal (ie, a possible research project that can be carried out by the phd student over three yeatrs)

The entire application process, including the application form, duly printed, undersigned and then uploaded by the candidate on the

jointly with all the other documents above listed, must be mandatory completed by July 19th, 2022 (3:00 pm, CET time)

On August 4th, at 4:00 pm (CET time) the results of the first step of the selection will be posted on the webpage

Shortlisted candidates will be then interviewed by web-conference (e.g. Skype), starting from September 5th, 2022


38th cycle of the PhD program in Quantum Technologies will offer 16 positions (12 funded with academic grants, 4 without scholarship).


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. Francesco Tafuri (coordinator)

Mr. Guido Celentano (secretary)