Instructions for admission to the call of XXXV cycle for the academic year 2019-2020

The admission to the PhD program in Astrophysics is based on a selection open once per year. An alternative possibility is through grants offered by European programs, like the Erasmus Mundus External cooperation Window.

The call for the academic year 2019-2020 (XXXV cycle) is now open (with deadline 15th May 2019, 1pm).

The complete documentation of the call with the instructions on how to apply and the list of the necessary documents can be found at the web page:

The specific PhD programme table for the course in Astrophysics can be also found at the web page


In order to participate in the competition candidates must hold an academic Master's degree awarded by an Italian or foreign University.

This qualification must be in possession of the candidate by October 31 2019.

The selection is based on the academic and/or work curriculum and an oral interview.

Candidates permanently residing abroad can be interviewed (necessarily on July 1-3, 2019) by videoconferencing over Skype (through webcam). The exam can be carried out either in Italian or English.

The committee will assess the general knowledge of physics and astronomy as well as aptitude for research.

Useful attachment (available on the right under "Downloads"):

  • "Call for applications PhD programmes 35nd cycle a.y. 2019-2020 call_35.pdf" (call)
  • "35_PhdProgrammeTable-Astrophysics.pdf" (table for Astrophysics)
  • "Studenti Online application procedure instructions.pdf" (instructions for online applications)
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