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PhD Positions for International Students in Neuroscience, Mathematics & Physics at SISSA, Italy

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy invites applications for available PhD positions in the areas of Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics for the Academic Year 2015/16. Fellowship duration is for 3 years, extendable for a fourth; the yearly is, at the moment, of € 15.010,32 gross. The application deadline for all fields is 31 March 2015.

Study Subject(s): Positions are awarded in the field of Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications, Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems, Theoretical Particle Physics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Functional and Structural Genomics and Neurobiology.
Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).
Scholarship Provider: International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: Applicants interested in participating in this pre-selection must have a University degree which qualifies them for a Ph.D programme by the beginning of the courses (October 1st for Astroparticle Physics; Geometry and Mathematical Physics; Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Applications and Theoretical Particle Physics, November 4th for all other courses).

Scholarship Open for International Students: International (non-EU citizens) can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy invites applications for available PhD positions in the areas of Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics for the Academic Year 2015/16. Fellowship duration is for 3 years, extendable for a fourth; the yearly is, at the moment, of € 15.010,32 gross. The application deadline for all fields is 31 March 2015.

Number of award(s): There are not fixed number of positions available. Each selecting committee will decide according to the academic level of the candidates.

Duration of award(s): Fellowship duration is for 3 years, extendable for a fourth.

What does it cover?
-Admitted candidates will be awarded a fellowship of the yearly amount of € 15.010,32 gross (10,24% tax) for 3 years. Admission to the second year is subject to a Qualifying Examination at the end of the first year. The fellowship may be extended for a fourth year subject to approval by the School authorities and to availability of funds.
-A contribution towards living expenses of the amount of €100,00 gross per month will be awarded (at the end of the academic year) to those who will subscribe a registered rent contract.
-A contribution towards the expenses to be enrolled in the health insurance system up to € 198,77 will be granted to non-EU students only.
-A contribution (70% of the amount of the fellowship) may be awarded to students who should be forced to suspend their activity due to illness, maternity or other serious reasons up to 5 months.
-The School may offer, to a small number of candidates not directly admitted to the PhD courses, a fellowship of 15 days (€ 500,00 net) plus contribution towards living expenses of € 150,00 gross and travel allowance of € 1.000,00 maximum, in order to spend participate in the Ph.D. entrance exams that will take place July/September.

Selection Criteria: This selection is based on academic and qualifications only. There is no need to take entrance exams in Trieste.

Notification: The outcome of the selections will be notified to all candidates by the end of May 2015.

How to Apply: An online application must be filled and sent using the procedure available at the page. Candidates should upload the following documents in pdf format:
-curriculum vitae;
-a certificate of University examinations with marks (in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish;
-a final degree certificate if already obtained (in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish) In order to be admitted such degree must be obtained by the beginning of the courses.
-a copy of the diploma thesis (if any).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 March 2015.

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