Ph.D. program in Physics
Each year the Physics and Astronomy Department admits a number of M.Sc.-holding students to its Ph.D. program. More information on the application procedure can be found on the university's Ph.D. office page.
Prospective students are selected based on their application materials and an interview, according to the following criteria:
Research statement: the scientific validity, affinity with the Ph.D. program's research themes, and general quality are assessed. A template is provided on the right menu bar.
Curriculum vitae: a part of the evaluation will be based on the graduation marks (students who do not yet hold a M.Sc. at the time of application will be evaluated based on the course grade average); another, counting for 1/4 to 1/3 of the total points, will be assigned based on significant undergraduate experiences, such as study abroad programs, additional coursework, internships, involvement with research projects, awards, scholarships, and conference attendance.
In addition to the university requirements, the interview will include a discussion of the research statement as well as of any publications included in the application package. This requirement will be positively fulfilled, when the student can exhaustively discuss the various aspects connected to the project, including the student's individual contribution, the project's innovation and impact, and its general scientific context.