International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Postgraduate Diploma Programme 2021/2022 [Scholarships Available]


International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is now accepting scholarship applications from young qualified graduates in physics, mathematics or related fields for its 2021/2022 Postgraduate Diploma Programme. The deadline for the submission of applications for the ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme is 31 January 2021.

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme

Supporting its mission to promote advanced scientific research in developing countries, ICTP offers a Postgraduate Diploma Programme that prepares talented students for PhD studies.


This one-year pre-PhD programme consists of two semesters of basic and advanced courses given by experts in the following fields:

  • High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP)
  • Condensed Matter Physics (CMP)
  • Earth System Physics (ESP)
  • Mathematics (MTH)
  • Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS)

After the completion of the courses (including examinations), participants are required to work on a dissertation, to be submitted and defended.


About ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme

The Postgraduate Diploma Programme started in 1991, and since then, many of its graduates have gone on to do PhDs at various prestigious universities, including in Europe and North America. Many of them, after a few postdoctoral stints abroad, have returned to their home countries, where they are actively involved in teaching and in developing advanced research groups there. Others have pursued scientific careers in leading scientific institutions worldwide. Many former students continue to maintain an active collaboration with ICTP throughout their careers.

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme Eligibility

  • Open to young qualified graduates;
  • Applicants should be generally below 28 years of age;
  • With a degree equivalent to an MSc in physics, mathematics, or in a related field;
  • Be fluent in English. 

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme Scholarships.

  • In each Postgraduate Diploma Program subject area, scholarships and travel grants will be awarded to those 10 students selected from developing countries. There are no course fees.

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme Selection Criteria.

The selection of the candidates is based on their university performance as well as on academic recommendations. The selection committee aims to select the best academically qualified candidates while striving for gender balance and geographical distribution.

How to Apply for ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Here Official Link

DEADLINE: 31 January 2021.

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