are enrolled into a theoretical CV or an experimental CV, depending on
the main research activity they will pursue during their graduate
During the first two years, students must obtain a minimum number of 60
credits (CFU) on the basis of courses and seminars.
Courses can be choosen from:
- Graduate School
courses (1 CFU every 4 hours)
- Undergraduate courses (from
Laurea Magistrale) (1 CFU every 8 hours)
- Courses from other Graduate School programs
At least 20 CFU must be
obtained from the courses.
The students who intend to pursue a theoretical curriculum are
specifically required to follow 5 mandatory courses (those denoted by
the letter "T" in the Courses
page) and to successfully pass a written test in the form of a
Summer Schools: up to 8 credits per full week.
Workshop, seminars not strictly related to the research activity: up to
4 CFU each.
Remember that most of the credits should be obtained in the first year
on the basis of graduate courses and schools.
More details can be found on this official document
At the beginning of the
second and third year students must fill the registration form for the
next year (see form).
At the end of each year (before November 30) students must present an
Annual Report on their activity in the past year (see the form).
At the end of the second year, students will give a seminar on their
research activity to the Faculty of the School, in order to show that
their research activity is sufficiently advanced.
The PhD Thesis can be written in English or Italian. Note that it is
expected that the research work for the thesis should lead to
publications on refereed journals. A Thesis without publications will
not be in general considered acceptable.