Fully Funded ICTP/University of Trieste 2022 Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP)

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    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
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    ICTP - Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste Italy    (+39) 040 2240 111    [email protected]

The Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP), co-sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), supported by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and the European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), and in collaboration with the Trieste University Hospital, is a two-year advanced training program in the field of medical physics.

The next program will run from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024, and will result in an Advanced Studies Master of Medical Physics degree. The official Italian degree is called “Master di Secondo Livello in Fisica Medica.” The first year will be spent at ICTP in Trieste, Italy, and the second year will be spent in a supervised clinical training program at a Medical Physics Department of one of the program’s training hospitals. The classes are taught in English.

The Master’s Program is aimed to give postgraduate theoretical and clinical training to young, promising graduates of physics or related subjects (mostly from poor and middle income countries) so that they can be recognized as Clinical Medical Physicists in their native countries.

The Master’s Programme in Medical Physics, which was developed with the help of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Organization for Medical Physics, includes a variety of basic and advanced courses, as well as practical and clinical training from experts in these fields. At the end of each course, there will be an examination. In addition, during the last month of the program, participants must work on a dissertation that will be submitted and defended. Only those applicants who successfully complete all examinations, clinical training, and other prerequisites as determined by the Master’s Committee will be given a master’s degree by Trieste University. Participants will also be expected to participate in ongoing ICTP activities in their respective fields.


About the Scholarship:

Trieste University is a medium-sized university in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. The university includes 12 faculties, offers a diverse and nearly comprehensive variety of university courses, and has over 23,000 students and 1,000 professors. It was established in 1924.

The University of Trieste’s historical international vocation is reflected in its intense and high-level activity: Trieste is home to a number of research facilities with which the University has collaboration agreements. The International School for Advanced Studies, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, the National Institute of Oceanography, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste Facility, the Trieste sections of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), and many others are among the institutions that make up the “sistema Trieste” (Trieste System). The University of Trieste’s main goal is to train the next generation of leaders and professionals for a world of work where the required level of knowledge and preparedness changes on a daily basis. Adaptability to change and lifelong learning are two of the most important principles we emphasize. The University has ranked first among Italian universities for many years, and it is one of the few Italian institutions to appear in foreign rankings. UniTS recently achieved the highest MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) rating of’very positive,’ putting the university in Band A. We make significant investments in programs that provide students with worldwide chances through partnerships with other European and international universities that can provide high-quality education and opportunities for personal growth.


The University of Trieste distinguishes itself from other top institutions by offering a wide range of first and second level degrees, as well as PhD and specialisation courses, as well as an excellent staff-to-student ratio that ensures students can actively participate in their learning by providing internships, laboratories, libraries, and study facilities. The University of Trieste is committed to knowledge discovery, development, transfer, and application in a variety of academic and professional sectors. The University’s mission is to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, as well as opportunities for students to develop new talents via research and creativity. Through an exceptional educational system, the University of Trieste aspires to be an active actor on the European stage, contributing to a society that is more educated, innovative, cohesive, and sustainable. Our academic activities must be geared at transferring a significant contribution of knowledge endowments in order to equip future generations with the necessary abilities for broad perspectives and true innovation through a cultural process of knowledge integration. We want the University of Trieste to be ranked among the greatest Italian and European universities, strengthening the links between scientific research, education, and information transfer. Chemical and pharmaceutical sciences; economic, business, mathematical, and statistical sciences; engineering and architecture; humanities; legal, language, interpreting, and translation studies; life sciences; mathematics and geosciences; medicine, surgery, and health sciences; physics; and political and social sciences are among the university’s ten academic divisions. Italian is the principal language of education.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):   International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

Scholarship Country: Italy

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Study Level:  Masters

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer: 

  • Candidates who meet the qualifications may attend the course at their own expense.
  • Thanks to the support of the IAEA and the ICTP, a limited number of full or partial scholarships will be offered to qualified candidates from poor countries. Travel, registration costs, and a monthly stipend of 900 euros in the first year and 1000 euros in the second year are all included in full support (or a reduced amount if accommodation is provided).
  • Partial assistance can take the form of:
  • Partial support: travel, registration fees, and a 450 euro monthly stipend in the first year and 500 euro in the second year, or merely travel and registration expenses.


Eligibility for Scholarship

  • Applicants must have a degree comparable to an MSc in physics or similar subjects as a minimum requirement. Candidates will be chosen based on their academic achievements, research activities, and professional experience in the subject. It is necessary to have a good command of the English language.
  • The Master’s Programme is open to young (usually under 30 years old) qualified graduates from United Nations, UNESCO, and IAEA member countries. Candidates with degrees earned outside of Italy must get a “Dichiarazione di valore” from the Italian Embassy in their home country, certifying that their curriculum studiorum is equivalent to the Italian “Laurea specialistica.” A 12-year primary and secondary school curriculum, as well as a university degree equal to the Italian “Laurea specialistica,” should be included in the studiorum curriculum.
  • An academic title that allows her/him to enroll in a PhD program in her/his own country.



The ICTP/University of Trieste 2022 Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP) is open to all international students


Application Procedure

  • Are you both interested and qualified? To apply, go to e-portal.ictp.it and type in International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).
  • Those interested in applying for the Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics must fill out an online application.
  • A CV, a transcription of the university degree, and a letter of recommendation from senior scientists familiar with the candidate must be submitted. Scientists offering suggestions should state whether or not they have any ICTP contacts.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for ICTP/University of Trieste 2022 Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP) is March 31, 2022


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