Second cycle degree in Physics a.y. 2019/2020

Physics a.y. 2019/2020

Second Call for applications - candidates with a foreign degree - deadlines: 31st May (non-European candidates residing outside Italy) - 15th July (others)

Call for applications (Early Selection) - candidates with a foreign degree - deadline: 28th February 2019 - expired

The Master's degree in Physics offered by the University of Padova and is intended for students with a keen interest in either the theoretical or experimental aspects of frontline physics and astronomy. It is possible to specialize in the physics of the fundamental interactions, physics of matter or physics of the universe.


Level: Master

Field of study: LM-17 Physics

Degree awarded: Master's degree in Physics

Start date: September 2019

Location: Padova

Available places: European candidates: unlimited; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 10 (2 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

  Course description

The program deepens the knowledge of basic elements of modern physics (atomic and molecular physics, solid state physics, nuclear and particle physics) and of theoretical physics (analytical mechanics, quantum mechanics, mathematical and numerical methods). It is possible to strengthen the knowledge of specific fields like biophysics, nanoscience, condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics, physics of the fundamental interactions. Finally, the program provides direct experience of the laboratory techniques and computer calculation techniques and data analysis.

The graduate in Physics will know and understand the most relevant phenomena of the physical world at different scales, starting from the macroscopic world down to the atomic physics, the physics of condensed matter, nuclear and subnuclear physics. The understanding of the physical world will be based on experimental evidence and a proper use of the theoretical modelling and its mathematical instruments, including numerical techniques.

  Course structure

The Master's degree in Physics is divided in two curricula to be chosen by the student: Physics of the fundamental interactions and Physics of matter. For further information please check:

  Career opportunities

The graduate in Physics can find jobs opportunities in Italy and abroad in industries involving new technologies regardless of the final products, in service companies aiming to innovation and, more generally, in all activities requiring understanding and modelling of processes and ability in analysis and testing. These include startups and high tech industries, software and consulting companies, research centers and public administration. They can also teach physics and mathematics in schools of different levels.

  Entry requirements

Selection of candidates is based on academic record (congruence of bachelor studies and merit). The evaluation of the CV of the candidates may be integrated by a Skype interview.

  Language requirements

B2 level reading and listening


For general information on application procedures, please check How to apply.

Please read carefully the Call for Applications before applying online. Guidelines for application are available below.

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for. Guidelines are available below.

  Tuition fees

Information on 2019/20 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2018/19. Please check:

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2018/19) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.

Applicants receiving an offer of admission, either unconditional or conditional, will be asked to pay a tuition fee deposit of €185,00 within 30 days to secure their place on the programme.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information:


Programme Coordinator: Prof. Giampaolo Mistura (giampaolo.mistura(at)

Info: Raffaella Cesaro (raffaella.cesaro(at)