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EAIFR MSc Programme Open Call

ICTP partner institute now accepting applications

EAIFR MSc Programme Open Call
EAIFR MSc Programme Open Call

09/01/2020 - Kigali

EAIFR, ICTP’s partner institute in Rwanda, has just announced an open call for applications for its Master's Degree in physics, a rigorous programme for young scientists interested in launching their careers in science. The East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR) is an international centre of education and research in physics hosted on the campus of the University of Rwanda, based on the ICTP model of support for scientists and international science. Full time researchers and a continually changing flow of visitors creates a vibrant environment for physics in Kigali.


The two-year programme welcomes applications from both Rwandan and international students with Bachelor’s degrees in in physics or mathematics. The first year focuses on core physics courses, in preparation for specializations in the second year, in Condensed Matter Physics, Geophysics, or High Energy Physics. 


Full time course work in modular courses for these two years is followed by completion of an independent thesis project at the end of the second year. Based on ICTP’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme for students from developing countries, EAIFR’s programme will welcome many instructors bringing their expertise to share with students, from EAIFR’s scientific staff, ICTP’s scientific staff, and other accomplished scientists. Networking and engaging with the many scientists visiting EAIFR will be a highlight of studying at EAIFR. 


Successful candidates will be selected based on their university record and on academic recommendations. The closing date for submitting applications 31 March, 2020, with selections made and notified by 30 June. The programme will welcome students to begin work 15 September. A limited number of scholarships are available. Further information about how to apply and what materials are required can be found here.