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Postgraduate Diploma Deadline

Applications for 2012-2013 programme due 31 December

22/12/2011 - Trieste, Italy

ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme is gearing up for its 22nd year, and students still have time to apply for the 2012-2013 academic year, which starts next August.

The application deadline is 31 December 2011.

The ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme is a gateway for young people who might otherwise not have a chance to reach international-level standards in physics and mathematics. Its goal is to train students from developing countries so they can compete favourably for graduate studies in any centre of learning in the world.

The Programme consists of a rigorous, one-year, pre-doctoral course of study, with a small part devoted to independent projects. Areas of instruction include high-energy physics, condensed matter physics, mathematics, and Earth system physics. After completing the Programme, most students go on to PhD work in Europe or North America, with many returning to their native countries on completion of their studies. Others return to jobs as college teachers, or register for PhD programmes in their home countries.

For more details, visit the Postgraduate Diploma website.