ICTP Master of Advanced studies in Medical Physics (MMP) in Italy

Scholarship in Health
  • Italy, Italy
  • Apply Before : April 15, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13058
  • Degree Master
  • No. of Opportunity 30
  • Fields of study Medical Physics
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedPartially FundedSelf Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Are you a young graduate of physics or related fields looking to advance your career in medical physics in a European country?  Unlock your potential with the Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics (MMP) programme, offered by a prestigious collaboration between the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)  and the University of Trieste.

This two-year intensive program, tailored for graduates in physics or related fields, especially from developing countries, offers theoretical and clinical training to prepare you as a clinical medical physicist in your home country.

In the first year, you will dive into a comprehensive curriculum of basic and advanced courses taught in English by experts from ICTP, the University of Trieste, the IAEA, and other renowned institutions. In the second year, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience through professional clinical training in leading Italian hospitals within ICTP  network.

Co-sponsored by IAEA and supported by esteemed organizations such as IOMP and EFOMP, this accredited programme ensures a solid foundation for your career in medical physics. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a meaningful impact in healthcare – apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding future!



Collaborating organizations:
– International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Deadline: 15 April 2024                                                                      program date: 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2026

Supported by: International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and Trieste University

Co-sponsored: IAEA, IOMP, EFOMP, Trieste hospital

Number of students: 30                                                                       Location: Italy

Level of study: Master degree                                                              Duration: two years

Instruction language: English                                                            Fields of study: Medical Physics
Field of study and research: Medical physics


Benefits of the scholarship:


  • ICTP provides partial/full scholarships for the limited number of students:
  • Fully Scholarships:
    • cover traveling costs,
    • course fees,
    • Monthly stipend
  • The partial scholarship will cover the following:
    • Traveling costs, enrolment fees (half support), a monthly stipend or only traveling and registration costs.
  • based on details of requests of those who are from developing countries are /not awarded the full or partial scholarship.
  • Applicants can study there at their own cost.

Program contents:

  • First-year programme:  academic courses and exercisesAnatomy and Physiology as applied to Medical Physics Radiobiology Radiation Physics Radiation Dosimetry Physics of Nuclear Medicine Medical Physics Imaging fundamentals Physics of diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (X rays, US, MRI, Hybrid systems) Physics of Radiation Oncology Radiation Protection Information Technology in Medical Physics (330 hours of lessons and 230 hours of guided exercises)
  • Second-year programme: supervised Clinical Training
    Clinical training in radiotherapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection (1200 hours) Thesis work (125 hours)

The suggestion is to pursue an additional 1-2 years of clinical training after completing the Master’s program in order to achieve the skills required to become a Clinically Qualified Medical Physicist (CQMP). Alternatively, the path to become a CQMP may vary depending on the regulations set by the authorities in the country. The process of being certified or registered as a CQMP must comply with the state registration guidelines. IAEA and IOMP recommend that the competencies attained by CQMPs should be maintained through a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program. The program received re-accreditation from the International Organization on Medical Physics (IOMP) in August 2023.

Read the details of program here

List of Hospitals that you will work in one of them in second year of the study:

– Az. Ospedaliero Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti – Ancona        –

– IRCCS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico         – Aviano        –

– Az. Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII            – Bergamo       –

– Ospedale S. Orsola                             – Bologna       –

– Spedali Civili                                 – Brescia       –

– Az. Ospedaliero Universitaria “Arcisp. Sant’Anna” – Ferrara    –

– Az. USL Toscana Centro                         – Firenze       –

– Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda                   – Milano        –

– IRCCS Istituto nazionale tumori                – Milano        –

– Az.Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena         – Modena        –

– Az. Ospedaliera S. Gerardo                     – Monza         –

– Az. Ospedaliero Universitaria Osp. Maggiore della Carità – Novara –

– Istituto Oncologico Veneto                     – Padova        –

– Ospedale S. Matteo                             – Pavia         –

– Az. Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana           – Pisa          –

– IRCCS Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova               – Reggio Emilia –

– Ist. Nazionale Tumori Regina Elena             – Roma          –

– Az. Ospedaliero Universitaria                  – Siena         –

– Ospedale Mauriziano                            – Torino        –

– A.O.U. Citta della Salute e della Scienza      – Torino        –

– Ospedale S. Chiara                             – Trento        –

– Az. Ospedlaiero Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti – Trieste       –

– ASST dei Sette Laghi                           – Varese        –

– Az. Ospedaliero Universitaria Integrata        – Verona        –

– ULSS 6 Vicenza, Ospedale San Bortolo           – Vicenza       –


  • Have a minimum qualification of holding degree equivalent to an MSC in physics or related fields.
  • Not be over 30 years.
  • Must be a nation of UN, UNESCO or IAEA member countries.
  • Must be from developing countries.
  • Be Proficient in English

Study Requirements: 

As part of the Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics program, students are required to pass course exams, complete clinical training, and work on a dissertation. The dissertation must be submitted and defended during the final month of the program. Successful completion of all exams, training, project defense, and other requirements set by the Master’s Committee are necessary to receive the master’s degree from the University of Trieste. Students are also expected to participate in the ICTP’s ongoing activities related to their fields of study.

Required documents:

  • Update Curriculum vitae.
  • University transcript.
  • Recommendation letters from senior scientists who know you very well. Scientists making recommendations should indicate if they have any contacts at the ICTP
  • Online application form.
  • English Proficiency


  • Dichiarazione di Valore form (Applicants can receive the form from the Italian embassy of their home country.)
  • Curriculum Vitae (must be equivalent to the Italian Laurea Specialistica. And must be included the 12 years of school, university degree).

How to apply:

Interested applicants can fill out the online application form

Applicants interested in applying for the Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics at ICTP Italy must complete the online application form.

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Selection criteria:
Academic achievements, research activity, and professional experience in related fields can make you a successful candidate.

Please read the ICTP website for more details

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