Gran Sasso Science Institute
Gran Sasso Science Institute
L’Aquila (AQ), Italy

Gran Sasso Science Institute


The GSSI is an international PhD school and a center for advanced studies in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences, located in L’Aquila (Italy).

It was founded in 2012 as Center for Advanced Studies of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and then established in March 2016 as a School of Advanced Studies providing post-graduate education. The GSSI aims to create a new center of scientific excellence in L’Aquila fostering the skills and highly specialized structures already present in the area, such as the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN and the University of L'Aquila, facilitating the attraction of high-level resources in the fields of natural and social sciences. Its purpose is to form high level human capital, integrating education and research in a lively interdisciplinary environment.

What we offer to our students

We want our students get the best possible experience during their time at the Gran Sasso Science Institute. That's why we decided to provide them free housing plus the standard three years PhD grant.

Meals expenses will be partly covered with luncheon vouchers and other recreational and cultural services will be offered.

So, whatever you want from your graduate experience, we offer the perfect environment in which you can learn, develop your skills and have a great time.