10 December, 2019



(Paid Opportunity)


Physics PhD program at Duke University

The Duke graduate program in physics equips promising students from all over the world with the skills and experience to perform cutting-edge scientific research in physics.

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Duke University is an institutional member of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), a Department of Energy (DOE) Center of Excellence in nuclear physics research. The Center operates three DOE-funded particle accelerator facilities on the campus of Duke university: (1) the High-Intensity Gamma-ray Source at the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory, (2) the Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Physics, and (3) the tandem accelerator laboratory. These facilities have substantial inventories of particle detectors and signal-processing electronics that are used in carrying out experimental nuclear-physics research.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Physics

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Program Period

5 to 6 years depends on the each individual

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants for admission are normally expected to have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in physics, or in a related field with a strong concentration in physics by the time they are admitted to the graduate program.
  • Applicants assumed have this undergraduate courses:
    1. general physics
    2. mechanics (at the level of Marion)
    3. electromagnetism (at the level of Griffiths)
    4. optics (e.g., Hecht/Zajac)
    5. modern physics (e.g., Bernstein, Fishbane, and Gasiorowicz)
    6. quantum mechanics (at the level of Griffiths)
    7. thermodynamics (at the level of Reif)

in addition to appropriate mathematical training (i.e., linear algebra plus tools at the level of Hildebrand). It is expected that the applicant’s grade average in physics and mathematics will be at least “B”. Students lacking one or more of the important undergraduate courses will be asked to remedy this deficiency by self-study or by enrolling in the corresponding courses at Duke.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • All students serve as either a teaching assistant (TA) or a research assistant (RA).
  • The normal assistantships comes with a stipend of $31,800 per year (12 months).
  • The tuition and most fees are paid by the assistantships.
  • Usually, the health insurance premium is paid by the Graduate School.
  • The application fee is $95 (payable by Visa or Mastercard).

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How to Apply

First step: Make an account on the website through here.

Second step: Fill the application by your personal information, and upload all the required documents. Choose the program in the “program information” section. 

  • Application Requirements:
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Academic performance (official transcript)
    3. Research experience
    4. Three (or more) letters of recommendation
    5. Statement of purpose (describing research interests)
    6. General GRE scores
    7. Physics GRE score

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This Scholarship Published by:
Alaa Mohamed/ Egypt

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