10 November 2019



(Fully Funded)


The PhD program in astronomy and planetary science 

INCT UDA offers a unique opportunity for talented students to carry out research in various fields of astronomy and planetary sciences. The PhD program is a 4 year program fully funded by UDA. The program consist of course work for the first 2 semesters, and thesis work for the following 6 semesters.

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INCT provides a stimulating, international environment where English is a common language. The INCT works on various fields from solar system astronomy to cosmology, instrumentation and space missions.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Extra-solar planets
  • Solar System
  • Planetary Geology
  • Star Formation
  • Stellar Evolution
  • Milky Way Structure
  • Stellar Clusters
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Extra-galactic astronomy
  • Theoretical Cosmology

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 years

In the first two semesters, the students will study the foundations curriculum, then later, the students can continue with their specific field.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The positions are open to candidates from any country.
  • The successful candidates must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, geology or any related topic to planetary science by the PhD starting date, which will be March 2019.
  • Positions will be available across a range of fields of research where the INCT is active, including solar system, exoplanets, planetary geology, astrobiology, star formation, Galactic structure, and theoretical cosmology.
  • Students must speak fluent English and be willing to publish in peer review journals.
  • Students will have access to the Chilean telescope time of ESO, ALMA, Gemini, LCO, CTIO, they will also have access to the Atacama high altitude laboratory (currently under construction) to perform research in astrobiology and planetary analogs.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • 650,000 CLP net per month.
  • Additional grants can be provided for tutoring and teaching duties for undergraduate courses.

How to Apply

First Step:The following documents must be sent by November 10 2019 in a single PDF file to

  • Cover letter
  • CV with current information (2 pages maximum, sample) and publication list.
  • Proof of degree (the legalized copy or original must be presented if accepted).
  • Undergraduate list of courses, including final marks.
  • In addition to the above, 2 recommendation letters must be sent directly at

.Second Step: send all the requirements in one PDF document before 10th of November 2019

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This Scholarship Published by:
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