Graduate Scholarship Program in Physics at The Duke University in the US

Deadline : 10 Dec 2019

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Study level: Undergraduate

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Graduate Scholarship Program in Physics at The Duke University in the US

The Duke graduate program (Master - PhD) in physics equips promising students from all over the world with the skills and experience to perform cutting-edge scientific research in physics. The admissions process is very competitive. About 50 students from over 250 applicants from all over the world are admitted each year. The students go on to become the next generation of leading teachers, scholars, researchers and professionals. Faculty, students, and staff within the department maintain a professional environment with a welcoming culture and a truly international climate so that all students can fully develop their talents.


  • 6 core courses
  • Tailored to student's goals and needs
  • Modern graduate courses
  • Two elective courses
  • Optional mini-courses
  • No qualifying exams

Research Programs:

  • Students research can start early
  • Students usually have until the end of the fourth semester to decide on research groups
  • Collaborations with other departments are possible
  • Advisors could be outside the department (if doing Physics)

Students and Places:

  • 90 graduate students and 45 faculty
  • Excellent interaction between faculty members and graduate students
  • In Durham, North Carolina, in the South-East USA

Eligibility Criteria:

Admission to the Graduate Studies in Physics program at Duke University is based on a number of factors. These include: 

  1. Recommendation letters 
  2. Personal statement
  3. Course grades (especially those in physics courses), 
  4. Quality of applicant's undergraduate education,
  5. GRE scores (general and subject), 
  6. TOEFL scores (if applicable), 
  7. Research publications, 
  8. Research experience, and areas of research interest.


  • The normal assistantships come with a stipend of $31,800 per year
  • The Cost of Living is less than most other good institutions
  • The tuition and most fees are paid by the assistantships
  • Usually, the health insurance premium is paid by the Graduate School

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