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In a joint initiative, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (FSU), the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF offer an international PhD programme.

Since 2016, MPL and FAU additionally offer a joint Master's (MSc) programme in physics within the framework of IMPRS-PL.

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Our 11th IMPRS Annual Meeting will take place online from October 21th to 23rd, 2020. The MPL Autumn Academy unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the circumstances.

 

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Our PhD programme at a glance

  • 3-year PhD programme
  • Apply online anytime
  • Excellent research conditions
  • Unique combination of optics, imaging, medical imaging and biophysics
  • Structured curriculum
  • International and interdisciplinary environment

Our MSc in Physics programme at a glance

  • 2-year MSc programme
  • Application periods: December 15th - January 31st // April 1st - May 1st
  • Monthly stipend
  • Excellent research conditions
  • Unique combination of optics, imaging, medical imaging and biophysics
  • Structured curriculum
  • International and interdisciplinary environment

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