Max Planck School of Photonics – Application Portal open NOW

The Max Planck School of Photonics is Germany‘s outstanding graduate program offered by seven of the best German universities and research organisations dedicated to photonics. Our application phase has started and our portal is open now. Apply NOW by December 15, 2019!

The MPSP is an interdisciplinary, nationwide graduate school offering a unique, two-phase PhD program to excellent students from all over the world. It prides itself on a wide-ranging network including highly renowned research institutes and significant establishments within the photonics industry. Students thus initially benefit from foundational education at one of the supporting universities in Jena, Karlsruhe, or Erlangen, and subsequently pursue their PhD research under the supervision and mentorship of one of the highly-qualified Max Planck Fellows.

Students are furthermore offered various networking and training opportunities, exposing them to exciting career prospects within academia and beyond from the start. Thanks to the financial support provided throughout the five-year program, students are able to take full advantage of the Max Planck School’s endeavour to equip talented researchers for their future careers and position them accordingly.

Our application phase has started and our portal is open now!

The deadline is December 15, 2019. Please apply via our online portal and select the Max Planck School of Photonics after creating your account.

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Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

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Phone: +49 (0)9131 7133 800


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