Max Planck School of Photonics: Application Phase Started

The Max Planck School of Photonics is Germany‘s outstanding graduate program offered by the best German universities and research organisations dedicated to photonics. Now the application phase has started - apply until 1 December 2020.

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, 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.

The application phase has started and the application portal is open now!

The deadline is 1 December 2020 for admission in summer 2021. Please find more information about the application process and the link to the application portal on the website of the MPSP.



Edda Fischer

Head of Communication and Marketing
Phone: +49 (0)9131 7133 805


MPL Research Centers and Schools