Application and Admission to our PhD programme

Application

Application for the IMPRS is possible

throughout the year.

To apply, please send an email to imprs@mpl.mpg.de containing one pdf file with the following information:

  • your preferred research area
  • motivation letter
  • CV
  • Highschool certificate or comparable certificate which qualifies you for entering university
  • University Certificates and academic records
  • short abstracts of Bachelor and Master thesis
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • proof of proficiency in English (not obligatory but strongly recommended)
  • if available: additional information

Please note: Your personal data will be stored only for application purposes. According to the German privacy law all data of unsuccessful applicants will be deleted after completion of the selection procedure.

Admission

Once the applications have been evaluated, the candidates receive an e-mail from the coordinator about the outcome. If the evaluation is positive, the next step will be an interview via Skype.

 

Afterwards the applicants have the chance to get invited to Erlangen, Germany, to meet their potential PhD advisors in person and have another interview.

Both interviews consist of a talk (about 20 minutes) and questions of the advisors (about 10-15 minutes).

 

After having successfully passed those two interviews the applicants are invited to become members of the IMPRS-PL and as soon as they are admitted to University, they are allowed to start their PhD project in the framework of the IMPRS-PL.

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