Students from all countries are welcome.
An admission committee composed of members from the participating institutes reviews the applications, selects them based on the students excellence as proven by their university records and by letters of recommendation, and advices the potential supervisors about the candidates and their qualifications. The final decision about the acceptance of a student rests with his/her potential supervisors.
Generally, the program is announced and students are admitted to the Research School once per year. Next application deadline is 14 February 2013 for a start in September 2013 or later.
Highly-qualified and well-motivated applications are, however, considered at any time of the year.
Applicants for the graduate (PhD) program must have a masters or diploma or equivalent degree in physics, including a thesis. (Applications are encouraged even if the degree is not yet, but will soon be obtained).
Candidates whose native language is not English or German are required to provide a certificate documenting proficiency in English, for example TOEFL or IELTS or equivalent. If no language test is available, the proficiency in English can be evaluated during a personal interview.
A complete application must include the following items:
Review of application for the PhD program starting in September 2013 begins 15 February 2013.
Applications can be sent by mail or by email.
Mail address:International Max Planck Research School
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org (one attachment in PDF format preferred)
Applications will be reviewed by an admission committee that includes faculty members of the participating institutes. Candidates will be pre-selected based on their academic qualifications and recommendations.
An important part of the selection procedure is a personal interview by faculty members for which the applicants under consideration will be invited. This will give the opportunity to meet the training faculty and to visit the participating scientific institutions. The interview may be held in Katlenburg-Lindau or in one of the partner institutes. In rare cases, it may be conducted by phone. Applicants who are invited for an interview will receive financial assistance for travel and accommodation expenses. The interviews will probably be held in March and April 2013.
Final decisions about admission will be made by May 2013, and all students will be notified thereafter. Admission to the Program may be dependent on the fulfillment of certain requirements that need to be met before the begin of the new academic year (e.g. completion of a degree, completion of credit courses, participation in an English language course).
For questions according to the application and admission process please contact email@example.com