Following the last IMPRS call for applications with deadline November 22, 2016, we have received 239 applications.

Summerschool 2016 announced

The topic is 

Astrostatistics & Data mining

IMPRS seminar retreat

March 16-18, 2016, in Annweiler, Trifels

The IMPRS call for applications have received 195 applications. Deadline was November 21, 2015.

The 11th generation of IMPRS students have started their PhD studies in September 2015 with the IMPRS seminar 2015/16.

IMPRS-HD extension granted for 2017-2022: After a successful evaluation of IMPRS-HD in June 2015, a further extension was granted by the Max Planck President

25-yrs of Hubble celebration with Peter Zeidler

Hubble celebration image published in collaboration with IMPRS student Peter Zeidler

Summerschool 2015 announced

The topic is Dynamics of the ISM and Star Formation

Information about all Institutes in the framework of IMPRS HD can be found in the following pages.


Information about all Institutes in the framework of IMPRS HD can be found in the following pages. [more]


Welcome to the webpage of the

International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics
at the University of Heidelberg

IMPRS-HD has been established 2004 and started its academic activities 2005.

IMPRS-HD aims to offer outstanding research and training opportunities with excellent instrumental, observational, and theoretical research facilities. Research at IMPRS-HD covers a wide range of topics in astronomy and astrophysics.

IMPRS-HD is open for students from all countries and offers fellowships available per year for both international and national students. We invite highly-qualified students who aim for a doctoral degree in the area of astronomy or astrophysics to apply.

Since autumn 2007 IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics, HGSFP. A poll published 2010 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) concluded that Heidelberg is Germany's most popular university for international doctoral students.

Our next call for applications (for term fall 2018) will be summer 2017 with the deadline in Nov. 2017.
Dead line for next term (fall 2016) applications was    November 22, 2016.
NOTE: This is the NEW webpage of IMPRS-HD. We are still moving from the old to the new webpage. If you miss information, please check the old webpage until the move is completed. Thanks for your understanding.
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