Application to IMPRS-HD

The International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy & Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD) is a graduate school offering a doctoral degree program (Dr.rer.nat.) in astrophysics. 

We welcome applications from students of all countries. Successful candidates will be selected based on their excellence as proven by their university record and by letters of recommendation. A selection committee composed of members from all participating institutes and the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy will review the applications. It will advice potential supervisors about the candidates and their qualifications.

The final decision about acceptance of a student for a certain thesis project is made by the supervisor of that project.

Students are admitted to the IMPRS-HD graduate school once per year. The school program starts each year beginning of September. However, an earlier start of the actual PhD research work is possible, depending on the funding for the project.

Our application deadline is usually towards the end of the year, later November - early December.

Application deadline for the academinc year starting fall 2017 was November 22, 2016.
The application system is closed until the next call for applications.

Our call for applications will be in summer 2017 for 2018.

We call for applications each summer for the academic program starting the year after.
Before you apply, please read all following instructions.

  1. Who is qualified to apply? 
  2. How to apply?
  3. Online registration form for IMPRS-HD (activated again summer 2017).
  4. IMPRS evaluation of applications
  5. Fellowships
  6. Doctoral Degree requirements
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