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 2017) 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.