Emergency Info

Emergency information for international PhD students, provided by HD University.

Whom to contact in case of Harassment, Bullying or Discrimination?

Health dictionary, provided by the Deutsches Studentenwerk.

Need psychological support? Depressive moods, private problems, corona-tired?

Find professional support at the Psychosocial Counseling Center (PBS) of HD University.

IMPRS news

Getting Started on Your Doctorate” on October 27 – Information Session for Doctoral Candidates

Former IMPRS-HD student Alison Mitchell starts an  Emmy-Noether group in Erlangen-Nuernberg in Oct 2021.

The webpage of the state Baden Wuerttemberg, always tells the latest update about the local COVID-19 rules.

HD University has organized for financial help for PhD students if Corona-related. Further information can be found here.

Max Planck PhDnet reports (surveys on general needs, wishes, and requests). Focus 2019: Working conditions, Scientific Environment & Support Structures, Power Abuse & Mental Health.

Finr them on the PhDnet website.


Welcome to the webpages of the

International Max Planck Research School for
   Astronomy and Cosmic Physics

      at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD).

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

    Six Heidelberg astronomy-related institutes take part in IMPRS - the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), the Landessternwarte (LSW), the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).

    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 HGSFP (now Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics). A poll published 2010 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) concluded that Heidelberg is Germany's most popular university for international doctoral students.

    Dead line for next term (fall 2022) applications is    November 10, 2021.

    Interviews will be held Feb. 7-11, 2022. Some early and late interviews are possible.

    Our next call for applications (for term fall 2022) will be summer 2021 with the deadline in Nov. 2021

    Interested? -> Check our application webpage

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