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In our event series “Primers for PreDocs – Strategies for a successful doctorate” several speakers talk about strategies for a successful doctorate in short lectures. On July 17,
2019 we will continue our series and would like to invite you to our lecture on “Teaching at University”, from 11-12 am.

Graduate Academy: The new seminar programme for the summer semester 2019 is online!

For detailed information on all courses and the opportunity to register please check the website.

Former IMPRS student Paola Pinilla receives Sofja Kovalevskaja Award and comes back to MPIA

Graduate Academy Seminar Program: The seminar programme of the Graduate Academy supports doctoral candidates in developing their skills. More information can be found here.

Former IMPRS student Eduardo Banados receives the Otto-Hahn medal (Sept.16, 2016).

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


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 2020) applications is    November 11, 2019.

    Interviews will held during Feb 6-12, 2020

    Interested? -> Check our application webpage

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