Emergency Info

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

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

Need help in a difficult situation? Contact the MPG service anonymously (just tell you are IMPRS student).

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

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

IMPRS news

A job talk by former IMPRS student Adriana Pohl at March 30, 2023, see the abstract.

Check for the new Industrial Track programm of Max Planck Society, supporting scientific talents who want to continue career outside academia.

Our new IMPRS assistant Nina Zhao has arrived (Oct 22).

IMPRS-HD mentorship program launched, Apr 27, 2022

IMPRS/SKIES workshop on Entrepreneurship, Jan 11-13, 2022

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 topic within IMPRS-HD cover a wide range of topics in astronomy and astrophysics.

    IMPRS-HD is open for students from all countries. Several fellowships are offered per year via IMPRS-HD. We invite highly-qualified students who aim for a doctoral degree in the area of astronomy or astrophysics/cosmic physics to apply.

    The IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the HGSFP (Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics).
    IMPRS-HD and HGSFP are part of the Graduate Academy of Heidelberg University, supporting PhD students in various university-related aspects.

    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 2024) applications is    November 9, 2023.

    Interviews will be held Feb. 5-9, 2024. Some early and late interviews are possible.

    Interested?     > > >     Check our application webpage

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