Emergency Info

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

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

Ombudsperson for doctoral candidates at HD University (at Graduate Academy)

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

Happening May 21-24, 2024, the IMPRS- Heidelberg-Garching Astro Hackathon

IMPRS almumna Laura Olivera Nieto receives the Wilhem and Else Hereaeus Dissertation award 2023 on January 24, 2024. Congratulations from IMPRS-HD!

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.

IMPRS-HD mentorship program launched, Apr 27, 2022

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


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 applications (fall 2025) is    November 1, 2024.

    The application system is still closed.

    --> Interviews will be held Feb. 10-14, 2025

    Our next call for applications (for term fall 2025) will be July 2024.

    Interested?     > > >     Check our application webpage

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