How to apply

How to apply?

We encourage an early preparation of applications that will help to avoid late arrivals after the deadline (that cannot be accepted).

The deadline for next term (fall 2018) applications was November 20, 2017.

The application system is closed.

Interviews will be held during Feb 5-9, 2018 in Heidelberg. Skype/phone interviews may take place earlier.

Applications must have arrived by November 20, 2017 (including all material and reference letters).

Before uploading your application material to the general Max Planck online application system, you first have to register online at our IMPRS-HD application webpage by filling out the online application form (see below).

After that, by email you will receive a pdf file of your application form that you then must upload with all your other material (see procedure described below).

A complete application must include the following items:

  • A complete application form, including a list of all courses stating the credits, and grades/marks if no transcripts can be provided. You may also attached a pdf of a course list or the transcripts.
  • Copies of academic certificates including those of the MSc and/or the BSc degree etc. We also need copies of translations of the certificates. For university admission lateron  - not for the IMPRS application already - also the school leaving exam certificate is needed and all certificates in original form. Note that applicants usually do not have a MSc degree yet, so in this case the BSc and the transcripts are sufficient.
  • Copies of transcripts and translations.
  • If already available: A copy of the MSc and/or BSc thesis (with an English abstract if the thesis is not written in English), or published papers. Most applicants will not have a thesis ready at the time of the deadline.

Further, at least two letters of recommendation should be organized.

Be sure that all the information you provide to (1) the online registration and (2) the one you upload is identical. If not, the application must be considered as incomplete.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

You need to proceed your application as follows:
As of Nov. 21, the application system is closed, come back in summer 2018 for a deadline Nov. 2018.

 
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