Applications are welcome at any time
You are eligible for our IMPRS if you can answer all questions below with a clear “yes”:
You are strongly advised to carefully evaluate yourself before preparing an application for our PhD program.
Candidates previously affiliated with an IMPRS group may join this group for PhD thesis work if the previous affiliation did not exceed 12 months. Internal candidates must demonstrate outstanding performance and the highest potential in order to be invited for interviews. To avoid any favoritism or bias, group leaders associated with an internal candidate will not be involved in judging the candidate’s qualification for admission.
* In Germany, a PhD is normally started after completing a Master’s. In exceptional cases, however, we may also consider candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree, given that independent research and a written thesis was part of the curriculum and the academic records are truly outstanding. However, please note that the likelihood of successful application with only a BSc is low. Even if the application is successful, there are highly likely to be additional requirement as compared to your colleagues with an MSc. (i.e. taking a course) because of German regulations.
*Pilot phase. Please follow our Partner Program, the DIGS-BB www.digs-bb.de/join for additional opportunities.