Call for Applications - The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics (IMPRS) PhD Programme

The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics (IMPRS) is soliciting applications for its PhD program. Located in the beautiful Munich-Garching area in southern Bavaria (Germany), the school offers a unique environment for graduate students due to the presence of four internationally renowned institutes which form the school:

* The Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
* The Observatory of the University of Munich (LMU/USM)
* The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
* The European Southern Observatory (ESO)

IMPRS offers a highly competitive PhD program, including lectures, seminars and a research project supervised by leading scientists at one of the participating institutions. Course language is English. Students have access to the world’s largest ground- and space based observatories and instrumentation operated by the participating  institutes as well as to supercomputers for advanced numerical simulations and theoretical studies.

Applications for the PhD-program are open to students from all countries. Successful applicants will get a work contract/fellowship and assistance with all administrative matters.

Application Deadline and More Information

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Closing date for applications : November 1, 2019 for the program starting in September 2020.

An extension of the deadline may be granted upon a timely and valid request.

For questions, please contact the IMPRS admission office:
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