We recruit new PhD students once a year. To apply, please register online and submit your documents in time (see Application Process for detailed information). Candidates will be notified with either an invitation to the Admission Colloquium or a rejection about one month after the online application closes. During the two-day Admission Colloquium, circa 20 applicants will hold presentations on their Master research and will be interviewed. Furthermore, candidates will have the chance to explore the MPI of Biophysics and the University Campus and meet the faculty.
Notifications about final decisions will be sent out shortly after the Admission Colloquium.
The program starts on October 1, 2021 for the newly accepted PhD students.
Please make sure that you are eligible to apply before you register for the application process.
Register for our online application.
Fill in the application form and submit the required documents (see below).
- Choose your top four preferred research groups. You find a list of recruiting group leaders here.
Name 2 reviewers. Your reviewers will be notified once you submit your application form.
Submit your application by May 15, 2021.
Please note: You can save your application in our online portal and return later to complete it. But once you submit it, it can no longer be changed.
Who is eligible?
We are looking for excellent young scientists who are eager to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of Biophysics. If you are highly motivated, have exceptional scientific training and research experience and like to work in a team, we are looking forward to receive your application.
Master of Science:
A Master of Science obtained at a German or foreign university with excellent marks is the common way to enter the IMPRS.
Bachelor of Science:
In Germany, it is not common practice to enroll as a PhD student with a Bachelor degree. Students holding a BSc may be considered in exceptional cases if they provide excellent academic records and transcripts that prove equivalent training. An assessment of these records will take place on a case-to-case basis and candidates may have to complete additional MSc courses to be accepted at the IMPRS.
We welcome applications from candidates with a degree in a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to:
Biochemistry Microbiology Chemistry
Biophysics Computer sciences
Molecular biology Mathematics
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.