About International Max Planck Research School and Scholarship:
The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) is a German institute dedicated to postgraduate education and research in the life sciences. It is one of over 60 International Max Planck Research Schools in Germany and is based in Munich.
The International Max Planck Research School offers fully funded Ph.D. scholarships for international students. The scholarships cover health insurance, pension contributions, and other social benefits, with a monthly take-home compensation of at least 1,700 euros after taxes and deductions.
- Scholarship Sponsor: International Max Planck Research School, Germany
- Scholarship Value: Fully funded
- Number of Awards: Not specified
- Study Level: Doctoral (Ph.D.)
- Host Institution(s): International Max Planck Research School, Germany
- Courses Offered: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering
The International Max Planck Research School Scholarship offers the following benefits:
- Ph.D. students receive a 65% TvöD E13 employment contract (German tariff for employees in public service), providing financial support for the full four-year duration of their Ph.D. studies.
- The scholarship covers health insurance, pension contributions, and other social benefits.
- After taxes and deductions, Ph.D. students receive a monthly take-home compensation of at least 1,700 Euros.
- Additional lump sum payments may be provided for international travel expenses related to conferences and research.
Eligibility Criteria for International Max Planck Research School Scholarship:
Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the International Max Planck Research School Scholarship:
- Proficiency in English is required, along with German language skills at B2 level or higher.
- Applicants from all countries worldwide are eligible.
- Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in fields such as life sciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, applied mathematics, or engineering before beginning their Ph.D. thesis.
- Candidates with exceptional BSc degrees may also apply.
- Applications should demonstrate high proficiency in spoken and written English.
Application Process for International Max Planck Research School Scholarship:
To apply for the International Max Planck Research School Scholarship, follow these steps:
- Explore the school’s research and available positions on their research page and featured open positions.
- Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and are enthusiastic about working on research with the school.
- Request two references to support your application.
- Complete the application form.
- Submit your application along with the recommendations from your references.
- After submission, your application will undergo an initial evaluation, which may take 8 to 12 weeks.
- Successful applicants will be invited for an interview with the IMPRS Head and members of the Admission Committee for a broad eligibility assessment based on your scientific training.
- If the interview goes well, you can apply to be a predoctoral researcher at the university.
- You’ll conduct one-on-one interviews with group leaders to select the best project for your skill set.
- Depending on the project and your preferences, the start time is adjustable.
Applications for the International Max Planck Research School Scholarship are accepted at any time.