At any given time there are around 3,800 young people researching at Max Planck institutes in preparation for their dissertation; one in three are members of an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS). Together with their partners at universities and other research institutions, the IMPRS offer a structured graduate training programme with a defined curriculum.
What you need to know:
How do I apply?
…to a Max Planck institute:
… to an International Max Planck Research School:
Contact an IMPRS of your choice. They cover a wide range of differing scientific disciplines, and each has its own admissions procedure with varying deadlines.
In addition, the Max Planck institutes also offer jobs and grants that are available to any applicant outside of the career path outlined above. If you would like to apply for one of these doctoral positions, you will find the latest calls for applications at our Jobs Exchange. Moreover, we provide regular information about new job offers and calls for applications on our Facebook page and Twitter.