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Apply to our international PhD programs and be part of the Max Planck Schools !

The Max Planck Schools invite highly talented Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates from all over the world to apply to their competitive PhD programs. The next application cycle will take place in Fall 2021. Applications will go through a multi-stage selection process. Each school provides further information about the application process in their sections on this website.

As a member of the Max Planck Schools, you will be able to pursue topics at the forefront of fundamental and applied research and will benefit from close mentoring by outstanding scientists. Furthermore, excellent infrastructures at various research institutions and universities throughout Germany will be at your disposal to focus on your research interests. Engage in cutting-edge research in the fields of Cognition, Matter to Life or Photonics and study in the context of a unique network.

Admission to a Max Planck School comes with full funding for up to five years. This ensures that you can focus entirely on your scientific work. Join the Max Planck Schools and explore your PASSION FOR SCIENCE! 



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