Program - Max Planck School Matter to Life
The Max Planck School Matter to Life brings together internationally renowned scientists from different locations across Germany under one scientific topic. The school offers all students a research-based curriculum with individual mentoring and diverse lab rotations in an interdisciplinary community.
Students with a Bachelor of Science will start at the Max Planck School Matter to Life with a Welcome Course, followed by University courses and lab rotations in order to complete a Master’s degree. Annual summer schools consisting of interdisciplinary courses and research presentations will also be organized. After successfully completing a Master’s thesis, students will be able to continue their laboratory work during their PhD phase at any of the Matter to Life locations, formulating impactful scientific questions and proposing novel research projects with their advisor.
Students have the option to perform their Master's phase studies (the first two years of the five year program) at one of the following three Universities, distinguished by degree focus:
- Heidelberg University: Molecular Systems Chemistry and Engineering
- Göttingen University: Complex Systems and Biological Physics
- Technical University of Munich: Bioengineering - more details coming soon
Please click on the links above for each University to learn more.
Applicants with a Master’s degree wishing to start in the 2019 school year have the opportunity to apply to the 3-year PhD program by December 1, 2018 (for early admission) or by March 31, 2019 (for regular admission). Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree wishing to start in the 2019 school year will be able to apply for the 5-year PhD direct track program from February 15, 2019 until May 1, 2019.