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The Max Planck Schools now invite highly talented Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates from all over the world to apply to one of our competitive PhD programs in which you will become part of an exciting interdisciplinary research network. The application deadline ends on December 1st, 2018 for the Max Planck School Matter to Life and on December 15th, 2018 for the Max Planck School of Cognition and the Max Planck School of Photonics. Applications will go through a multi-stage selection process. The three Schools provide further information in their sections on this website.

The Max Planck Schools invite especially ambitious and promising Bachelor’s or Master’s graduates from all over the world to apply and become part of an exciting interdisciplinary research network. To get your PhD, you will be able to pursue topics at the forefront of fundamental and applied research and will benefit from close mentoring by internationally renowned researchers. Furthermore, excellent infrastructures at various research institutions and universities throughout Germany will be at your disposal to focus on your research interests.

Admission to a Max Planck School comes with funding up to five years. This ensures that the students and doctoral candidates of a School can devote themselves entirely to their scientific work. The calls for applications are designed to match the international application cycles of elite universities.

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