Max Planck School Matter to Life

Max Planck School Matter to Life

The 5-year combined Master's & PhD program at the Max Planck School Matter to Life (MPS MtL) will offer highly talented and motivated students a superior training in the fundamentals, methods and approaches in the rapidly developing field of Matter to Life. "What, exactly, is life?", and "Can life-like processes, functions and objects be quantitatively simulated, predicted and created in the laboratory?" are the overarching questions addressed in the curriculum and research training.

What does the MPS MtL offer?

  • Excellent research opportunities
  • All courses taught in English
  • Cutting-edge technology and research support
  • Generous financial & medical insurance support


5-year combined Master & PhD program

The program of the MPS MtL is structured in two phases: 
Students will begin their first two years of study at one of our three partner Universities based on their specialization of choice: Complex Systems and Biological Physics (University of Göttingen), Molecular Systems Chemistry and Engineering (Heidelberg University), or Bioengineering (Technical University of Munich).  In the second phase, called PhD phase, candidates conduct their research at any of the MPS MtL Fellows labs. 

Learn more about our program here. 

<h1>Your application at Matter to Life</h1>

Your application at Matter to Life

Current Bachelor's students with backgrounds in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Sciences, Molecular Systems Engineering, Physics, Molecular Cell Biology, Bioengineering, or a related subject are encouraged to apply to the Max Planck School Matter to Life.
For more info check our application page! 

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Organization of the MPS MtL

The MPS MtL is a joint initiative between German Universities and German Research Organizations including the University of GöttingenHeidelberg UniversityTechnical University of MunichDWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and different Max Planck Institutes. Faculty and researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds, but with overlapping research interests will mentor and teach the students which may then choose from almost 50 of Germany’s most renowned and successful research laboratories to pursue their research in the emerging scientific area of Matter to Life.


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