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The Max Planck School of Cognition invites applications from exceedingly bright students with strong academic experience in areas related to cognition such as artificial intelligence, (cognitive) neuroscience, genetics, linguistics, mathematics, neurobiology, neurology, philosophy, psychiatry, and psychology.

Next call for applications in Autumn 2019

Next call for applications in Autumn 2019

The next call for applications will be open in September 2019 for the adacemic year 2020/21. The program will then start in September 2020. Information on how to apply will be published on this website.

Your application documents will have to be submitted through our online application portal (link will be available in Autumn 2019). Please prepare the submission of the following documents:

  • Certificates or proof of current enrollment (B.S. and / or M.S.) (see FAQs 1.3-1.5)
  • Official transcripts with explicit marks, and if available course descriptions detailing the content of the courses you have mastered (see FAQs 3.3-3.4)
  • Your school leaving certificate with marks (see FAQ 1.3)
  • Copy of your passport / identity card
  • Academic curriculum vitae (see FAQ 3.1)
  • Personal statement (see FAQ 2.2)
  • Graduate record examinations (GRE) general test is highly recommended (see FAQs 1.7-1.10)
  • Names of three potential supervisors from the Max Planck School of Cognition (see FAQ 3.7)
  • Contact of two referees for recommendation (see FAQs 3.5-3.6)
  • Non-native English-speaking applicants must provide evidence of their English language proficiency (see FAQs 1.11-1.12)

The Max Planck Schools wish to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Schools also especially encourage persons with a disability to submit their applications.

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