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PhD in Astrophysics

We are the joint International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Astrophysics of

  • the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
  • the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
  • the University Observatory Munich (USM)
  • the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Together, we form one of the largest centers of astrophysical research in the world, covering every subject from planets, stars, and galaxies to cosmology. Access to the world's largest telescopes and a stimulating scientific environment provide our students with the ideal conditions for their PhD research.

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PhD Position Announcement

The deadline to apply for IMPRS fellowships is 15 November every year. The online application portal is therefore temporarily closed but will become available again end of September. In case you are interested in submitting your application during the year, please contact us for details and further instructions.