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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 at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU/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

We are offering about 25 PhD positions for research topics in various fields of astrophysics with in the IMPRS program. The deadline to apply for IMPRS PhD positions is November 1 every year for the program starting in September of the following year.

Please apply now, for the program starting in September 2024. Application deadline is November 1, 2023. Deadline for the recommendation letters is November 1, 2023 too.

  • More info how to apply can be found here: Application & Admission
  • For more details about research subjects please check here: Available PhD Topics

  • In case of further questions please contact us.