Stefan Hollands

Jörg Lehnert

Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig



How to Apply

The IMPRS offers positions (so-called Doktorandenförderverträge) to students who will work on a PhD thesis under the supervision of its scientific members. The appointment will be for three years and payment is based on the Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD) corresponding to 65 percent of Pay Group 13.

The Max Planck society strives for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and we explicitly encourage applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to our institute. The Max Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Closing dates for applications for these positions are May 1st and December 1st each year. Submissions of applications proceed through an electronic form. This form will be hosted by Opencampus.net, a German company, so while clicking to the links you will be directed to their server:
1. Start your application - registration
2. Continue your application, check status

Applicants have to indicate one or more possible Phd advisors among the scientific members and submit the following documents:

  • CV,
  • transcript of examination results,
  • a copy of the master thesis (if applicable) and
  • names and contact data of two or more academic teachers willing to write a letter of recommendation.

Applicants are asked to check that the recommendation letters have been uploaded by their referees also through the electronic form provided above before the corresponding closing date. For students who did not write a master thesis there are qualifying grants available as an entrance level to the research school. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated approximately six weeks after the closing dates.


MPI MiS will be as flexible as possible in assisting Ukrainian mathematicians with our programs, in particular with regard to application deadlines or the need for reference letters. Ukrainian mathematicians applying for one of our programs using the application form are strongly encouraged to also contact us via email.

06.09.2023, 15:01