IMPRS: Earn your PhD in 3 years

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) of Astronomy and Astrophysics is a joint PhD program of the MPI for Radioastronomy, the University of Bonn, and the University of Cologne.

The school offers a broad spectrum of topics in observational and theoretical, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, observational and theoretical cosmology, fundamental physics with astronomical tools and instrumentation. In addition to the main expertise in radio and (sub-) mm astronomy of the MPIfR,  there are PhD topics in a broad range of contemporary astrophysics,  techniques, methods and energy bands.

Program Details:

• 3 year appointments
• Competitive salaries, no tuition fees
• A network of 60 PhD students from 26 countries
• Mentorship from world class faculty at MPIfR, the U of Bonn and the U of Cologne
• A competitive PhD program with a structured curriculum
• Thesis committees monitoring the progress of each student
• Access to world leading observing facilitities at a large range of wavelengths
• Funding for travel and research.

Countries of origin of our IMPRS students. Zoom Image
Countries of origin of our IMPRS students.
Gender balace of IMPRS doctoral candidates: 49 females vs. 51 % males. Zoom Image
Gender balace of IMPRS doctoral candidates: 49 females vs. 51 % males.

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