MPS PhD Positions for International Students at University of Göttingen in Germany 2018
The Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science (MPS) at the University of Göttingen is now accepting applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. The call is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year Ph.D. program.
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen is a Ph.D. programme at the interface of geo- and astrophysics. The IMPRS, or Solar System School as it is known, in short, covers all areas of Solar system science, an interdisciplinary research field that comprises space exploration and the planetary sciences as well as Solar physics, and selected topics in the areas of stellar astrophysics and extra-solar planetary systems.
Course Level: Positions are available to pursue PhD programme.
Study Subject: Positions are awarded in Solar System Science. Research at the MPS covers three main areas:
- “Sun and Heliosphere”,
- “Solar and Stellar Interiors”,
- “Planets and Comets”.
Scholarship Award: Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as postdoc wrap-up funding.
Number of Scholarships: About 45 students are enrolled at any given time. Their funding comes from several sources. The yearly call for applications primarily addresses candidates applying for an IMPRS-funded position, but anyone hired on a project position and desiring to pursue work towards a Ph.D. under the roof of the IMPRS also needs to submit an application to IMPRS. In some cases, applicants for IMPRS positions will also be redirected to open project positions suitable to pursue Ph.D. work. We admit about 10-15 Ph.D. students in total per year.
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the renowned University of Göttingen or, if they choose, another university.
- The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year Ph.D. program in an exceptional research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen Campus. Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as postdoc wrap-up funding.
- The language of the structured graduate program in English, with complimentary German language courses offered (optional). The program includes an inspiring curriculum of scientific lectures and seminars as well as advanced training workshops and provides relocation costs and travel funds to attend international conferences.
- Applicants to the Solar System School should have a keen interest in Solar system science and a record of academic excellence. They must have or must be about to obtain, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, earth sciences or a related field, including a written Master’s thesis, and must document a good command of the English language.
Nationality: The Solar System School is open to students from all countries.