We seek students who want to earn a Ph.D. while contributing to world-leading research in areas such as:
People with a strong academic background and a master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Control Theory, Neuroscience, Materials Science, Physics, or related fields should apply.
Students already enrolled to a PhD program may only apply to IMRPS-IS within the first year of their doctoral studies.
Admission will be competitive. If selected, you will receive funding via an employment contract, subject to the rules of the Max Planck Society and the two participating universities.
Our faculty and staff will carefully review the materials you submit. A selected group of applicants will be invited to personal interviews that will take place in Stuttgart and Tübingen. Interview travel costs will be paid by the IMPRS-IS, so interested students should apply regardless of their financial resources.
Yes, interested applicants are encouraged to identify their preferred research areas and supervisors when applying through the online application portal.
To apply to the IMPRS-IS, please submit the following materials online:
The reviewing process starts on November 3, 2020. All applicants will be contacted by email by January 1, 2021, with the decision about their application. Applicants who are being considered for acceptance will be invited to the IMPRS-IS interviews, which will take place from Tuesday, January 26th to Friday, January 29th, 2021. Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, interviews will be held virtually (online).