The application portal is now open. Follow the link to apply.
We seek students who want to earn a P.h.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. Finalists (applicants who are being considered for acceptance) will be invited to the IMPRS-IS interviews, which will take place in Germany (Tübingen and Stuttgart) towards the end of January 2021, the exact dates will be announced as soon as available.
The International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems is a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program offered by the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent for Intelligent Systems, the University of Stuttgart, and the University of Tübingen.
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Intelligent Systems (IS) started in fall 2017. This doctoral program will enroll outstanding Ph.D. students over the next six years