Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen are offering research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year PhD programme in an exceptional research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen Research Campus. The application deadline is 15 November 2015.
Study Subject(s): Research at the MPS covers three main areas: “Sun and Heliosphere”, “Solar and Stellar Interiors” and “Planets and Comets
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing PhD programme at the University of Göttingen
Scholarship Provider: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen
Award can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: 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 or a related field, including a written Masters thesis (or a scientific publication), and must document a good command of the English language.
Open for International Students: Students from all countries can apply for this PhD Position.
Description: The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen in Germany (Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral program covering the physics of Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen. It offers several astrophysics PhD positions for a start in 2016. The language of the structured graduate program is 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 travel funds to attend international conferences.
Number of award(s): About 50 highly qualified doctoral candidates from more than 30 countries study at the Solar System School at any given time.
Duration of award(s): PhD position is available for the duration of three years.
What does it cover? Successful applicants are fully funded through an employment contract and are eligible for relocation support.
Notification: Applicants will be notified in May 2016.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 November 2015.