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MPS PhD Positions for International Students at University of Göttingen in Germany, 2018

The Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science 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 PhD program.

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen is a PhD program at the interface of geo- and astrophysics.

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Brief Description

  • Course Level: Positions are available to pursue a PhD programme.
  • Study Subject:  Positions are awarded in Solar System Science. Research at the MPS covers three main areas:
  • Award: Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as postdoc wrap-up funding.
  • Number of Awards: About 45 students are enrolled at any given time.
  • The award can be taken in Germany

Eligibility:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :

  • 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 PhD 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.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents through the online application portal between 1 October and 15 November 2017:
  • An application form to be filled online, including two short texts describing the applicant’s scientific interests and their motivation to apply for PhD projects in the Solar System School, along with the applicant’s choice of up to three PhD projects;
  • A curriculum vitae in pdf format;
  • Degree certificates and full transcripts of all academic records: i.e. scanned copies of B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree certificates (or equivalent), and lists of all courses with credits and grades issued by the respective school or university, with English or German translations;
  • Contact details for two or more referees who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. The referees will be contacted by the School and will be asked to submit their letters through the online portal no later than November 20, 2017
  • Entrance Requirements: 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.
  • English Language Requirements: Candidates whose native language is not English or German are required to provide a certificate documenting proficiency in English.

Application Deadline: Closed

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