About the Program
By working together, we can create a highly attractive overall package of PhD level research on materials chemistry and physics including access to world-leading facilities, a large range of graduate level courses across both disciplines, and specially designed skills training (both academic and non-academic).The goal of the International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials program of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids is to recruit PhD students from all over the world, and offer them an internationally leading PhD programme. In short, we want to create a cohort of lively, enthusiastic PhD students who relish international opportunities and the chance to work at the cutting edge of our field.
We offer a large variety of research projects in the fields of solid-state chemistry and condensed-matter physics. A full list of projects is available at https://imprs-cpqm.mpg.de/3025/PhD-Research_Projects.
Our research activities are complemented by a extensive selection of graduate-level courses in the relevant fields. We also offer non-academic training, e.g. skills courses or career workshops.
- 42 months
Start dates & application deadlines
If you like us to consider your application in the current recruitment cycle, please submit no later than 30 Nov 2021. Later applications are also welcome.
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Physics Chemistry View 4 other PhDs in Materials Science & Engineering in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- A cover letter describing your motivation for applying to IMPRS-CPQM and a statement discussing the projects you are most interested in (if you have priorities regarding the selected projects, please discuss them in the cover letter),
- A CV with complete description of your academic career,
- A transcript of courses taken and grades obtained,
If you would like to submit further documents in support of your applications, you can do so via our online form as well.
- Under certain conditions, we can also accept students with an excellent Bachelor's degree into our program.
Tuition fees at the University of St Andrews are covered by IMPRS-CPQM. The semester fee at TU Dresden includes, for example, free access to public transport.
Living costs for Dresden
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.