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[Met-jobs] Call for applications: IMPRS PhD Scholarships in Solar System Science

From "Schuh Dr., Sonja" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:26:57 +0000

Dear colleague,

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at
the University of Göttingen (Germany) invites applications for several PhD
scholarships. I would be grateful if you could bring the announcement below 
to the attention of potential students.

If you wish, you can also download and post the announcement as well as our
poster from

Thank you very much for your consideration,
Sonja Schuh

PhD Scholarships in Solar System Science at MPS in Göttingen, Germany

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 physical aspects of
Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute
for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of
Göttingen. Research at the MPS covers three main research areas: ”Sun
and heliosphere”, ”Stellar and Solar Interiors” and ”Planets and
Comets”. Solar System School students collaborate with leading
scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree
from the renowned University of Göttingen.

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
Research Campus. The language of the structured graduate program is
English, with complimentary German language courses offered. 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.

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.

Successful applicants receive an attractive scholarship covering
relocation support, housing and living expenses and are exempt from
tuition fees. The stipend is free of income tax and free of
contributions to social insurance. Health insurance is mandatory and
has to be paid by the stipend holder.

***  Review of applications for a starting date of September 2014
***  will begin on 15 November 2013. Applications must be
***  prepared following the instructions at

Dr. Sonja Schuh <>
IMPRS Scientific Coordinator

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