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Application and Admission

The school offers funding to talented students from all over the world. Admission will be granted on a competitive basis. 


  • Master of Science degree (or equivalent), average grade B+ or better,
  • Master thesis (or publications in international, refereed journals),
  • Proof of proficiency in English (if mother tongue is not English or German),
  • Sound knowledge of Quantum Mechanics (evidenced by course certificates, mark sheets etc.).

PhD students who obtain funding by the IMPRS-QD in Physics are envisaged to become also members of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics (HGSFP)

The 2022 spring application round is currently open.

Please apply by following the online procedure here.

The submission deadline for complete applications including reference letters is 15 May 2022.

In general, short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews with their potential supervisors and an oral presentation of their Master projects.