IMPRS-HD Online Registration


Welcome to our online registration webpage for applications!


Registration at our webpage is

Step 1 ::


of the application procedures.


This is the application webpage for the IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics in Heidelberg. If you are interested to apply also to the other IMPRS schools on astronomy in Germany, you have to apply separately to them following the instructions on their webpage.


We require all applicants to register electronically at our IMPRS-HD webpage before uploading their application material to the Max Planck online application server. The weblink is https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mhas/phd_imprs_astro_20_in.nsf/portal


For applicants who also apply at the HGSFP graduate school of Heidelberg University:

IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the HGSFP. This IMPRS-HD application form is equivalent to the application form of HGSFP.
However, the IMPRS form asks you for some additional specific astronomy/astrophysics-related input, which we think is important for the evaluation of your application. Thus, please, specify your interest in astronomcal / astrophysical research below. All astronomy/astrophysics applications at IMPRS-HD and HGSFP will be evaluated by the same IMPRS-HD evaluation committee.



Registration form


Please, carefully fill in the following online form, considering our instructions:


1) NEVER use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text which would conflict with the SQL script.


2) Do only use the standard character set (i.e. no ö, ä, ò, ø, æ, å etc).


3) Fields marked with * are mandatory to complete.


4) Respect the space limit for the text boxes


5) Finally, please confirm your input and proceed to the preview page.


6) Check your input on the preview page and submit.


7) Receive the pdf application form and continue to Step 2:: of the application procedure.




1. Personal Data / Contact Address

Surname (family name, last name) : *
First name (given name) : *
Middle name(s) :
Street : *
Postal code, City : *
Country : *
Email : *
Date of birth : *
Citizenship :
Gender : * Male Female           (for statistical use only)
 

2. Education *


Please, give a brief record of your education after leaving high school - state college, university, etc with dates, and field of study.

Also describe your employment history - if applicable, e.g. if you had worked on jobs outside science after your studies.

Do not exceed the entry box size of 10 lines of 55 characters.
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

3. University Degrees *


Specify your field of study and the kind of university degrees that are relavant for this application.

Do not exceed the size of the entry boxes of 30-50 characters.

Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.


Studies for first degree (e.g. Bachelor)


Type of first degree : * BSc B.A. MPhys
Other:
In subject area of study (field/topic)
Name of University :
City and country :
Period of study (from-to) :
Date of degree :
Grade/mark of degree :
Title of thesis
(if applicable) :
Name of thesis supervisor
(if applicable) :
Studies for second degree (e.g. Master, Laurea)
Type of second degree : * MSc M.A.
Other:
In subject area of study (field/topic)
University / college :
City and country :
Period of study (from-to) :
Date of degree
(if known) :
Grade/mark of degree
(if known) :
Title of thesis
(if applicable) :
Name of thesis supervisor
(if applicable) :
Please, add scanned copies of all degrees, together with copies of translations into English or German.
No certified translations are needed at this stage of application.

 

4. Course work *


Briefly list the core courses in physics you have taken with credits and grades/marks obtained.
Heidelberg university expects a deep and broad study of physics for PhD students in astrophysics and astronomy.

Also add relevant astronomy/astrophysics courses.

Please add information about the grading system (a link, or add a paper in the application material)

Apart from this summary information in the web form, please add your transcripts to the application material that you will upload.

Do not exceed the entry box size of 20 lines of 85 characters.
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.

Note, that this form will not recognize tables definitions or other text layout prescriptions. Do not care about the layout of this sections too much.



 

5. Research Experience *


Please carefully describe your research experience. Indicate the aims or your past research and your personal contribution. State the period of time involved. List publications if any.

Please consider to discuss your experience in topics like coding / numerical tools / data analysis / data reduction / instruments / etc. (if applicable).

This section is typically most important for the potential supervisor for his/her selection of candidates.

Do not exceed 50 lines of 85 characters.

Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

6. Scientific interests and motivation for IMPRS *


Summarize what scientific topics you find most interesting. Indicate what areas of research you would most like to work in, and also describe what kind of work you would like doing.

You may describe as well your motivation do to a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics

If there are any particular reasons for applying to the IMPRS programme in Heidelberg, please tell them briefly.

This part is not meant for telling us your motivation to do science at all, or when you were first wondering about the star at the sky ;)

Do not exceed the entry box size of 25 lines of 85 characters.
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

7. Areas of Interest for your Graduate Research *


Please, provide a priority list of up to three possible research fields for your PhD.

You may either give a more general statement, for example "numerical simulations", or "spectroscopy", or "observational project", or "instrumenttaion". That might put you on the shortlist of a number potential supervisors.

Or you can be quite specific, for example "rotation of low mass stars", or emission lines of AGN". That might put you on the shortlist of only few potential supervisors, but may show that you have specific experience.

It might be wise if you could somehow offer both options.
Being completely open may indicate a lack of interest, or a lack of preparation. By being too specific, you may fail the attention of interesting projects. All projects we offer are interesting!

Do not exceed 2 lines of 70 characters each topic.

Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.

Interest 1 :
Interest 2 :
Interest 3 :

 

8. References *


Please, list below the names, affiliation and e-mail address of two referees. A third referee is optional.

Do not apply academic titles.

Tell your referees to write the letter of recommendation for you.

Tell your referees to upload the letter to the Max Planck online application server by using your registration code.


Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.


Referee 1 : *
  Name :
  Email :
  Institute :
Referee 2 : *
  Name :
  Email :
  Institute :
Referee 3 :
  Name :
  Email :
  Institute :

 
 

9. Scholarships and honours

In the case you have hold any personal scholarships, honours, or awards that might be relevant for this application, please list them including dates and a brief desription.
Do not exceed 10 lines of 80 characters.
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

10. Test of English as a Foreign Language


Applicants are expected to have good oral and written English language skills.


We do not require any formal language test, as we will check English communication skills during the interview.


 

11. Starting Date


The formal starting date of the research school will be September 2020.

A later start is possible in exceptional cases. Are there any reasons which may prevent you from starting at that date?

Yes No
If yes, please give details

An earlier arrival is possible, depending on the funding situation of the project.

Are you interested? Yes No        If yes, when

 

12. Other information


Here you can add any other information you like to supply and which does not fit elsewhere in the form above. Do not exceed the entry box size of 15 lines of 80 characters.
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.





...to see the preview of your application data