IMPRS-HD Online Registration


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Welcome to our online registration webpage!


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 system .

IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental physics (HGSFP).

This 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 could be important for the evaluation of your application. Please, specify your interest in astronomcal / astrophysical research.

All astronomy/astrophysics applications at IMPRS-HD and HGSFP will be evaluated by the same IMPRS-HD evaluation committee.

Please, carefully fill out the following online form in English language.
NEVER use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text which would conflict with the SQL script.
Do only use the standard character set (i.e. no ö, ä, ò, ø, æ, å etc).

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

Fields marked with * are mandatory to complete.


1. Personal Data / Contact Address

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

2. Education *


Please, give a brief record of your education after leaving school (college, university, etc) with dates, and fields of study.
Also describe your employment history (if applicable, e.g. if you had started a job outside science after your studies).
Do not exceed this page (50 lines of 55 characters).
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

3. Course Work *


Please, list the courses you have taken with credits and grades/marks obtained. Include all university level or other relevant courses and the grade used by your university. If you have passed final University examinations, please, give details.
Concentrate on your physics/astrophysics education.
Information about the grading system at your university will be appreciated. Instead of filling in this page, you may refer to your transcripts or to a separate pdf file attached.

Do not exceed this page (50 lines of 55 characters).
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

4. University Degrees *


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Studies for first degree (e.g. Bachelor)


University /college :
Subject area of study :
City and country :
Dates of study (from - to) :
Name of degree :
Date of degree :
Grade/mark of degree :
Name of thesis supervisor
(if applicable) :
Studies for second degree (e.g. Master, Laurea)
University / college :
Subject area of study :
City and country :
Dates of study (from - to) :
Name of degree :
Date of degree
(expected) :
Grade/mark of degree
(if known) :
Name of thesis supervisor
(if applicable) :
Please, add copies of all degrees, together with copies of translations into English or German. No certified copied translations ar needed at this stage of application.

 

5. Scholarships And Honours

In the case you have 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 55 characters.
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

6. References *


Please, list below the names, affiliation and e-mail address of two or three referees. Remind your referees to write the letter of recommendation for you. Note that the letters should be uploaded by the referees to the Max Planck online application system under your registration code.
IMPRS will keep the letters of recommendation strictly confidential.
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 :

 

7. Test of English as a Foreign Language


Applicants are expected to have a good oral and written English language skills. We do not require any formal language test, but if you have taken the TOEFL test, the IELTS test, or similar tests, it could be helpful if you indicate your test and give your scores :


 

8. 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 like doing. If there are any particular reasons for applying to the Heidelberg IMPRS programme, please give these also.
Do not exceed this page (50 lines of 55 characters).
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

9. Research Experience *


Please give a brief description of your research experience. Indicate the aims or your past research and your personal contribution. State the period of time involved. List publications if any.
Do not exceed 18 lines of 45 characters.
Do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.



 

10. Areas of Interest for your Graduate Research *


Please, provide a priority list of up to three possible research fields for your PhD according to the research topics within IMPRS Heidelberg.
You may either give a general statement (as e.g. "I'm open", "theory" etc) which might put you on the shortlist of many potential supervisors.
Or you can be specific (as e.g. "rotation of low mass stars") which might put you on the shortlist of only few potential supervisors, but as specialist.
The best is if you can offer both options.

Do not exceed 2 lines of 70 characters each topic and do not use quote (') or double quotes characters (") in any part of the text.

Topic 1 :
Topic 2 :
Topic 3 :

 

11. Financial Support for a Fellowship *


An offer from our side for an PhD project with a certain supervisor always comes with funding for a fellowship. Thus, no funding for a project means no project ... However, in the case that you can bring your own funding, please tell us, and we may realize a project we could not fund ourselves.


Do you apply for an Fellowship? Yes No

If not, please describe below whether / how your are supported by another stipend.



 

12. Starting Date

The formal starting date of the research school will be September 2015.

Are there any reasons which may prevent you from starting at that date?

Yes No
If yes, please give details

You are welcome to arrive in Heidelberg earlier than September 2015 to start your thesis research work.

Are you interested? Yes No        If yes, when

 

13. IMPRS Outreach

How did you learn about this program?

Poster Friends / Colleagues Internet

Other



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