Application Deadlines

The application period for admission to the Berlin Mathematical School PhD Program for the academic year 2016/17 ended on 1 May 2016. Applications will be accepted again from 15 September 2016 for admission in the academic year 2017/18.
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BMS PhD Application Guidelines - for all you need to know about applying to the BMS

First download our BMS PhD Application Guidelines and read them thoroughly before beginning the online application process. You will find the answers to your questions in there, or in our FAQs, or here on our website.



Students entering Phase I of the BMS are expected to have a bachelor degree, or equivalent. (Thus, in particular, Berlin mathematics students in their "Hauptstudium" can apply for membership in BMS. For students who are further advanced, part of the Phase I course requirements may be waived.)

For entering Phase II, students are expected to have a master degree, or to pass the BMS Qualifying Exams. (In particular, they thus satisfy the regular admission requirements of the Berlin universities' PhD programs.)

The BMS TOEFL code is 2593. We also accept IELTS.


Academic Year

The academic year is made up of the winter semester and the summer semester. Lectures in the winter semester 2016/17 will start in October 2016 and last until February 2017. Lectures in the summer semester 2017 will start in April 2017 and last until July 2017.


Registration and Application

In order to access the application form, you first have to register: Go to Registration. Then please submit your application via the online submission form.


If you haven't found the answer of your question in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines, the FAQs, or on our website you can email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.