Application Deadlines

The first round of the application period for admission to the Berlin Mathematical School PhD Program in 2017 ended on 1 December 2016.

The second round will begin on 1 February 2017 and applications will be accepted until 1 April 2017. Please note that there will be only a limited number of scholarships available for second round applicants.

Late application deadline (limited number of scholarships available): 1 April 2017. 
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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.)

For more information about our requirements, please read our FAQs.

A detailed description of all documents required to apply can be found in our BMS PhD Application Guidelines.

The BMS TOEFL code is 2593 and we also accept IELTS.


Academic Year

The academic year is made up of a winter semester and a summer semester. The winter semester 2016/17 starts in October 2016 and lectures run until February 2017. The summer semester 2017 starts in April 2017 and lectures run 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.