The application period for admission to the Berlin Mathematical School PhD Program in 2017 is now open.
Applications will be accepted from 15 September 2016 until 1 December 2016. Candidates who apply during this time will be considered for both admission to our program and a BMS scholarship award. The late application period will begin on 1 February 2017 and end on 1 April 2017. Candidates who apply during this time will be considered for admission, but the number of scholarship awards remaining will be very limited.
Application deadline (scholarships available): 1 December 2016.
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.
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.
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