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Application Period

The BMS application period consists of two application rounds.

For admission to our program in 2021, applications will be accepted via our online portal from 15 September to 1 December 2020 (first round) and from 1 March to 1 April 2021 (second round).


Application Deadlines

The first round application deadline of 1 December 2020 is for
- Phase I applicants requiring admission with scholarship
- Phase II applicants holding a master's degree by 31 March who want to start before October.

The second round application deadline of 1 April 2021 is for
- Phase I applicants requiring admission only
- Phase II applicants holding a master's degree by 30 September who want to start in October.

Access to the application portal will end at 23:59, Berlin, UTC +2 hoursTime Zone Converter


BMS PhD Application Guidelines - for all you need to know about applying to the BMS!

Disclaimer: We will update the BMS PhD Application Guidelines in September 2020 before the online application portal opens.

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



Students entering Phase I of the BMS are expected to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Students entering Phase II are expected to have a master's degree or equivalent. In addition, they must satisfy the regular admission requirements of the Berlin universities' PhD programs.

It is important that you submit your application in the correct round. Please refer to page 3 of the BMS PhD Application Guidelines for more details. For more information about our requirements, please read our FAQs. A detailed description of all documents required to apply can be found in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.



As proof of English proficiency, we accept TOEFL, IELTS and CAE. We do not require a hard copy of your test result by post, therefore we no longer list our TOEFL code on our website. Simply upload your test result to your online application form by the given deadline. Further details can be found in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.


Registration and Application

We accept applications only via the BMS online application portal. All applications will be evaluated after the application deadline.

In order to access the BMS application form, you first have to register:
Go to Registration. Then submit your application via the BMS online application portal. You may submit only one application per application period.

Please note that there is no application fee.


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.