Application Period

15 September to 1 December & 1 February to 1 April for entry to our program in October.


Application Deadlines

The application period for admission to the Berlin Mathematical School PhD Program in 2018 ended on 1 April 2018.

For admission to our program in 2019, applications will be accepted from 15 September to 1 December 2018 and from 
1 February to 1 April 2019.

Application deadline (scholarships available): 1 December 2018.
Late application deadline (limited number of scholarships available): 1 April 2019.
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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 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 degree, or equivalent. (Berlin mathematics students in their "Hauptstudium" can apply for admission to the 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 equivalent. (In addition, they must 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 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.


Academic Year

The academic year is made up of a winter semester and a summer semester. The winter semester 2018/19 starts in October 2018 and lectures run until February 2019. The summer semester 2019 starts in April 2019 and lectures run until July 2019.


Registration and Application

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


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.