We are excited that you are interested in applying to the Berlin Mathematical School!
Here and on the subsequent pages, you will find all the relevant information you'll need for applying for the BMS PhD program!
If you already have a PhD, you can have a look at our call for applications for our Dirichlet Postdoc Fellowships. The deadline is 1 December.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Application Period and Deadlines
The BMS application period consists of two application rounds.
For admission to our program in 2023, applications will be accepted via our online portal from 15 September to 1 December 2023 (first round) and from 1 March to 1 April 2024 (second round).
The first round application deadline of 1 December 2023 is for
- Phase I applicants requiring admission with scholarship
- Phase II applicants who want to start in April, May, June or July 2024.
The second round application deadline of 1 April 2024 is for
- Phase I applicants requiring admission only
- Phase II applicants who want to start in August, September or October 2024.
Access to the application portal will end on 1 December and 1 April at 23:59, Berlin, UTC +2 hours, Time Zone Converter
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.
The BMS has been a part of the excellence cluster MATH+ since 2019. MATH+ will fund new projects starting in 2024 and might offer PhD positions within these projects. If you are interested in one of the positions, you can apply for them via our online application form (Phase II). Currently, there are no projects with open positions. Further details can be found in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.
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.
TOEFL, IELTS & CAE
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.