How many study places are available in the BMS PhD Program?
There are usually up to 20 places available in Phase I, 10 of which come with a Phase I scholarship.
Here you may find an overview of how many Phase I applications we have received every year, what the admission rate is and other interesting statistics: Phase I Admission Statistics.
For Phase II applicants it is most important to find a supervisor within our faculty who is interested in working with the applicant and has the capacity for another PhD student. Most Phase II students are funded through a PhD project from their supervisor; very few receive a BMS Phase II scholarship. We do not have a strict number for Phase II admissions each year.
Here you may find an overview of how many Phase II applications we have received every year, what the admission rate is and other interesting statistics: Phase II Admission Statistics.
What happens after I submit my application?
The evaluation of all applications begins as soon as the submission deadline has passed. If your online application is successful, you may be invited to take part in an interview either by telephone, via web-cam, or in person at our annual BMS Days event. For more information about the evaluation procedure and admissions schedule, please refer to the relevant section in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.
How long will it take to find out if I have been accepted?
The evaluation of all applications begins directly after the submission deadline. For more information about the evaluation procedure and admissions schedule, refer to the relevant section in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.
My application was declined in the first round, can I apply again in the second round?
No. If you already applied in the first round and were not accepted for entry in this academic year, you cannot reapply in the second round. You may, however, submit a new application later this year, for entry to the BMS doctoral program next year. See this page for information about our next application period: www.math-berlin.de/application.
May I ask the BMS to explain why my Phase I application for admission was declined?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer individual explanations for our decision. The BMS Admissions Committee must choose from hundreds of applicants, most of whom are very well qualified for the BMS PhD Program. However, there are only 20 study places available each year and each application is subsequently compared to the entire pool of applications received.
When do I have to enroll at one of the participating universities?
Enrollment is carried out shortly before the start of the first semester. A separate application for admission to one of the universities is not necessary.