How many study places are available on the BMS PhD Program?

There are approximately 40 study places available each year: around 15 in Phase I and around 25 in Phase II for which we receive approximately 500 applications.


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 a web-cam, or in person at our BMS Days event. For more information about the evaluation procedure and admissions schedule, please see pages 8 - 9 of 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, please see pages 8 - 9 of 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 this year, you cannot reapply in the second round. You may, however, submit a new application later this year, for entry to the BMS PhD 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 application for admission was declined?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer individual explanations for our decision. The BMS Admissions Committee must choose from over 500 applicants, most of whom are very well qualified for the BMS PhD Program. However, there are only 40 study places available each year and each application is subsequently compared to the entire pool of applications received. This makes it impossible to explain why any single candidate is declined admission.


When do I have to enrol at one of the participating universities?

Enrolment is carried out before the start of the first semester. A separate application for admission to one of the universities is not necessary.