The BMS Phase I scholarship pays 1,000 € per month to cover the student’s living expenses in Berlin.

The BMS Phase I scholarship is typically granted for 18 months plus an additional 6 months (4 semesters in total).

To apply for a BMS Phase I scholarship, you must submit an online application via the BMS website in the first application round: https://www.math-berlin.de/application

If you have been admitted to the BMS Phase I without a Phase I scholarship, you cannot apply for one at a later point in your Phase I studies. However, you may still apply for gap funding between Phase I and Phase II and/or for a Phase II scholarship.

If you have been admitted to the BMS Phase I with a Phase I scholarship, you will receive a scholarship contract for 18 months (3 semesters) at first. During your 3rd semester, you will need to apply for an extension for the 4th semester. The deadline is typically in December/ January and you will receive detailed info on this via email by the BMS Liaison Officers.

Extension 4th semester

To apply for a 4th semester extension, you must submit the following to the BMS Office:

1. Application form

2. BMS Transcript

3. Application letter (report on your Phase I studies so far and goals for the 4th semester)

4. Letter of support by your Phase I advisor or Master’s thesis supervisor

To receive a template for the application form, please contact your Liaison officer. To receive your BMS transcript of records, please send a list of your courses and proof of your grades to your Liaison officer. Please allow a few days to issue the transcript.

All funding decisions are made by the BMS Committee.

Gap Funding

Phase I students may apply for gap funding if their current Phase I funding is running out and their Phase II funding is not set to start right away. The BMS Gap Funding is meant to bridge the gap between for example a Phase I scholarship ending in September and a PhD position starting in April. Gap Funding may be granted for a maximum duration of six months. Gap Funding is not limited to Phase I students with a BMS scholarship and may be applied for at any point.

To apply for gap funding, you must submit the following to the BMS Office:

1. Application form

2. BMS Transcript

3. Application letter (report on your Phase I studies so far and goals for completing Phase I/ starting Phase II)

4. Letter of support by your future Phase II supervisor

To receive a template for the application form, please contact your Liaison officer. To receive your BMS transcript of records, please send a list of your courses and proof of your grades to your Liaison officer. Please allow a few days to issue the transcript.

All funding decisions are made by the BMS Committee.