Dr. Michael Mende
Dr. Michael Mende
Program Coordinator
Phone: +49 89 30622-273

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IMPRS-TP?

What are the requirements for applying to the IMPRS-TP?

What English proficiency skills are required?

How can I apply?

When can I apply?

The Application Tool is currently closed.

The next call for applications will start September 15 2018.

  • All applications have to be submitted through our Online Application Tool.
  • Application deadline: December 15 2018 (12:00 - noon CET).
  • Deadline for references: December 21, 2018 (12:00 - noon CET).
  • Candidates will be notified by End of January 2019.
  • Interview-days in Munich: February 27 - March 1, 2019.

Travel expenses and accommodation for the interview will be covered by IMPRS-TP, where applicable.

Are there any tuition fees associated with the participation in the IMPRS-TP PhD Program?

Are the IMPRS-TP students supported financially?

I have a medical degree - Can I apply to the IMPRS-TP?

Where do I find a full list of IMPRS-TP faculty members?

I am currently studying abroad and cannot access some of the documents required for the application process. May I hand in the missing documents at a later stage?

What information should I provide for the first essay of the online application (Letter of motivation for your application)?

What information should I provide for the second essay of the online application (Overview Research Experience)?

Is it mandatory to upload an application photo?

May I choose a research group for my PhD project which is not listed on the IMPRS-TP webpage as program participating lab?

Is it mandatory to have a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC)?

My latest test of English as a foreign language is somewhat outdated. May I upload this as proof of proficiency in English all the same?

Do I need to upload a separate CV during the application process?

May I apply to the program while still in the process of finishing my master’s thesis?

How can I be sure that the referees I have indicated have been contacted?

I already have letters of recommendation. Since the referees in question have a very tight schedule, would it be possible for me to forward the letters of recommendation directly?

My official documents stating my academic records are not in English or German. Do I need to provide a translation?

Do I need to provide copies of original documents stating my academic records if I already uploaded translations of these documents?

Do I need to provide certified translations of my academic records?

My high school certificate is currently not with me. What should I do?

May I edit my application once I have submitted it?

Is it possible to attend the candidate interviews through a video-conference or call via Skype or Facetime rather than personally coming to Munich?

Is there a second application deadline for the IMPRS-TP PhD Program?

What must I do if I receive an error message while submitting the application?

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