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Max Planck Schools - Earn your PhD in the three groundbreaklng fields: cognition, matter to life, photonics


"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" — that is the underlying idea of the Max Planck Schools, giving graduate education in Germany a completely new direction and making this new concept uniquely attractive for outstanding doctoral candidates worldwide including full financial support up to five years. Admission is possible for students holding a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree depending on the specific requirements of the curriculum. Three Max Planck Schools have currently been established in the innovative fields of cognitive and neuroscience, photonics, and matter to life. Join us: renowned top-class researchers from universities and non-university research organizations have teamed up and offer close personal exchange and a passion for science. We offer three programs: cognition, matter to life and photonics.



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