Application to HGS MathComp and associated GKs
Application to the faculty (to be accepted as a doctoral student) and to the graduate school (for membership and/or scholarship) are two different processes! Usually students apply to the graduate school first and after acceptance by the school and a supervisor start their PhD project with the faculty.
After you have completed the form, the HGS office will contact you to coordinate the application process. Application deadlines are four times per year:
- January 1st
- April 1st (upcoming deadline)
- July 1st
- October 1st
Your interview incl. presentation will usually be scheduled within four weeks of the next application deadline.
Important: If you do not have a preliminary agreement with a principal investigator of HGS MathComp to be accepted as a doctoral student, you cannot use this registration form.
2) Application Spring 2017
The coordinators of HGS MathComp have opened a call for scholarship applications. The call is for funding of a 3-year research period for PhD students. Scholarships follow the guidelines of the German Research Foundation (DFG) regarding payment and by-laws (total amount: 1468.- Euro per month, tax-free).
Application to our PhD program is through the contact with one of our main supervisors. All research groups of IWR are allowed to submit applications in cooperation with foreign and local students (see line 1 & 2 below). Applications without the consent/support by a full member (professors, junior group leader) of IWR will not be considered.
Line 1 is the classical funding line of HGS MathComp. It is only open for foreign students, who did not do their BSc & MSc in Heidelberg. Selection criteria are:
- internationality of candidate & project
- Innovative aspects of the research proposal
- interdisciplinarity of the project
The interdisciplinarity of the project is also the main admission criterion for the selection committee meeting (May 2017 in Heidelberg - candidates will be invited individually)
Remark: International students who came to Heidelberg for their master's studies can apply to this program.
Line 2 is open for cooperation projects between two principal investigators of IWR. In these projects, all criteria are identical with line one, except that candidates can be postgraduate students from Heidelberg university and foreigners alike.
Time line for applications
Publication of the call: March 10th 2017
Deadline for application: May 15th 2017 (23:59:59 CET)
Selection meeting: June 12th 2017
Start of scholarships: Jul/Aug/Sept 2017
Remark: All pre-selected candidates will be invited to attend the selection committee meeting. Please make sure to be free to travel for this meeting. Personal attendance at the meeting is mandatory.
3) Candidate Pool
The HGS MathComp offers the possibility to apply as a candidate to the structured PhD program. Please submit your
- personal data,
- fields of interest
After the application to the candidate pool, HGS MathComp offers the students' data to selected principal investigators to initiate a contact between student and supervisor. In case of a match in interests and project plans the supervisor will guide the candidate to apply for membership in the graduate school and to start a PhD project. Candidates are deleted from the candidate pool six months after the application.