The first round of the application period for admission to the Berlin Mathematical School PhD Program in 2018 ended on 1 December 2017.
The second round will begin on 1 February 2018 and applications will be accepted until 1 April 2018. Please note that there will be only a limited number of scholarship awards available for second round applicants.
Late application deadline (limited number of scholarships available): 1 April 2018.
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BMS PhD Application Guidelines - for all you need to know about applying to the BMS!
First download our BMS PhD Application Guidelines and read them thoroughly before beginning the online application process. You will find the answers to most of your questions in there, or in our FAQs, or here on our website.
Students entering Phase I of the BMS are expected to have a bachelor degree, or equivalent. (Thus, in particular, Berlin mathematics students in their "Hauptstudium" can apply for membership in BMS. For students who are further advanced, part of the Phase I course requirements may be waived.)
For entering Phase II, students are expected to have a master degree, or to pass the BMS Qualifying Exams. (In particular, they thus satisfy the regular admission requirements of the Berlin universities' PhD programs.)
For more information about our requirements, please read our FAQs.
A detailed description of all documents required to apply can be found in our BMS PhD Application Guidelines.
TOEFL, IELTS & CAE
As proof of English proficiency, we accept TOEFL, IELTS and CAE. We do not require a hard copy of your test result by post, therefore we no longer list our TOEFL code on our website. Simply upload your test result to your online application form by the given deadline. Further details can be found in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.
The academic year is made up of a winter semester and a summer semester. The winter semester 2018/19 starts in October 2018 and lectures run until February 2019. The summer semester 2019 starts in April 2019 and lectures run until July 2019.
Registration and Application