2. Applying Process
2.1 How can I apply?
To apply for the Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials you must use the online application form.
2.2 When do I need to apply?
The application procedure, for the 2021/2022 academic year, will start on September 01, 2020 and end on December 15, 2020 (24:00 CEST).
A complete application comprising all required documentation should be submitted at the same time (with the exception of GRE score confirmation). Incomplete applications or completed applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
2.3 Do you accept old English language proficiency scores?
English test score should not be more than 3 years old at the final admission's deadline at the Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials. That is, the test score is valid if taken after October 31, 2017 for a October 31, 2020 application deadline.
2.4 What are the requirements to apply?
Our entry requirements and the documentation that we require you to upload are listed below:
- Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree as described under FAQ 1.1.
- Official Bachelor's and/or master's transcript of records, and if available course descriptions detailing the content of the courses you have mastered.
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) of maximum two pages in length.
- Personal statement (maximum one page). Please clearly discuss your decision-making process to apply to the Graduate Center.
- A graduate record examinations (GRE) general test - highly recommended.
- Contact of two referees (academic sources) who can attest to your academic, professional, and/or research abilities in the context of your interest in pursuing a graduate degree. At least one referee should not be a member of the Max Planck Gesellschaft.
- A proof of English proficiency (where applicable) by:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 5.5
- (Internet-based) English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 72
- Nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada;
- B.Sc. or M.Sc. graduates who obtained their qualification in one of the aforementioned countries;
- Applicants with a school-leaving qualification from an English-language secondary school;
- Applicants who can demonstrate they completed their entire university education, or a large part thereof, in English. This fact must be made clear by the transcript, otherwise an informal but official letter from the university is required, in which it is stated that the relevant subjects were taught in English.
2.5 Can I save the data of my application, complete it and submit it later?
It is, unfortunately, not possible to save your data and submit it at a later date. Once you have submitted your application, no more changes can be made. We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to prevent server overload.