PhD Positions At PIER Helmholtz Graduate School in Germany, 2016/2017

PhD Positions At PIER Helmholtz Graduate School in Germany, 2016/2017
PIER Helmholtz Graduate School is delighted to offer six Ph.D. positions for talented and motivated students in the research fields of PIER. Positions are open for the applicants of all nationalities, who have not started their Ph.D. project yet and who have a Master´s degree or a forecast with grade B+ or better.

The overreaching aim of establishing the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School was to transform the public higher education to improve quality and efficiency of teaching and learning, creating a world-class higher learning institution.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: PIER Ph.D. projects cover the areas of Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science, Infection and Structural Biology. The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School is a graduate education program of Universität Hamburg in cooperation with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY).

Scholarship Award: Ph.D. positions are paid with 50% of TVL 13 (approx. 1.800 € gross). There are no tuition fees.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these Positions:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, medicine or related fields. Applications from students who are nearing graduation are also welcome. They can only accept applications from candidates who have not started their Ph.D. project yet and who have a Master´s degree or a forecast with grade B+ or better.
  • Master’s degree or diploma certificate with a transcript of record.
  • PIER Helmholtz Graduate School accepts applications from candidates who have not started their Ph.D. project yet and who have a Master´s degree or a forecast with grade B+ or better.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to submit applications as 3 PIER Ph.D. positions shall be filled with female Ph.D. students in physical sciences.
  • PIER Helmholtz Graduate School sees diversity as an asset; applications from persons with disabilities are welcome.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these positions.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: PIER Helmholtz Graduate School accepts applications from candidates who have not started their Ph.D. project yet and who have a Master´s degree or a forecast with grade B+ or better.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Please upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Purpose (SoP) / Motivation letter
  • Bachelor and Master Certificates including Transcript of Records. If certificates and Transcript of Records are not English or German, please submit additionally a translation of these documents.
  • Master students currently reaching the completion of their studies: forecast of expected grades and Transcript of Records
    and if applicable:
  • List of publications
  • Diploma Supplement
  • The offer of supervision.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is 1st July 2016.

Scholarship Link

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