Round 1: 15 September to 1 December 2019 at 23:59, Berlin.

Round 2: 1 March to 1 April 2020 at 23:59, Berlin.



(Paid Opportunity )


Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) PhD Program.

The Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) is a joint graduate school of the mathematics departments of the three major Berlin universities, TU BerlinFU Berlin, and HU Berlin. We offer a uniform setting for graduate studies in mathematics in Berlin.

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We invite excellent mathematics students from Berlin, Germany, Europe and all over the world to join BMS – and to make good use of the ample opportunities offered by the rich and diverse mathematics teaching and research environment.
Besides the Basic Courses, the BMS offers Advanced Courses in each of the Areas. Their aim is to bring students in a specific area to a level where they can engage in independent supervised research.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Mathematics

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Round 1: 18 months.

Round 2: 24 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Students entering Phase I of the BMS are expected to have a bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Berlin mathematics students in their “Hauptstudium” can apply for admission to the BMS. For students who are further advanced, part of the Phase I course requirements may be waived.
  • Students entering PHD research are expected to have a Master degree or equivalent. In addition, they must satisfy the regular admission requirements of the Berlin universities’ PhD programs.
  • Meet the English language required score:
    – TOEFL:  internet-based test (IBT) minimum score 79.
    – IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 in the academic test.
    – CAE : minimum score of grade C.
  • If your native language is neither English nor German, but you have completed your formal education at a school, college or university where English is the language of instruction, then you may submit official certification or an official letter from the institution to confirm this. That will suffice as proof of your English proficiency and one of the aforementioned tests will not be required.
  • If your native language is German, an Abitur or a Matura grade for English will serve as proof of your English proficiency. If you cannot submit a copy of your Abitur or Matura certificate, or if it does not show a grade for English, then you must submit the result of one of the aforementioned tests.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity )

  • Phase I scholarships:
    Typical Phase I scholarships are granted for 18 months (extendible by 6 months), and from January 2019 will amount to 1000 euros per month, tax-free (no insurances included).
  • Phase II scholarships:
    Phase II scholarships are typically granted for 24 months (extendible by 12 months), and usually amount to about 1468 euros per month, tax-free (no insurances included). There are extra child-care funds reserved for BMS students who take care of children.
  • There is no tuition fee, only a registration fee to be paid at one of the three participating Berlin universities.

How to Apply

First Step: Download BMS PhD Application Guidelines and read them thoroughly before beginning the online application process.

Second Step: Register for the PhD programme from here.

Third Step: Submit your application via the online application form.

Fourth Step: Submit the required documents and statements:

  • Online Application Form.
  • Special Circumstances (online application form).
  • 2 Letter of Recommendation (pdf).
  • Financial Resources (online application form).
  • Personal Statement (pdf).
  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf).
  • University Transcripts (pdf).
  • Proof of Proficiency in English (pdf).
  • Research Statement (pdf).

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