Welcome to the application website of the new International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP)


The IMPRS-TP PhD program provides first class training to internationally outstanding students who are passionate about psychiatric research. In addition to traditional PhD positions, we offer a unique integrated PhD/residence program in psychiatry to exceptional medical doctors.


For detailed information about our application requirements see the Instruction page on our website.

Please note that you need to have a completed BSc (Hnrs), Master’s or medical degree or equivalent in a relevant field prior to starting the PhD program.

PhD research

In your application, you can select up to three research groups you are interested in. For details about research areas and participating research groups, please visit the Faculty page on our website.

Timeline of important dates

The application window for positions available for the IMPRS-TP traditional PhD and joint Residency/PhD training programs in the field of psychiatry and neuroscience will be opened on September 16, 2019.

All applications have to be submitted through this application portal.

Application deadline: December 16, 2019 (12:00 - noon CET).
Deadline for references: December 20, 2019 (12:00 - noon CET).
Candidates will be notified by End of January 2020.
Interview-days in Munich: March 4-6, 2020.

Travel expenses and accommodation for the interview will be covered by IMPRS-TP, where applicable.

For further information, please visit the FAQ page or contact the IMPRS-TP office.