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

Please note, that currently only the application window for the joint Residency/PhD training program is open.

The application window for positions available for the IMPRS-TP traditional PhD in the field of psychiatry and neuroscience will be opened on September 01, 2020, for start in 2021.

All applications have to be submitted through this application portal.

Application deadline: November 30, 2020 (12:00 - noon CET).
Deadline for references: December 11, 2020 (12:00 - noon CET).
Candidates will be notified in January 2021 (delayed due to COVID restrictions).
Interviews will be scheduled for March 2021.

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.