Applicants for the PhD program must hold a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree from a research-oriented institution. Successful candidates will typically have ranked at or near the top of their classes, have already engaged in research and published their results, and be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants are required to deliver a 15-minute research presentation on their Master's project, followed by a question and answer period, in front of the admission committee and other audience members. All admitted students receive financial aid in the form of a support contract.
Applicants to the IMPRS-CS PhD program should fill in the following form:
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A successful candidate must:
The application must be supported by:
* please note: TOEFL-code for Saarland University is 8399
There is no application fee.
Please attach all your documents and certificates in a single, compressed archive file (in .ZIP or .tar.gz or .tar.bz formats) or a single .pdf document containing the above documents. Individual documents in the archive should be in PDF or PostScript formats. On each page there should be a header or footer indicating your full name, the program you wish to apply for, as well as the time and year you wish to start (e.g. "summer 2014"). In case you would like to include theses or other publications, please only send titles and abstracts in English.
To get admission to the doctorate list at the university you need to pass a qualifying exam.
After this you will have to provide the following documents to the Deanery: