Information for Graduate Students
The Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence welcomes students of life sciences and medicine who would like to conduct their research for their bachelor, diploma, masters or doctoral degree at the institute. Applicants for a graduate position are strongly encouraged to apply with one of our Graduate Schools (see below).
Please note that Max Planck Institutes can not award degrees. Our students therefore have to enroll at a nearby university, too. Once you have agreed on a project with your future supervisor at the institute, we are happy to assist you with any formalities. Most of our directors are also members of the faculty of biology at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU).
Our department and research group leaders are part of a number of International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) through which many PhD students are recruited: IMPRS for Molecular Life Sciences: From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS), IMPRS for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP), IMPRS for Organismal Biology (IMPR-OB) and the Graduate School for Systemic Neuroscience (GSN-LMU).