Application

Application

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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Application

Open from 01 May – 15 June 2018

How do I apply and what are the prerequisites?

Become familiar with the local research teams in your research field and name your favorites in our application form. See here for an overview of research teams. Please submit your application to our application database. You have to complete the process in one session, it is not possible to log onto the system again to complete parts of the application.

  1. Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, medicine or related fields. Applications from students who are nearing graduation are also welcome. We can only accept applications who have a Master´s degree or a forecast with grade B+ or better.
  2. Master’s degree or diploma certificate with transcript of records
  3. Motivation letter including a description of your own research interests and experience
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Two references. Please ask your assessors if you may enter their names in the application form before you submit your application. Your assessors and yourself will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation of receipt once the assessment(s) has/have been received. You will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation of receipt after submitting your application.

10 excellent reasons to study with us:

1. Academic training provided by international experts
2. Access to unique technologies such as the world’s brightest storage ring PETRA III, the free-electron laser FLASH and FLASH II, and the superlative X-ray laser source XFEL
3. University of Hamburg among the best global Universities for physics: no. 2 in Germany
4. PhD within three years with regular feedback from your scientific advisory team
5. Contract as a research assistant at University of Hamburg or DESY (salary approx. 1.800€ pre-tax per month) including health care and social insurance coverage
6. Financial support for research trips, conferences and childcare
7.Interdisciplinary research and work in a cosmopolitan environment
8. Acquisition of key competences for your future career in science, business or industry
9. Comprehensive student support service including leisure activities and language courses
10. Hamburg is one of Europe’s most livable cities with a rich academic, cultural and artistic life (Global Liveability Report 2017) and has been has been nominated as Green Capital (2011).

Salary and tuition

We recruit PhD students for more than 100 research teams in Hamburg. Successful candidates will be employed as research assistants at DESY or Universität Hamburg.The salary for research assistants is approximately 1800 € (pre-tax, this corresponds to 50% TVL 13, the collective wage agreement). Funding is not provided by the graduate school but by the research teams. As the group leaders decide upon the timing for interviews and the start of the PhD projects our timeline is not binding but for the orientation of the candidates.

You can start a PhD at Universität Hamburg year-round, there is no fixed start date.The tuition fees at Universität Hamburg are fully covered by the German government, only an administrative fee will have to be paid per semester (6 months). The fee varies each semester between € 290 -350. The fee includes a public transport ticket for Hamburg.


Fellows
Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
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Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Nanoscience
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Alumni
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
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Event Calendar
26 Jun. 2018 11:00
Speaker: Frederick Depta
26 Jun. 2018 15:00
Speaker: Emmanuel Stamou (Chicago)
Location: SR 2
27 Jun. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Ibrahim Akal (DESY)
Location: build. 2a, SR2
28 Jun. 2018 13:00
Speaker: Suvi-Leena Lehtinen
Location: Gebäude 3, BAH1
28 Jun. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Hong-Guang Duan
Location: building 99, seminarroom O1.111
29 Jun. 2018 09:30
Chaired by: Jutta Schwarz
Location: SR IV, building 99
29 Jun. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Francesca Calegari (DESY & University of Hamburg, Germany)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
29 Jun. 2018 15:00
Speaker: Björn Arndt
Location: Gebäude 3,Raum BAH1
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