The Melbourne-Potsdam PhD Programme is the collaboration between the University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) and the University of Potsdam (UP), Germany.

About the IMPRS-PMPG program:
  • The programme is dedicated to international students providing research training opportunity for PhD students.
  • The students spend time in Australia and Germany and will have the chance to get a joint PhD from the University of Melbourne and the University of Potsdam.
Study areas:
  • BioSciences
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Biochemistry and Biology


  • Applicant must hold an excellent or very good Master or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline. The MSc must include research for and writing of a graded thesis.
  • Applicants must have finished degree and receive final degree certificates and transcripts no later than June 2018, especially for projects starting in Melbourne.
  • Applicants must meet the UoM English language requirements for Graduate students at the Faculty of Science.
  • Applicants are required to submit English proficiency test results (less than 24 months old) TOEFL or IELTS test.

Duration: 3 years; possibility of 6 months extension

Funding: include a waiver for UoM tuition fees


  • Apply online. Attach the following with the applications (pdf format):
  • CV
  • Personal statement of motivation
  • Academic degree documents
  • Transcripts
  • English test results

Interviews: The 2-day selection interviews will be held in Potsdam, Germany, at the end of March.

—————–Quick Overview————-

University of Melbourne (UoM), Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) and University of Potsdam

Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany, Australia
Subject areas BioSciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Biology
Fellowship amount Tuition fee waiver
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 05 February 2020

Company Information
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  • Address Germany
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