The Leipzig School of Human Origins
c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 122
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
This is not possible. PhD students who are accepted to our program will work in Leipzig, Germany.
The entry requirements are a Master or equivalent academic degree in anthropology, biology, biochemistry, psychology, zoology or related fields, and fluency in English. Excellent academic results and some previous research/lab/field experience are of advantage for the success of an application. We expect applicants to have a genuine interest and curiosity in the natural sciences.
Our program is mainly about doing research. We do offer a framework of courses to enhance interdisciplinary learning/thinking in our students. The minimum requirement to pass the IMPRS LSHO is to attend and pass three course weeks "Perspectives on Human Origins". Furthermore, students are expected to attend department meetings, group seminars and journal clubs.
You do not need your Master’s degree at the time of application. But you must have completed your studies and have received your Master’s degree at the time when you start your PhD studies at the IMPRS LSHO.
For a successful application proficiency in written and spoken English is required. TOEFL is one measure to proof your proficiency but it is not an absolute requirement for your application to be complete.
Sorry, The Leipzig School of Human Origins does not offer such a possibility. If you are interested in doing an internship in one of the five departments of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (http://www.eva.mpg.de/), please send an email including your curriculum vitae (CV) to info@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de.
The IMPRS LSHO recruits students only once a year. The deadline for your application is December 01. If you have missed the deadline, all you can do is apply next year.
No, there is no age limit, but most students are under 26 when they start their doctoral studies and few are over 30.
No. Only Master graduates are eligible to apply for and be accepted to our program.
Our program is taught entirely in English. It is not necessary to speak any German. We do offer free German courses though to facilitate everyday life in Germany for students from abroad.
Typically, Leipzig University – our partner university – will award the doctoral degree. In some cases PhD students have their doctoral degree awarded by another university.
No, it does not. An overview of international Bachelor and Master programs in Germany can be found on the website of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): http://www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/international-programs/en/
No, there are no tuition fees. Optionally, PhD students may register at the University of Leipzig and will then have to pay a semester fee of currently 197.50 Euros.