Application for the PhD Programme

The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster (MM): Dynamics – Geometry - Structure offers several PhD positions (PhD-P) (75% position, salary level E13 TV-L) in all fields of mathematics related to the cluster.

The duration of these positions is 3 years. The expected starting date is no later than October 2019. Generally there are no teaching obligations but such opportunities are provided if desired by the candidates. The main selection criterion is scientific excellence.

Your application should contain a cover letter, your CV, diplomas of your academic degrees (bachelor, master or diploma) and the transcripts of the courses, including marks or grades as well as your proficiency in English and German. Moreover, you have to choose one or two of the Research Areas as well as at least two potential local supervisors from among the Münster based professors listed as investigators of Mathematics Münster.

Applicants are requested to include examples of academic work, if applicable. Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent within the deadline to

The evaluation for the current application round will start at December 1st 2018. Later applications may also be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact

Mathematics Münster PhD Programme application form

Please fill out the following form. All fields are mandatory, unless denoted optional.

The deadline for the first application round has passed. Late applications may still be considered.

Personal information
First name:
Last name:
Date of Birth (
Contact information
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Academic Education
Dates (from/to, years):
Degree conferred:
Additional Academic Education
Institution (optional):
Dates (from/to, years) (optional):
Degree conferred (optional):
Desired starting date
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Research Areas
Research area 1:
Research area 2 (optional):
Possible supervisors (professors of MM, at least 2, comma-separated list):
Language Skills
English speaking:
German speaking:
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Cover Letter:
Curriculum Vitae:
Degrees and Academic Records:
Additional Academic Records (optional):
Thesis summary, short example or abstract of written academic work:
List of publications (optional):
Proof of proficiency in English (optional):
Letters of Recommendation
Name of first recommendation letter writer:
Name of second recommendation letter writer:
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Privacy information
Consent: I agree that Münster Mathematics stores the data I enter into this form. It will be treated confidentially and only be used for the decision on positions of the cluster and preparing the work contracts. The data will be deleted as soon as the application round is finished. Should you wish to have your data deleted immediately or have any questions, please send email to All data is treated according to the privacy rules of the University of Münster.
After submitting, this application is final. No changes can be made once the application is submitted, it can only be retracted.