Max Planck School Matter to Life

The Max Planck School Matter to Life has formed an innovative network of German organizations for excellent graduate education. By joining leading research institutions and universities, students will receive a top-notch education and training from world-renowned scientists.  

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The Max Planck School Matter to Life is a joint graduate program between Universities and research institutions all across Germany. Through in-person and online courses, workshops, and cutting-edge research, students will receive a top-notch training from almost 50 established experts in the field of Matter to Life. 


The Max Planck School Matter to Life (MPS MtL) is offering flexible, 10 week research internships for excellent undergraduates. These research internships will be available in MtL Faculty member’s laboratories (see the Faculty page).  Motivated students interested in performing research in the field of MtL have one application round opportunity each year. The internship can take place during the months of June – November.

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Housing services

We will help you to arrange the accommodation for the first 6 months, if required.In Göttingen, you will have the possibility to live in the “Wissenschaftliches Begegnungszentrum” together for the first 6 months, if you wish. In Heidelberg, you can either have a room in the Max Planck Guest House or in the student housing of the University Heidelberg. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that your flats/room are close to each other. Of course, you have always the possibility to look for a room or shared flat on your own.

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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