The internationally aligned Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) is aimed at talented mathematicians from Germany and abroad. The education offered in the school’s doctoral program comprises two phases that together last four years: For the first phase, the three participating universities have established a joint program in English. The instructors, many of whom have received the Leibniz Prize, work as supervisors and mentors, taking an individual interest in students and helping them to find the best path for them through the broad range of mathematical disciplines offered in Berlin. A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite to be admitted to the first phase. Students who pass the qualifying exam at the end of the first phase then enter the actual doctoral program.
The school’s 60 to 80 students can rely on a multifaceted scientific and academic network: Doctoral students can access the courses offered by the departments of mathematics at Freie Universität, Technische Universität, and Humboldt-Universität, as well as the Matheon DFG research center and the “Space – Time – Matter” Collaborative Research Center, plus four mathematics Research Training Groups in Berlin, two Max Planck Research Schools, and several research units.