6. Admitted – Next Steps

Admitted applicants will receive a letter of admission by e-mail and, upon request, by post. Any admission is only valid for the academic year for which the application was made.

As a certain number of admitted applicants will decide not to study at the MIPLC for various reasons, we will admit more applicants than we can accommodate. This means that admission does not yet guarantee participation. To secure their spot on our program, admitted applicants will be asked to complete, sign, and return to us an Agreement with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and to transfer a non-refundable guarantee payment of EUR 3,000 (three-thousand) to the MPI's bank account within four weeks.

We understand that some of our applicants require financial assistance before they can commit to attending the program, and are unable to make the guarantee payment within the specified period. Such applicants may of course defer accepting admission until the fee waiver scholarships have been allocated (this usually happens in June). However, in the meantime and after the deadline for the guarantee payment has passed, their spot may be given to another (paying) student. They will keep their admission but will be moved to "participation pending" status.

Waiver applicants who decide to make the guarantee payment to secure their spot in the next intake are welcome to do so. However, they are reminded that this payment is non-refundable. Making the guarantee payment does not increase chances of getting a scholarship. Dropping out of the program at a later point, e.g. for lack of funding, will thus result in the loss of the guarantee payment.

Coming to Munich

Please find in the box to the right essential information about visa application, health insurance and housing matters.

For our confirmed students we provide a dedicated "Incoming Students Intranet" with many documents and detailed information about how to best prepare your move and your studies at the MIPLC.