WIAS Female Master Students Program

General Information

Under the umbrella of the Iris Runge Program, various gender equality measures at WIAS are bundled to promote the career development of female scientists and to mitigate the drop out of woman at different career stages. The WIAS Female Master Students Program wants to encourage female students of the Berlin universities who are enthusiastic about mathematics. We offer:

  • a contract as student assistant (40 hours per month),
  • the integration into a concrete research project,
  • After six months, you will have the opportunity to work with and be supported by employees of the WIAS to write your master's thesis.
The participation in challenging research projects in an international environment and the typical WIAS applications offer an excellent starting point for a professional career in industry and economy as well as in research.

The appointments start twice a year at the beginning of the semester.

The application deadlines are always February 28 (or 29) and August 31 respectively.

Application documents

In your application, you have the possibility to indicate two preferences for research groups in which you would like to work with us. In detail we ask you to submit the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation with motivation of the research group selection (first and second preference),
  • Tabular curriculum vitae,
  • Bachelor's certificate for a mathematical studies,
  • Current statement of marks for mathematical master studies at one of the Berlin universities.
For the submission of your application documents please use the corresponding link on the current job advertisement page.


If you have any questions about a research group, please contact the respective leader directly. Questions about the application procedure should be addressed to Heike Sill (sill@wias-berlin.de).

About the WIAS

The WIAS is a leading European research institute in the heart of Berlin. The research at the institute combines analysis and stochastics and is carried out in close cooperation with partners from science and industry.

The work of the WIAS is divided into research groups, which are briefly presented here.

If there is a current demand, due to certain problem areas and topics arising, additional temporary and short-term groups are set up in a flexible research platform. The groups existing currently are presented here.