How to apply

Application phase is now closed. The call for 2024 will be announced towards the end of this year.

Application to our doctoral program is a six-step process, administered through our online application portal as outlined below.

  1. Check whether you are eligible to apply to our doctoral program (more).
  2. Register at our online application portal between December 21 and February 05 (registration page).
  3. Login at application portal and name/invite two referees.
  4. Fill out application form.
  5. Upload all required documents (more).
  6. Submit your application no later than 5th of February!

As soon as your referees submit a letter of recommendation, we will send you a confirmatory email. We will also confirm successful submission of your application through email.
Please keep in mind that we can only accept complete applications submitted through our online application portal. Please do not send applications to the coordination office via postal services or email. We are not able to accept those applications and they will not be returned.

Should you run into difficulties when filing your application please send an email to our coordination office.

Time line of application/selection process 2022/2023:

  • Online application platform opened on December 21, 2022.
  • Closing date for submission of your application is February 05, 2023 (24:00 Central European Time).
  • Letters of invitation to online panel interviews or letters of rejection typically will be emailed by end of February, 2023.
  • Panel interviews will be held online soon thereafter.
  • Shortlisted candidates who passed the panel interviews will be invited to Munich end of March 2023.
  • We expect selection to be completed by mid-April 2023.
  • Accepted candidates should start their thesis research no later than October 01, 2023 (which will give enough time to apply for a visa if required).

A list of faculty who plan to recruit a student in the upcoming round of recruitment can be found here. In the application form, you will be asked to name up to five groups from the list that you find most interesting.

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