Applications are solely accepted via our online application system. Applications, or parts thereof, submitted by any other means cannot be considered. Please note, that also applies to sending an application directly to one of our group leaders, or to the IMPRS Head.
We hope that this procedure is not too complicated, although there are several steps. If you have any questions, please review our FAQ.
Step-by-Step Application Process
- Request an account
Make sure that the email address you use will remain valid throughout the application process. You will receive access to the online application form immediately.
- Complete registration
Here we ask for some personal background information, as well as contact details of two referees. Choose your referees carefully, in general they should be familiar with your research performance (we recommend including the principal investigator(s) who supervised your thesis work). We will automatically invite your referees via email to submit their recommendation online. Receipt of a recommendation will be confirmed via email, and stated in your application overview. Please be aware that receipt of two recommmendations is needed before you may submit your application (see step 4 below). If necessary, you may add up to two additional referees but we advise you to use this option only if needed.
- Complete your application
Please make sure to provide concise and complete information in the application form and upload relevant University certificates and official transcripts. For ongoing studies, please provide the latest transcript documenting all results obtained to date. Furnishing of TOEFL/IELTS and GRE examination results is encouraged, but not mandatory. For your reference, generate a PDF file of your application.
Once your online application form is complete, and two recommendations have been received, you’ll be able to submit. You will receive an email confirming the successful submission of your application.