Application Details

Please review our eligibility requirements prior to application. To officially apply for our program, you must complete the online application form within the publicized deadlines. Applications, or parts thereof, submitted by any other means are not considered. Most of the document should be self-explanatory, but please review our FAQ if you have questions.

Step-by-Step Application Process

  1. Request an account
    Request an account for our online application system. Please use an email address that will remain valid throughout the application process. You will receive access to the online application form immediately.
  2. Complete registration
    Registration requires some personal background information from the applicant, as well as contact details of two referees. Please make sure to provide correct contact information, as this cannot be modified after registration. In general, referees should be familiar with your academic and/or laboratory research performance to provide a useful assessment. We advise you to include the principal investigators who supervised your thesis work. Your referees will receive an email invitation to submit their recommendation online. You will receive an email confirmation as soon as these recommendations are received. Please contact your referees directly for clarification should you not receive these confirmation receipts in a timely fashion. If necessary, you may add up to two additional referees before the registration deadline.
  3. Complete your application
    Please complete all parts of the application form and upload relevant University certificates and official transcripts documenting your entire post-secondary education. For ongoing studies, please provide the latest transcript documenting all results obtained to date.  Furnishing of TOEFL/IELTS and GRE examination results is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. We recommend generating a PDF file of your application for your reference.
  4. Submission
    Our application system requires your completed online application form, along with two recommendations, before final submission is possible. All of these materials must be received prior to the published application deadline. You will receive an email confirming the successful submission of your application.

2018

PhD Application Cycle

opens 1 Oct 2017

closes 7 Jan 2018

Interview Week

at MPI-CBG, Dresden

5–9 Mar 2018