How to apply

IMPORTANT: We accept only applications via our application platform. During your application process (in step2) you are welcome to inform us on the IMPRS research groups you are most interested in. This is no binding selection at this point. 


Your Application Checklist


The application process consists of three steps:


1. Registration

Initially, you will have to register on our Registration Form. You will be asked to enter your name, a valid email address and some basic data. After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email which includes your personal registration code as well as the link to our Application Data Base. The personal registration code is required at several steps throughout the registration process. Please allow up to 10 minutes to receive the confirmation email.


2. Application

After receiving the automated email including the registration code, please follow the link to our Application Data Base. We recommend that you collect and prepare all information before starting the application process. Once started, you will have to complete all steps to the end. Saving the data and continuing later is unfortunately not possible. Please use this PDF to check which information needs to be provided during the application process. After submitting your data, you will receive a confirmation letter. The confirmation email will contain a link for a scientific questionnaire we kindly ask you to answer (this is part of your application process) as well as the link for the recommendation form. Please allow up to 10 minutes to receive the confirmation email.

Application deadline: January, 31st.


3. Recommendation Letters

We ask for TWO recommendation letters. Once you submitted your application, the confirmation email will include: 

a) your personal registration code

b) the link to the recommendation form.

It is your responsibility to provide this information to two referees of your choice. The link will open a page, where your referee can upload the recommendation letter file. You and the referee will both receive an email confirming the successful upload of the recommendation letter.

Deadline: January 31st


Congrats! After passing through these three steps and providing all necessary documents, your application is complete and will be processed.


Only COMPLETE APPLICATIONS will be accepted ! You can find all requirements listed >here< again.


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