Application procedure

This year´s application round is now open, application deadline is on April 23, 2017.

Applications must include the following items:

Motivation letter (including a statement to your special evolutionary interests) for applying to this program (maximum 2 pages). Please also quote an evolutionary topic that you would like to be questioned on during the possible interview(s).

Curriculum vitae (CV) with personal details (including birth date), contact address, details on exams and courses taken (incl grades and a description how to read them), publications (if any) and all other relevant personal information (maximum 2 pages).

Up to three names of academic teachers who could provide reference letters.

Preference list of three specific projects that you could imagine to work with during your possible PhD, including a short statement on the reason for the choice (maximum 1 page - note that this list is not binding in case you are admitted to the program).

We assume you will be flexible regarding your choice of research project since we cannot guarantee you a place in the group of your main preference.

Here you can find the groups and projects, which are available this year: list of projects

If you want to apply, please prepare your motivation letter, CV, names of references and preference list in a single pdf document. We only accept complete online applications using this application form:

You have to upload your prepared pdf file during the application process. After the successful application process, you will receive a confirmation mail.

If you have any further questions, please contact us by email:

Good luck with your application!

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