How to join the IMPRS

1) for new students without funding

Please check our application requirements and procedure. Also note that students who have already completed a PhD program in life sciences should not apply.

The new call for applications will go online in late March 2019. The registration portal is currently not active.

Timeline 2019 Recruitment

Application period: March - May
Deadline for references: Late May
Skype Interviews: June
Communication of selection results and invitation for Jena group recruitment: Early July
Group recruitment in Jena: Late August
Communication of final admission decision: Early September
Start of the program: Admitted students can start their PhD anytime between September 2019 and January 1st, 2020, in agreement with their supervisors.

If you want to work with one of the IMPRS faculty members you are always welcome to pursue independent funding. The scholarship database offered by DAAD may help you to find a suitable program. Please also check our institute website for open positions.

2) for those who are already PhD students with an IMPRS faculty member

PhD students who want to become members of the IMPRS but who have not gone through our international recruitment procedure have to submit a written application backed up by at least two IMPRS faculty members  (who, upon admission, will be the official supervisors of the doctoral research project). The IMPRS selection board will decide about the applications for admission. Applications have to be submitted to the IMPRS office within two months after the PhD project starting date.