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Applications to the IMPRS-LM PhD program are possible only via our ONLINE PORTAL.

The entire process, from opening of our application portal to the onsite interviews, unfolds over a four-month duration.
Applicants are initially granted a window of 6-8 weeks to register on our portal and complete their application.
Subsequently, our coordination office and the recruiting faculty will evaluate and select the top applicants that will be invited for a first interview online.

The online interviews will consist of two short online interactions: a panel interview & a scientific presentation.
Successful candidates will then be invited to an onsite visit 8 weeks later to meet the recruiting labs and find the best matching projects.

For more information, check the application FAQs or contact us.



  • online registration and application*: September-October 2024
  • deadline for application: end of October 2024
  • deadline for submission of reference letter: beginning of November 2024
  • online interviews: beginning December 2024
  • onsite visit: end January/February 2025



*By submitting your application to the IMPRS-LM database you allow us to store and process your data exclusively for the purpose of the recruitment process.
Please read here the Data Protection Statement of the IMPRS-LM.