Since November 2021 we have been running a test phase of a new application/admission procedure for PhD positions offered through our program. This test phase will end on 28 August, 2023 and we’ll return to our traditional annual selection. Applications submitted by 28 August will still be evaluated by our experts and academically by members of our faculty within 5 to 10 weeks from the day of submission. If your application has been positively evaluated, you will be invited to a video interview with an admission committee in November 2023 at the latest. Passing the interview with the admission committee means that you qualify for individual interviews with group leaders and thus to enter our PhD program after finding a host group for your PhD.

The call for the first annual selection in 2024 has opened in August 2023 and will close on 30 October. Those applications that successfully pass all evaluation phases will be invited to visit Dresden in February. During that visit, eligible candidates will have the opportunity to have individual interviews with group leaders. PhD positions will be offered at the end of the visit. Please note that the annual selections are subject to a strict application deadline, and to a fixed schedule for video interviews with the admission committees and to the visit in Dresden.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the PhD Office at if you have any questions.

Call Closed

Please Stay Tuned for More Information!