How to apply
In general, only applications submitted electronically through our online application system can be considered for evaluation. We recommend that you collect and prepare all necessary information before starting the application process. Once you have started the process, you will have to continue it until the end, as it is not possible to save your data in between. Use this pdf-file to check which documents have to be submitted during the application process.
Please read all points thoroughly.
During the registration you will also be asked to name three preferred supervisors / researchers you want to work with. To receive an overview about possible supervisors and available PhD projects please visit the page Faculty and Research. Here you can have a look at all IMPRS NeuroCom faculty members and learn more about their research topics and available PhD projects.
At the end of the online form you are asked to upload a single .pdf-file containing the following documents:
Cover letter explaining the motivation and reasons for pursuing a PhD at the IMPRS NeuroCom and describing your personal research interests and academic goals (about 1-1,5 pages). Please also name your preferred supervisors here. If available please also mention the preferred topic you want to work at.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) including activities and experiences relevant to the studies
Two names of academic referees supporting your application
Title and abstract of the master’s thesis (or equivalent thesis; not longer than one A4 page). If you have not yet started with your master’s thesis, please either include an abstract of your bachelor’s thesis or a brief summary of what you plan your master thesis to be about.
Copy of Master’s degree (or equivalent degree)
Official academic transcripts of course work and other relevant academic certificates
Certificate of proficiency in English (non-native speakers only). Also acceptable is course work in English either at the home university or at a university abroad.
List of publications (if applicable)
Please make sure you arrange your attachments according to the suggested order. Please be aware that only complete applications will be considered. Since the working language of both the graduate school and the institute is English only applications in English language are accepted.
We ask for two recommendation letters. Please list name and contact data of two referees of your choice. Once you have submitted your application they automatically receive an Email with a link where they can submit their recommendation letters. Please ask your referees before you name them so that they are prepared to write the letter. Deadline for the recommendation letters is 11 December. You and the referee will both receive an email confirming the successful upload of the recommendation letter.
Please keep in mind: It is your job to ensure that the recommendation letters are send in due time. Only complete applications (including two letters of reference) will be considered for evaluation.
Application deadline is December 01, 2016, 23:59:59 CET