Application Procedure


To qualify for admission, you should hold a master's degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Chemistry, Life Science, or related subjects. You should have finished your studies significantly above average, and have a proven interest in chemical biology.

How to Apply

Our call is now closed!

To prepare your application for the next call, we will request the following information and documents:

  • A maximum of three PhD projects you are interested in, and ranked by your preference
  • A motivation letter (max. 500 words)
  • Contact details for two academic references (please note that we will contact them during the application process ourself)
  • Curriculum vitae (only accepted in chronological order)
  • Copy of your bachelor's and master's degree certificates (or equivalent) incl. transcripts of records
  • Proven proficiency in English: at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required (Here you can find detailed information on acccepted certificates).
  • Applications are only accepted via our online application platform (the link will be displayed here when our call is open)

Admission Timelines

  Starting Date:   1 April
 1 October
  Call for Applications   December / January   June / July
  Deadline CfA   15 January   16 July
  Decision Board Meeting   End of February   End of August
  Notification not before   1 March   1 September