Application procedure

Please see Call for Applications for detailed information about the call and benefits.

Application checklist: The following application documents and material shall be provided:

  • completed admission form
  • curriculum vitae (CV),
  • list of publications, posters and talks (if applicable),
  • graded study records (if you feel it helps even including high school certificates),
  • expression of interest (why you feel you are the right person to join the DK-PI),
  • information on your English skills (TOEFL or others),
  • preferred date when you would like to start the doctoral studies,
  • two letters of recommendation (including one from your Master’s thesis supervisor).

Note that we will send an automatic email to your referees if you indicate this during the application procedure. Otherwise, you have to ask your referees to send to us their letters directly by email (preferrably) to or by postal mail so that they arrive before the deadline.

Upon electronic submission of your application you should receive a confirmation mail within 1 day (if not, please contact the DK-PI coordinator!).

There is a file limit of max. 2 MB per PDF. If you exceed this limit, the upload may fail without notice. You can use online tools to compress your PDF prior to upload.