Online Application Tool

We are now accepting applications for the IMPRS-MCB Fall 2017 term. The application will close on 20 March 2017. Click here to register and apply!

Important dates

  • Online registration will open on January 25, 2017.
  • Closing date for the application is March 20, 2017 (24:00 Central European Time).
  • Closing date for submission of reference letters is March 25, 2017 (24:00 Central European Time).
  • Round One Skype interviews will occur the week of April 17, 2017.
  • Final candidates invited to Freiburg for interviews the final week of May 2017 (dates coming soon).
  • Accepted candidates will start their thesis research in September 2017.

Please not that IMPRS-MCB will reimburse travel expenses and cover accommodation for all candidates participating in the interviews in Freiburg.

IMPRS Office

Dr. Kyle Austin
Scientific Coordinator, Graduate Training and Communication
Phone:+49 761 5108-447Fax:+49 761 5108-720


Lisa Breitner
IMPRS-MCB Administrative Assistant
Phone:+49 761 5108-449Fax:+49 761 5108-720


How to apply

How to Apply

Please note that you need to have both a BSc and MSc or equivalent (usually 5 years of university studies) to be eligible to join our program. 


We welcome applications of outstanding and highly motivated students with a passion for science.

Application procedure

Applications can be submitted via our online application tool only which is open during selection times.

Admission process

Admission to IMPRS-MCB is highly competitive and carried out through a centralized selection procedure, divided into two steps: Evaluation of application and Interview Days in Freiburg.

Positions available for September 2017

Groups recruiting for the Fall 2017 term:

Asifa Ahktar
Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid
Valérie Hilgers
Nicola Iovino
Thomas Jenuwein
Andrew Pospisilik
Tim Lämmermann
Ritwick Sawarkar
Angelika Rambold
Eirini Trompouki

Please visit their research pages for more information.

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