Online Application Tool

The application for the fall of 2018 is now open! Please follow this link to access the online application

Important dates

  • IMPRS-MCB Application Opens: 21 November 2017
  • Applications must be submitted no later than 10 January 2018
  • Submission of reference letters is Wednesday 31 January 2018 (17:00 Central European Time).
  • Round One Skype interviews will occur the week of 20 February.
  • Final candidates invited to Freiburg for interviews from 9-11 April 2018.
  • Accepted candidates will start their thesis research in September 2018.

Please note 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. There is no application fee.


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.

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