Online Application Tool

The IMPRS-MCB application portal will open in mid- November 2018

Important dates

  • IMPRS-MCB Application Opens: 19 November 2018
  • Applications must be submitted no later than 06 February 2019
  • Submission of reference letters is Friday, 08 February 2019 (17:00 Central European Time).
  • Round One Skype interviews will occur the week of 25 February 2019.
  • Final candidates invited to Freiburg for interviews from 1-3 April 2019.
  • Accepted candidates will start their thesis research in September 2019.

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


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


How to apply

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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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