Online Application Tool

Recruitment 2021 - Closed

The application portal is now closed. The application portal will reopen in September 2021.

Important dates

  • IMPRS-IEM Application opens September 21, 2020. 
  • Applications must be submitted 04 November 2020
  • Reference letters are due shortly after.
  • Round One video interviews will occur the end of November/first week of December.
  • A final group candidates will be invited to our interviews in January 2021. Due to COVID-19, these interviews will take place online.
  • Accepted candidates will start their thesis research between April and December 2021.

IMPRS Office

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


Lisa Breitner
Lisa Breitner
IMPRS-IEM 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 Hints

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

Admission process

Admission to IMPRS-IEM is highly competitive and carried out through a centralized selection procedure, divided into several steps: Evaluation of application, video and subsequent in-person interviews in Freiburg.

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