Online Application Tool

The IMPRS-IEM application portal for admission in 2019 is now closed. Our next recruitment will be for admission in fall 2020.


Important dates

  • IMPRS-IEM Application Opens: 19 November 2018.
  • Applications must be submitted no later than 05 February 2019.
  • Reference letters are due the following week.
  • Round One video interviews will occur the week of 25 February 2019.
  • Final candidates invited to Freiburg for in-person interviews from 1-3 April 2019.
  • Accepted candidates will start their thesis research in September 2019.

Please note that IMPRS-IEM 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 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

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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-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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