Online Application Tool

The IMPRS-MCB application portal for fall 2018 is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications. 

The next application round will open in November 2018.

Important dates

  • IMPRS-MCB Application Opens: 21 November 2017
  • Applications must be submitted no later than 05 February 2018
  • Submission of reference letters is Friday, 09 February 2018 (17:00 Central European Time).
  • Round One Skype interviews will occur the week of 19 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
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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