Application Procedure

The application site is now closed. Online applications for the October 2025 intake can be submitted between 1st December 2024 and 1st March 2025.
Please note that we only accept applications made through our online system which can be found here:


You can start your application and come back to change it or finish it as often as you like until then or until you submit it (no changes possible after submission!). After 1st March all incomplete applications will be disregarded.

Your Application
Once you have completed our online application process you will be notified automatically in April regarding the following steps. Please refrain from contacting us in the meantime as this will slow down our work enormously.

Interviews for candidates are planned online for end of April 2024.

Interview format
The interview lasts approximately 20 minutes. The interview is broken down into a 7-minute Powerpoint presentation in English on your diploma/finals (or similar) project. The final slide of your presentation should be used to summarize your education and relevant experience.
Subsequently, questions are asked by the interview panel on the project and general questions on your studies and yourself. The panel is made up of board members of the program as well as the supervisors of the projects on offer. To make personal contact with supervisors online meetings with the supervisors and their group members can be arranged after the interview.
On invitation to the interview, candidates will also be sent details on all the projects available. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that candidates arrange an appointment with the supervisor of the project(s) in which they are interested. This can be before or after your interview. This is an invaluable opportunity to find out more about the project, meet the team involved and visit the corresponding laboratories.

Successful candidates will be informed in writing by the coordination office shortly after the interview and will be sent an official letter of acceptance by email or by post.

Program start
Students are to arrive in Hannover at the beginning of October 2024.
The orientation week usually commences in the first week of October.
Term starts in mid-October.