The application site is now closed. Online applications for the October 2021 intake can be submitted between 1st December 2020 and 1st April 2021.
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 April all incomplete applications will be disregarded.
Once you have completed our online application process you will be notified automatically regarding the following steps. Please refrain from contacting us in the meantime as this will slow down our work enormously.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates are planned for May 2021. Depending on the Covid-19 situation the interviews might be online.
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 the chairman of the program as well as the supervisors of the projects on offer. Additional time will be available during various breaks during the day to make personal contact with supervisors.
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 and by post.
Students are to arrive in Hannover at the beginning of October 2021.
The orientation week usually commences in the first week of October.
Term starts in mid-October.