How to apply

Once you have signed in under REGISTER FOR APPLICATION you will receive a personal login.

With this login you can check the status of your application at anytime. Please complete all fields in English. All mandatory fields are marked with *. The application form consists of several sections, please find the details below. Save your information in the section forms. Using your login you can edit your application form until you submit. Once you have submitted the form, you will no longer be able to make any changes or add information, however you can check the status of your recommendation letters.

Please note that upon submission you will receive a confirmation email.

PROJECTS: You will find the participating group leaders and their respective projects of the current round presented under projects on the left hand side menu. It is strongly recommended that you carefully look into the research information and find projects and research labs that best fit your interests. 

Login at the application portal and complete "My application". 

The application package consists of

1. Personal Information: If you have multiple names, please enter the name from your passport, we will use it later for your visa application. If applicable, please use hyphens. Please enter an address used by courier services and at least one telephone number.
2. Education: Enter information about your university and research thesis, both BSc and MSc. If you have not graduated yet put an approximate date. Please assist us in assessing your academic performance by entering the best and worst grades used by your university, i.e. 1 best, 5 worst or A best F worst.

Applicants holding (or expecting to hold within 4 months after interviews) a MSc (Master in Science) degree including a research thesis are eligible to apply.

If you hold only a B.Sc. degree, you are not eligible to apply.
3. Honours/ awards: Please list only international publications.
4. Research Interest: Please select the research topics you are most interested in from the drop down menu. In addition, you may also select up to three keywords that particularly match your interests.

Research experience (max 2500 characters including spaces): Please list any supervised research projects extending over at least several weeks. Please indicate whether your contribution to the project work was of a theoretical or experimental nature.

Research interest essay - Personal Statement (max 3000 characters including spaces): Use the research interest statement to express which research field you want to pursue during your PhD and why, as well as specify your preferences for particular groups or projects. Your preferred labs, projects, and the motivation statement of why you intend to do a PhD.

5. Video upload: In this section you can optionally upload a video of 2-3 minutes. Technical specifications about the format of the file are provided in the application form.

6. Names and addresses of 2 referees: Please enter contacts of two referees. We recommend choosing referees that know you personally and are willing and able to write a description of your academic performance. As soon as you have completed the contact details, your referees will automatically receive a request for a letter of recommendation. Please let them know in advance that they will receive an invitation email. Make sure that references arrive on time until the application deadline!
Once you have saved the contact, you 
cannot change your referee. If you wish to change a referee, contact us on time. You can check the status of your references after submission with the colour code (The colour will change from orange to green after your referees have submitted their letters).

7. Supplementary information: Please tell us where you first heard about HEIBRiDS.

8. Documents: All documents must be uploaded as pdf files (max of 3MB). A short CV of max. 2 pages is mandatory for the application. A scanned version of the following documents is required:

  • University degree certficates
  • Transcript of records: official list of coursework including grades
  • Translation of your university degree certificate in English or German if available
  • GRE score if applicable
  • Language test if applicable
  • Other major certificates 

9. Submit and Preview: Don’t forget to submit your application once you have completed your sections. After submission you cannot change or add information, but you can check the status of your references. The completed application must be SUBMITTED by the application deadline. 

Please note that upon submission you will receive a confirmation email.

If you have any questions, please contact