Pease keep in mind!

General remarks

  • we do not accept any hardcopies by mail or fax

  • zip-or rar-files will be rejected

  • upload of supporting documents only as one pdf-file (max.= 25 pages)

  • all submitted documents must be in English or in German

  • before you start the registration, have all documents at hand

  • your referees will be contacted automatically by the application program


  • You cannot change your data once they are submitted! If there is a need to change something, please contact the Coordination Office.

  • Reviewing of applications is a time consuming process and can take up to 4 weeks after the deadline.

  • If you contact the coordination office, please mention your registration code in the subject of your e-mail.

  • Further information regarding your application and other issues is summarized under Frequently Asked Questions.

Application for Ph.D. study

The Application

The registration for the autumn term 2019 is open!
Deadline for registration on February 28, 2019!

Letters from the referees for the autumn term 2019 will accepted until March 7, 2019 !

1. Online registration:

The first step of the application process is the online registration. You will be asked to enter your personal data and information regarding your previous academic studies. The application program will ask you for two academic teachers or supervisors who are able and willing to evaluate your personality, experience, and intellectual merit. Please select up to five potential thesis supervisors from the list of research group leaders. At the end of the online registration you must upload your certificates and other supporting documents as a single PDF-file.
Successful online registration is confirmed directly on your screen and within 30 min by e-mail. This e-mail contains a registration code required for the entire application process.

2. Supporting documents:

Before you start the online registration you should prepare a single PDF-file of your certificates and other supporting documents.

To avoid confusion we ask you to prepare the file in the following order:
• curriculum vitae in short form
• transcripts / record of study / diplomas, e.g. Bachelor's or Master's degree
• (TOEFL /IELTS, GRE, honors and awards (if available, not mandatory)
• Publications (only first page)
Note: Upload only in PDF-FORMAT!!! ZIP-files will be deleted!!!

3. Reference letters:

Email requests with the registration code and the link will be automatically send to your referees by the database system. Your referees will be asked to upload their recommendation letters onto our server. They can upload a normal recommendation letter or they can use our referee report form. After submitting the referee reports your referees and you will get confirmations by e-mail. If it is necessary to change a referee during the application process or if there are any other problems please contact the coordination office.

 To register for the autumn term 2019 of our PhD Program in Condensed Matter Science, please click "Registration"


Please Note: Your personal data will be stored only for application and admission purposes. According to the German privacy law all data of unsuccessful applicants will be deleted after completion of the selection procedure.

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