Application process

The application process for the current round ended already at 6 July 2018. No applications are accepted by now anymore.
The procedure of the last round was the following: We expected to receive a single electronic document (preferably in PDF format) sent to, which had to contain the following parts:

  • a short motivation letter
  • a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • names and contact details of at least 2 references (the letters should be available to us by the corresponding deadline)
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts
  • Certificates (with grades)

  • Selection procedure

    The selected students were notified after the deadline for application and asked to choose - in a ranking procedure - at least three of the 14 projects with brief justifications.
    The interviews then took place personally or via a video conference call with the Executive Committee and the supervisors of the three chosen projects. During the interviews, the candidates were asked to

  • present a motivation for joining the RTG,
  • give a short talk about your master thesis, and
  • discuss a publication related to the topic of the RTG, which were sent to the candidates before

  • The final decision was made and communicated within a few days thereafter.