Please send your complete application form as a MS Word document
to until 28.02.2021.

To apply to our program you must have the following:

  • Application form (completed) submitted to before the deadline
  • An MD degree or a MSc degree or equivalent or anticipate receiving a university degree that would formally qualify you to enter our PhD program.
  • Research experience in a relevant scientific area (at least 6 months)
  • Contact details of two referees, at least one of them should have supervised you in a research project.
  • A high level of both spoken and written English
  • Applicants that do not hold an MD or MSc degree or equivalent from a European University must provide GPA scores.

We will recruit 15 candidates in this call, our application process is as follows:

The application form includes the following parts
  • Part 1: Please provide your personal information
  • Part 2: Please provide information regarding your education
  • Part 3: Please provide information regarding research experience.
  • Part 4: Please provide information for 2 referees.
  • Part 5: Describe your research Interests:
    Please provide information about the two PhD projects in CBD that are most interesting to you. Write a short and concise scientific reasoning why these projects are most interesting and how you would address the research questions (max. 200 words / project)
  • Part 6: Additional documents:
    Please provide a copy of your Diplomas / Certificates, transcript of grades, your CV and a motivation letter

The applications will be reviewed by the CBD faculty, and the most interesting applicants will be invited to Innsbruck for the interviews.

On-site interview (the visit runs for two days)
  • Day one: general introduction to the program, campus, and research groups, chalk talk presentation of the master thesis, panel interview with faculty.
  • Day two: meeting with research groups (match making). Successful candidates will be offered a position.
Tuition Fees

EU/EEA Citizens
Students from EU/EEA member states are exempt from tuition fees for four years. For the first 8 semesters you only have to pay the students’ union fee (in the amount of approx. 20€/semester). After four years (8 semesters), you have to pay the tuition fee (363.36 €/semester), plus the students’ union fee.

Students who are citizens of a non-EU/EEA country can apply to be exempted from tuition fees.

  • application form
  • copy of diplomas/certificates
  • transcript of grades
  • CV
  • motivation letter