Selection Process

The application windows can be found on our starting page.

Applicants will be chosen in a multi-step process based on their academic qualification, aptitude, motivation, scientific background and recommendations.

The most promising 20% of applicants will be invited to Munich for interviews at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry.

Candidates will go on guided tours through the participating institutes and will have the opportunity to get to know each other, staff and the faculty members and to gain an impression of Munich.

On the first day, all recruiting faculty members will present themselves, their research field and PhD projects. Candidates will have the opportunity to talk to group leaders, in particular those which they named as preference in their application.

On the second or third day, invited candidates will have one 30-minute interview with the selection committee. After each interview, all members of the selection committee individually evaluate the candidate. At the end of the interviewing process, candidates will be asked to name one (or more) research group(s) that they would like to join for their PhD.

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