Instructions for Applying Online

Please read all of the instructions below before starting your online application.

Please use our Online Application Tool to apply for the graduate program. 

We only accept online applications that are complete. Any late or incomplete applications will be rejected and deleted from our databank. Please do not send any written or email applications to the coordination office. We are not able to process or return them.

Timeline of important dates

2018/2019 Application window for positions available for IMPRS-TP traditional PhD and joint Residency/PhD training program in the field of psychiatry and neuroscience is now closed. 

  • All applications had to be submitted through our Online Application Tool.
  • Application deadline was: December 16 2019 (12:00 - noon CET).
  • Deadline for references: December 20, 2019 (12:00 - noon CET).
  • Candidates will be notified by End of January 2020.
  • Interview-days in Munich: March 4-6, 2020.

Travel expenses and accommodation for the interview will be covered by IMPRS-TP, where applicable.


For detailed information about our application requirements see Who Qualifies.

Please note that you need to have completed your Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field or MD prior to starting the PhD program, but not necessarily at the time of application. 

We highly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. This may be helpful should you run into any problems during the application process, e.g. if one of your referees does not submit a recommendation in a timely manner you would have sufficient time to deal with the situation.

In your application, please select up to 3 research groups you are interested in working with. You can find details about research areas and participating research groups on our webpage.

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