IMPRS-UFAST Call 2022/2023 for PhD Applications is closed!

How to apply to our PhD program

IMPRS UFAST is an interdisciplinary program and it is important that you get a good overview of the various research areas covered by the Research School. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the different fields of research and the research interests of the individual faculty members. Which areas do you find particularly interesting? Who are the potential supervisors in your chosen area(s)?

Be thorough in the preparation of your application. Admission to IMPRS UFAST is competitive and we will have to go through many applications in a short period of time. It is highly recommended that you carefully read the "Guidelines for a successful application to the IMPRS UFAST PhD program" before you start to prepare your application! Here is a summary, but make sure that you follow all the steps outlined in the guidelines document.

We can only consider complete applications that have reached us within the deadline (November 15th, 2022). Please note that you will need to complete the online form and upload all supporting documents in one step. It will not be possible to log onto the application system again to amend or complete parts of your application.


Online application only

Please note that the Applications must be submitted using the online application form. We are unable to consider any applications sent to us via email or mail.

Required documents

your complete application should include the following documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2) Letter of Motivation and Research Interests

3) Abstract of your Master thesis (in English)

4) Master Degree Certificate and Master Transcript

5) Bachelor Degree Certificate and Bachelor Transcript 

6) English Language Test certificate (for students whose first language is not English)

Submitting the application

Once you have sucessfully completed your online application and uploaded your application's document, you will receive a notice of arrival.


You must provide two letters of reference as part of your application. Once we have received and accepted your application, we will send you an email with the reference form and an email address.You should forward this email to your chosen referees.

IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to contact your referees when you receive an email from us, so that they can send their letter of reference to the address we provide.


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