The summer call for the IPP is now closed - the next call will open in September

Important dates

Are you thinking about applying to the IPP? We recruit PhD students exclusively via IPP calls twice a year - once in summer and once in winter. You can find an overview about our recruitment procedure, including the specific dates for our open call, below.

Summer Call 2023:

  • All applicants will be informed about the result of the selection process in May 2023. We cannot answer status requests before.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to Interview Days at IMB, which will be held 19 - 21 June 2023
  • Successful applicants will start their PhD studies between August 2023 and February 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply to the IPP you must provide the following:

  • Fully completed application form submitted before the relevant deadline

  • A Master degree or equivalent (1st Class BA Hons or BSc Hons) or anticipate receiving before enrolment

  • Full details of two referees, at least one of them should have supervised you in a research project

  • High level of both spoken and written English

How to Apply

We want to attract the brightest, most creative and ambitious students in the field of life sciences from all over the world and we receive around 500 applications each call.
During an ongoing call, you need to take the following steps to be admitted to the IPP



Step 1: Have a look at the Projects Offered.

Step 2: Apply via our online platform on Registration & Application.

Step 3: After thorough evaluation of all completed applications, we invite the best candidates for the IPP Interview Days.