The application tool is now closed
The next application round will begin December 2020.
The application period normally runs from December to March. In general, positions and courses start in October 2020.
An admission committee will screen applications on a rolling basis. Applicants who present a detailed offer by another doctoral program may ask the admission committee for an early decision on their admission.
All documents must either be in English or German (with the exception of the letter of motivation and CV, which must be in English). Documents in other languages will need to be submitted with a certified translation into either English or German.
The application procedure takes place via an online application tool. You will first need to generate an individual account. Once this is done, you can log into the system with your personal login and password.
The system allows you to modify your application as often as you want, but you must submit your application by March 2, 2020, noon at the latest.
Openings at the ifo institute are posted directly to their website. You can also apply for those positions on their website.
We highly recommend to submit the application a few days before the deadline.
This serves to avoid any submission problems due to server overload, which may occur if too many users try to submit their application at once.