Step-by-Step Application procedure


Step 1 - Online Eligibility Assessment (OEA)


In order to know if you are eligible to apply for this programme, please complete the Online Eligibility Assessment (OEA). Within some days you will receive an e-mail confirming if you are eligible to apply. If so, further information regarding the application process can be found in step 2. 


Complete the OEA here

Important: The OEA does not substitute the online application, but it helps to determine whether you are eligible to apply or not. Therefore we recommend that you submit the OEA first and only continue if you are invited to do so by us.


Step 2 - Fill in the Online Registration Form (ORF)

Complete the ORF here  (only fields with * are mandatory) - ORF is available from end of March until 15th May each year!

ORF is a complete online application. Thus please note that it is necessary to upload documents online (as PDF at best). Please do not send anything by postal mail!

Upload the following list of documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae in English (DO NOT include a photograph)
  • Signed motivation letter in English following our guideline (Download Guideline for Motivation Letter)
  • Previous University education certificates* and transcripts*
  • English language certification. We ONLY accept: TOEFL certificates** (IBT 90 points or higher) IELTS certificates (band 6 overall or higher); or Cambridge certificates (level B2), for German applicants 7 years English for Abitur are sufficienct (enclose Abiturzeugnis)
  • APS certificates (only necessary for applicants from China and Vietnam)


*Certificates and academic transcripts in languages other than English or German must be officially translated into English or German (certified translation).

**TOEFL code number 8692

Confirmation of receipt:

We will check your application for completeness and contact you if something is missing. The appication system will change the status to "in process" once we checked it.

We kindly ask you to refrain from enquiries upon the actual status of your application due to the high amount of applications. Selected candidates will be contacted by mid of June.