The call for PhD students wishing to enter in September 2023 is now open! Access the application portal here.
HOW DO I APPLY?
ISTA processes applications to its PhD program once a year. The application portal will open in the Fall (2nd half of October). To apply, you have to create an online account, which will allow you to track your application through its various stages. We do not accept applications and documents received outside of this system.
Deadline to submit your application is 8 January 2023 by 3.00 PM CET. Referees have until 15 January 2023 to submit recommendation.
Please download the instructions manual here.
Please fill out the form using a web browser on a desktop computer. Web browsers on mobile devices (i.e. Android, iPhone, iPad, etc.) are not supported.
WHAT APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED?
We ask you to upload the following documents to the application portal:
- Statement of purpose that explains your research experience and your motivation for applying to the ISTA PhD program. It should be 1-2 pages maximum. In your statement, specify up to three research groups you find the most interesting. At this stage you do not need to contact potential supervisors.
- University transcripts and diplomas of all degree programs and all years you have attended and/or are currently enrolled in (in English and in original language)
- Contact information of 3 referees
All documents have to be submitted in English and copies of university transcripts also in their original language.