Selection Process

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a Selection Symposium. The next Selection Symposium will be held in Bonn in February 2024. The format for the 3-day symposium involves:

  1. Panel interviews – interviews with members of the Selection Committee where candidates give a presentation on a prior research project
  2. Individual meetings – individual interviews with mentoring Principal Investigators (PIs) who have PhD positions available in their labs
  3. Meeting current IMPRS PhD students

The Selection Committee decides on eligibility for admission to the IMPRS for Brain & Behavior program and will announce decisions by email shortly after the meeting. The positions must start no later than October 2024.

Important: Acceptance into our graduate school is based upon (1) the decision of the Selection Committee that an applicant is qualified for admission, (2) a successful match with an IMPRS mentoring PI, and (3) meeting the matriculation requirements of the University of Bonn.

The next round of applications will start in August 2023.


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