Application Form. The application form consists of several sections, covering your personal data, educational background, English skills and your motivation for applying and scientific interests. You will also be able to enter supporting information, such as awards, publications, memberships, research experience or special skills, to strengthen your application.
Picture of yourself (Although this is uncommon in many countries, a passport-picture sized portrait is part of a typical application in Germany and will help add a personal touch to your application.)
High school and university transcripts and diplomas, any additional relevant educational certificates you may have
Document showing English language skill (e.g. TOEFL test score). Please note that the following (and only these) are accepted as proof of English skills: native speaker, having completed a degree within the last two years in an English language educational system (official confirmation required), TOEFL, IELTS Academic or Cambridge certificate. English skills at least at level C1 of the European reference system are required (TOEFL: at least 88/120, IELTS: at least 6.5/9). The tests may not be older than two years.
If you take the TOEFL test, please enter code number 4424 as the score recipient to have official scores sent to us directly by the Educational Testing Service.
Letter of motivation: In your motivational letter, you should explain why you are applying to this program, why you consider yourself a suitable applicant and what your research interests are. This letter is an important document that will help us assess your motivation, interest and suitability for this program.
Any additional documents that you feel may strengthen your application. Please only include documents that are highly relevant to this specific application.