Apply here for open calls and calls on specific projects

Application guide

Before you apply
 please read the Application Guide, since this contains important information regarding application content, formal requirements, etc.

Apply here

You can apply for a PhD position through either:

  • the GSST open call with your own project description
  • the GSST call on specific projects with a predefined PhD project. All predefined PhD projects will be announced here - please note that the list is regularly updated. The list will be complete approximately two weeks before application deadline.

PhD application deadlines

There are four yearly PhD application deadlines. The deadlines are the same for both applications on open calls and specific projects:

Closing dates

Review of applications

Decision informed to applicants

Start date at the earliest*

1 Feb

Feb - March

End of March

1 May

1 May

May - June

End of June

1 Aug

1 Aug

Aug - Sep

End of Sep

1 Nov

1 Nov

Nov - Dec

Beginning of Jan

1 Feb

*The start date depends on various factors, e.g. conditions met, getting a study- and residence permit (international students), etc.

Call deadlines are at 11.59 PM MET.

  • Within an application round you can apply for various projects, but please note that GSST only evaluates one application per applicant per project.
  • If you submit more than one application for the same project, GSST reserves the right to evaluate only the latest received application.