Calls and deadlines

You can apply for a PhD position through either the GSST open call with your own project description or for a predefined PhD project under the GSST calls on specific projects. 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.


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 February

February - March

End of March

1 May

1 May

May - June

End of June

1 August

1 August

August - September

End of September

1 November

1 November

November - December 

Beginning of January

1 February

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

NB:
 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.