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:
Review of applications
Decision informed to applicants
Start date at the earliest*
February - March
End of March
May - June
End of June
August - September
End of September
November - December
Beginning of January
*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.