PhD Program

We are looking for highly qualified candidates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, neurosciencemathematicscomputer sciencephysics, data science and scientific computing and related areas to apply for the PhD program at ISTA.

The call for the 2024 PhD program will open in the 2nd half of October 2023. Deadline to submit your application will be 8 January 2024. 

Before applying for admission, please read the PhD Application and Admission page. Please also review the FAQ page and download the instructions for the online app.

If you have any questions about the PhD program, contact us.

ISTernship summer internship program

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree students interested in basic research in the fields of biologyneurosciencemathematicscomputer sciencephysics, data science and scientific computing and related areas are encouraged to apply for the ISTernship (“IST-” + “(int)ernship“) summer internship program.

The call for the ISTernship program summer 2023 is now closed. Please check back again in December 2023 for the 2024 ISTernship call. 

Before applying, please visit our ISTernship program page for more information. Please also review the FAQ page. You can find a list of participating professors here.

If you have any questions about the ISTernship program which are not answered by the FAQs, please contact us.

Scientific internships and research projects

Students who are either pursuing or have obtained a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in the natural or computer sciences, mathematics or any related discipline are eligible to apply for a scientific intern position at ISTA.

Students who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree program which requires the completion of a research project or internship as a part of the curriculum can also apply for an intern position at ISTA.

You should review the list of research groups to identify the topic that can be a good fit to your intended research projects. You should then contact the respective group leader directly.


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