PhD Program

The call for applications for the 2024 Intake of our PhD Program is now closed. The next call will open in the second half of October 2024. Start date: September 2025.

Learn more on what the PhD program at ISTA has to offer here , for more details on the curricular set up consult this page

Inform yourself about how you can apply to the program and the process by taking a closer look at application page.

If you have further questions that are not answered in the pages above feel free to contact us.

ISTernship Summer Internship Program

The call for applications for the ISTernship Program 2024 Intake has closed on February 15, 2024 (15:00 CET). Late submissions will not be considered.

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. Applicants who graduated from a master’s or bachelor’s degree within a year from the program start date, are also eligible to apply.

All short-term mobility programs between ISTA and Russia have been suspended. As a result, any applicants currently enrolled in universities located in Russia are ineligible to apply for the 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 available research areas 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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