Application tracks

Application tracks

The same application form needs to be completed for either track described below. The completed form must be written in English and can be sent by email to the administration office (

Track 1 ► toward track 2

The track 1 option enables the candidate to have a training period in a host laboratory for a maximum period of 6 months (please be aware that special visa conditions may apply for applications from outside of the EU) . The candidate may contact the host laboratory PI at any time during the year to  apply as a track 1 trainee.  Once accepted as a trainee the candidate must officially apply (before the end of the 6 month period) for selection into the PhD programme (deadline for application is twice a year) as explained below for track 2.


Track 2

Initial decisions (step 1) are made by an Admission Committee after review of applications and possible skype interviews.


This will be followed by an invitation (step 2) of the selected candidates to participate in person to a 2 day visit, with an oral presentation and personal interviews.

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