Unfortunately, we could not yet secure any funding for a full PhD with start in October 2024.
Therefore, there will be no call for the WS24 batch and you do not need to send us any application.
Thank you for your understanding!




You would like to write your PhD as a member of the EC2 Center/BIG-NSE PhD School and need a scholarship/position (for a planned PhD start in October 2023)?

Then congratulations, you are on the right page here!

For the next season (starting 10/2023), we currently have seven EC2/BIG-NSE scholarships/positions to offer.

Before you apply for one of the scholarships/positions, please have a look at our recruitment philosophy to be sure that the school is what you are looking for and that you have a chance of being accepted as a future PhD student. Please be aware that the application process is very competitive and that only the very best students from the world's most prestigious institutions stand a chance to be offered one of our scholarships/positions. Typically, not even 10% of our applicants are invited for an interview, and even less win one of our few grants.

As of 2019, the recruitment procedure of our center/school has changed. Applicants are now only allowed to apply for previously defined projects, which are usually announced at the beginning of October. The project leaders of UniSysCat submit project proposals to the members of the EC2/BIG-NSE Executive Board, who then decide which projects proposals are to be advertised on our website. The latest list of accepted project proposals can be found here.

ATTENTION: due to a technical problem, the application portal currently does not work: application documents have to be submitted by email, see details here.

Good luck, and we hope to see you soon in Berlin!