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Deadlines for candidates for a PhD start at the Winter Semester 2015



Scholarship applications:

  • January 15 2015: Deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for a BIG-NSE scholarship (first round applicants: potential "Scholarship holders"). 

All applications have been examined by the recruitment committee of the Graduate School.

  • February 27: The best candidates have been invited to both interview rounds:
  • March 30: First interview round of the invited candidates: the first scholarships offers might be made
  • April 24: Second interview round of the invited candidates; Decisions about the admission of candidates will be communicated shortly after the interviews.
  • End of April: Deadline for accepting/declining offer of admission


Application as a fellow member (i.e., with external financing):

  • August 31: Deadline for application without scholarships
  • Mid September: Interviews of the candidates for a membership as a "Fellow"
  • End of September: Admission decision is e-mailed to fellow applicants


for all accepted BIG-NSE members:


October 1: Start of the Winter Semester. Beginning of the Initial Phase of the BIG-NSE PhD studies.