Selection Procedure for International Students

Unless there is a specific call for a research training progamme the Graduate School will continuously screen incoming applications and assess their quality. There is no deadline for applications! A preliminary rating, based on the information provided in the application form, will take into account the characteristics of the national educational system, the level of studies completed and the final grades obtained. Promising applications will be forwarded to the appropriate research departments at regular intervals.

Suitable candidates may then be invited for interview to Bochum. Interviews include a research presentation with scientific discussion, and may involve some lab work. The final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of aptitude to carry research projects, potential for excellence and scientific quality as well as the availability of funding.