How to apply

We welcome applications from highly qualified students of all nationalities. Applicants must hold, at the time of starting their PhD, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent programme in the country where the degree was obtained. Applications need to be supported by academic reference letters and are evaluated solely based on qualification and scientific potential.

The programme usually has two rounds of recruitment per year,

  • Spring round, for students starting their PhD in the autumn.
  • Autumn round, for students starting their PhD in the spring.

Please keep an eye out for open positions on our Jobs web page.

Applicants, please note that the ESRF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interviews, processing, training or any other fees). The ESRF will not ask you for your bank details.