Can I apply even if I have not received my degree yet?
Yes. However, applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before enrolment (October of any given year), a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent programme in the country where the degree was obtained.
Is there an age limit?
EMBL does not have a strict age limit. However, we would like to point out that the average age of our 1st year students is 25 years.
What is the working language of EMBL?
Can I apply if I am a non-member state applicant?
I have my own funding. Does this guarantee a place in the programme?
Does it affect stipend levels if I am a non-member state student?
Do I have to provide GRE, IELTS or TOEFL scores?
How many reference letters are required for my application?
Where can I find more information about research at EMBL?
The Application Process
Is there an application fee, and how much is it?
What is the application process?
Is it possible to modify the application?
Can I upload my CV and recommendation letters?
I have problems uploading my documents. What should I do?
I would like to replace one of my referees. How can I do that?
My referee has not received a request to submit the reference letter for me. What should I do?
Will I be informed once the referees have completed their references?
Do I need to have my certificates translated into English and authenticated?
If I am unsuccessful in one selection, am I allowed to apply again in the next one?
Why does EMBL not offer phone interviews?'
PhD studies at EMBL
If I am accepted for the EMBL International PhD Programme, when am I to start?
How do I go about finding accommodation?
How do I go about finding a health insurance while working at EMBL?