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It is possible to apply for a position as a doctoral student at KSIST at any time.

Currently only doctoral students who already have a PhD position at KIT can apply for a position at KSIST, provided that the supervisor endorses the participation to the KSIST training program. Furthermore, the envisaged research area has to be related to at least one of the KCIST research topics.   

In order to apply for a position as a doctoral student at KSIST, please send your application per email to info∂kcist.kit.edu.

The application must include the following documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Institute and department at KIT
  • Starting date of PhD position
  • Current financial source
  • Preliminary PhD thesis title
  • Endorsement letter signed by the supervisor of the PhD thesis. This can (must not) be a separate email


Subject of the application email: "Application as KSIST doctoral student"

Attachment: All required documents (possibly as a single pdf file if not exceeding 8 MB).