Online application

Applications for the 2018 YSSP will be accepted 3 October 2017 - 11 January 2018

Should you wish to preview all the online application questions, you may view the pdf version here.

Submitting an application

The application process is simple and convenient. It is not necessary to complete the entire application at once; you can always add information and make changes, then leave the site and come back later. Before sending your application you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant program representatives to find out about mutual interest in your intended research.

The following steps will guide you through the process: 

  • Step 1: Create a new application
    This option allows you to start a new application, and it requires only your name, an Email address and a security question. Your Email allows you to prepare and edit the application.
    Until the application deadline you can create a new application, edit an existing application, and submit the completed application to the program.

  • Step 2: Fill in your application

    The application requires filling in a number of boxes that ask you to provide data about your research interests, CV, motivation for applying to the program, and names of two references.

  • Step 3: Submit your application
    When you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email and further instructions. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be changed.

Reference letters

Applications cannot be considered unless your reference letters have been received. Upon finalization of your application we will send requests for recommendation to the referees proposed by applicants. They will have time to upload their letters until 15 January 2018.


Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 12, 2018.

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Last edited: 11 December 2017


Tanja Huber

YSSP Coordinator & Team Leader

Young Scientists Summer Program

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Aleksandra Cofala

Postdoc Coordinator & YSSP Administrative Assistant

Young Scientists Summer Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 436

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