Application steps

IBR offers an easy and convenient way to apply for the Global PhD. The following steps are designed to facilitate the application process:

Step 1: Consultation

Contact IBR for a personal consultation on the Global PhD. We may arrange a one-on-one meeting with you or call you at any time of your convenience. The purpose of a consultation is to assist you in determining whether the Global PhD could be of benefit to you in terms of your future career aspirations.

A consultation my also assist you in finding out whether you are qualified for enrolment. Furthermore, you may want to inquire whether and how you would be able to combine your current work and workload with the requirements of the PhD.

Step 2: Personal interview

Face-to-face interviews will be arranged for you or via web conferencing with our one of our research professors at any time of your convenience. You will be interviewed in English or German.

The purpose of the interview will be to explore the fit between your personal development objectives and the application requirements for the Global PhD.

Step 3: Online application

Following a successful personal interview, you will receive a preliminary login and password to start the online application for the Global PhD. Upon receipt IBR will verify all documents.

Step 4: Admissions decision

IBR will communicate the final admissions decision within three days after you completed the online application.

Step 5: Equipping you to study        

Expect a warm welcome from our Global Service Centre. Relax and let it guide you on this journey into the Global PhD.

That’s it!