Ph.D. Applicant

Ph.D. position in the Perceiving Systems Department

How to apply:

Send applications in English to Please include:

  • cover letter explaining why you want to do a PhD in the Perceiving Systems Department
  • resume or CV
  • 1-2 page research statement
  • list of at least 3 references
  • scanned transcripts

Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.

If you prefer to send a hardcopy application, you may do so. Please address it to Melanie Feldhofer at the address listed on our CONTACT page.

Things we look for (not all required):

  • have research experience
  • have a Master's degree
  • have great grades
  • have letters from people who can talk about your research abilities
  • have letters from people who do research at an international level
  • have letter writers who are passionate about you
  • be passionate yourself
  • write well and present your CV and research statement well
  • have done something you think is important
  • want to do something important
  • know why you want a PhD
  • know why you want to do it with us
  • have failed or succeeded at something hard (it doesn't matter which)

Ways to be rejected:

  • you do not know anything about our department
  • you have not read any of our recent papers
  • your research statement is unrelated to our research
  • submit shoddy materials with grammar and spelling errors
  • fail to read this page


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Melanie Feldhofer
Department Manager