The call for applications of the ISS 2021 is open!

The ISS 2021 will take place from 09 August until 17 September.

Important dates

  • 10 March 2021: Deadline for registration (12:00 noon CET)
  • 17 March 2021: Deadline for application (12:00 noon CET) 

Before you apply, please read the information below and on the FAQ page carefully. Check also the example application form to prepare your application.


To be eligible to apply for the ISS you need to have been successfully studying a life sciences related subject at university for a minimum of three years by the time of the ISS. Students currently studying for a Master's degree can also apply. Since the programme has a strong hands-on focus, you should have previous research experience.

The ISS is an international programme and applications are encouraged from students from all over the world. However, due to funding restrictions, German students or students studying in Germany at the time of the ISS are not eligible for consideration.

The international nature of the ISS means that the entire programme is held in English, so you need to be able to communicate in this language.

Application Process

Before you apply, please carefully read our FAQ section. For more information on registration and application, visit the "Registration & Application" page.