This is your opportunity to change the energy future.

The InnoEnergy PhD School looks forward to receiving applications at any time. Find out what we are looking for in a candidate and his or her research, whether you meet the application criteria, and what documents you need to prepare. Make sure you’ve got the support of your supervisor and your university, and then fill in the online application form. We look forward to hearing from you.

Current application dates

The InnoEnergy PhD School is open for applications at all times. However, the evaluation committee that decides which applicants to accept meets twice a year, usually in March-April and November.

How to apply: Overview

Step 1: Review the admission criteria

Before applying, make sure you can meet all the admission criteria. We are looking for doctoral candidates who:

  • Can demonstrate an interest in innovation in the energy field
  • Wish to turn research into viable business opportunities
  • Are working on a thesis with strong potential for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Have a strong industry connection for their thesis
  • Are actively looking to make an impact with their research

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Step 2: Prepare the required documents

You will need to upload a number of documents with your application form, including:

  • Your CV or résumé
  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • A cover letter explaining your reasons for applying
  • Letter of support from your thesis supervisor
  • Letter of interest from your industrial partner(s)
  • Transcripts and certificates of your Master’s degree
  • A passport-style photo or similar head-shot for name badges, security passes etc.

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Step 3: Complete the online application form

The form is available here, and takes about 20-30 minutes to fill in.

Find the application page here.

Step 4: After application

All applications are assessed by the InnoEnergy PhD School evaluation committee, which meets twice a year: usually in March-April and November. The evaluation committee ranks all applicants, and calls top-ranked applicants for a series of face-to-face interviews and a day-long assessment centre.

Once completed, all applicants are informed of the outcome of the selection process.

Step 5: For accepted candidates

If you are successful, you will be offered provisional acceptance into the InnoEnergy PhD School. To confirm your acceptance, you will need to define a personal training plan. This aims to ensure the best follow-up for your chosen activities and to allocate the right budget for your participation in the InnoEnergy PhD School.

Your enrolment in the InnoEnergy PhD School begins with a formal agreement between InnoEnergy and your employer, and lasts for as long as you are paid for research project.