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Information on the job application process

Answers to some of the frequently-asked questions about our application process.

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Frequently-asked questions about our application process

What documents will I need to provide?

 Your application should consist of three parts, and include a cover letter, a résumé, as well as transcripts and (where applicable) certificates.

In what format should these documents be submitted?

We very much welcome electronic submissions, as these allow us to process applications much more quickly. If you are submitting your application in electronic format, please ensure that all of the documents to be submitted are combined into one file (preferably in PDF format), and that the file's overall size does not exceed 10 MB. You will not be disadvantaged in any way should you wish to send us your application in hard copy and by mail. In this case, please remember to include a stamped, addressed envelope with sufficient postage, or we will be unable to return your documents.

Will I be reimbursed for travel and, where appropriate, accommodation expenses?

Unfortunately, we are not usually in a position to reimburse travel costs.

How long will it take to process my application?

This can vary, and will depend on (among other things) the relevant functional or administrative unit your application relates to, as well as the number of applications received. We will endeavor to provide you with an update on progress, and a final response, as soon as possible.

Can I submit a speculative application?

If you haven't found a suitable vacancy in our Vacancies section, please feel free to submit a speculative application by emailing bewerbung[at]