Q: If I am successfully selected and I need a VISA, are the VISA costs covered?

A: Yes, the VISA costs will be covered.

Q: If I am selected for the in-person interview, will the traveling cost to the inteview be covered?

A: Yes, the travel costs to the interview will be covered.

Master degree

Q: Can I apply even if I have a master degree from a discipline which is not listed in the job offer?

A: You can apply if you have experience and skills matching with the offered position.

Q: I have not completed yet my master degree. I will defend my master thesis soon. Can I apply?

A: You can apply if you will have certainly defended your master degree before the start of the project.


Q: How many secondments there will be during the PhD project? And, how long are they?

A: Each project has about 2-3 secondments of 2-3 months each. Please refer to the project description to see how many secondments there will be in the chosen project.

Q: Will there be additional visits to other institutes during the project?

A: There might be short visits of about 1-2 weeks to another beneficiary or associated partner. It will be decided during the progress of the project.


Q: Can I apply even if I do not have experience with mass spectrometry?

A: Yes, you can apply. You will be trained for the methods and the instrumentation required in your project.


Q: Can I apply without specifying a preference for a specific project?

A: Yes, you can apply without specifying the preference for a specific project. However, it is highly recommended that you apply to specific project/s and motivate your choice.

Q: Can the motivation letter be longer than half page?

A: Yes, the motivation letter can be longer than half page, as this is only the recommended lenght.

Q: Should I include my trainings and interships in the motivation letter?

A: No, you do not have to include your trainings and interships in the motivation letter. They will be included in your Curriculum Vitae. You can mention your expertise referring to specific training to support your motivation to apply to the chosen projects.