The ESO research studentship programme provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to experience the exciting scientific environment at one of the world's leading observatories. ESO's studentship positions are open to students enrolled in a university PhD programme in astronomy or related fields. Students accepted into the programme work on their doctoral project under the formal supervision of their home university, but they come to ESO to work and study under the co-supervision of an ESO staff astronomer for a period of between one and two years.
Applications for ESO Studentships – First Annual Call
Studentships may be hosted either at ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany) or at ESO Offices in Santiago (Chile). Interested applicants are encouraged to watch the special ESOcast Fast Track Your Career with the ESO Studentship Programmes and the video of the Guided Virtual Tour of the ESO sites. The tour was broadcast live on 5 November 2020 and represents a chance for students interested in the Studentship programme to learn more about the programme and application process, discover the ESO sites and learn more about the life of students at ESO, both in Germany and Chile. A factsheet called ESO Studentship Programme at a glance is also available.
The studentship selection takes place twice per year, in May and November. More details are available at the ESO Studentship Programme webpage. For information about the application procedure and the required material, please see the ESO recruitment portal, with separate application forms for studentships in Europe and Chile.
The closing date for this application round is 31 May 2021.