PhD in-kind program

  • You want to experience an inspiring international environment?
  • You seek to get in touch with Infineon's global international partner companies and connect to peers and build contacts in the industry?
  • You aspire to develop your skills through technical training?
  • You want 4400€ in-kind support for traveling to conferences and workshops?

The IPCEI In-Kind PhD program serves to support microelectronic education in Europe. Any PhD student working on a thesis in the STEM field at an European university can apply for our In-Kind support.

The In-Kind support consists of access to internal trainings & events, networking possibilities within the company, exposure in academic settings provided by Infineon and reimbursement for travel & accommodation expenses for approved trainings, events, conferences etc.

Benefits for in-kind PhD's

  • Internal & external events and conferences
    Presenting PhD thesis, exchanging knowledge, extending network at the
    - University Day
    - Summer-/Winterschool
    - 30 min. Expert Tech Talk
    - Guided Tours/Site Visit
  • 4400€ in-kind support
    Travel and accommodation expenses for events, trainings and workshops as well as conference and participation fees will be covered.
  • Trainings & workshops
    Improving personal and professional competencies through trainings and workshops adapted to the PhDs.
  • Exploring Alps-Adriatic Region
    With its 200 lakes and over 350 mountains the Alps region Carinthia, bordering to Italy and Slovenia, invites to discover the Alps-Adriatic Region with the support of the Carinthian International Center.

Application process

In order to apply you must be studying in the STEM field at a university located in our Eastern or Southeastern European target countries.

Required documents:

  • CV
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Transcript of records
  • Highest completed educational certificate

Upon receiving your documents we’ll review them and get back to you for further talks to decide if we can offer you a place in Infineon’s In-Kind PhD Program.


This work is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology  and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs, and implemented by Austria Wirschaftsservice (aws) and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the frame of the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on Microelectronics. The IPCEI on Microelectronics is also funded by Public Authorities from Germany, France, Italy and U.K.