Here you can find all the information related to the ESO Fellowship Programme and the recruitment process.

The application deadline is every year on October 15.

If you are interested in applying for the ESO Fellowship in Germany or Chile, please read carefully the instructions for applicants

For a general overview of the ESO Fellowship Programme please download the ESO Fellowship brochure and click on the topics below for further details.


Also available is our FAQ page. Please send any question/request using one of the emails available on the contact page.

- Live Event -

On 30 September 2021 we hosted a Guided Virtual Tour of the ESO sites which was streamed live on YouTube.

Please check the recording of the tour to see the beautiful ESO permises including Paranal and for some details realated to the ESO Fellowship programme, the application process, the life at ESO etc.

You can also follow the #ESOfellowship hashtag on Twitter for more information about the programme and current fellows.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at ESO!


Current ESO Faculty, Fellows and Students

For more information about the current ESO Faculty, Fellows and Students and their research areas/ scientific interests, please see following links:

Garching Science Staff incl. Fellows

Chile Science Staff incl. Fellows

Past ESO Fellows

ESOCast 165: Fast-Track Your Career with the ESO Fellowship Programme

ESOCast 165 delves into life as an ESO Fellow, and explores the opportunities, experiences, and benefits ESO Fellows can enjoy working in the world’s foremost intergovernmental ground-based astronomy organisation.