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 Events -

Ask our current fellows anything you want to know about the programme, the application process, life at ESO etc. Join us for 

  • A Twitter Q&A session, 17 September, 16:00 CEST. Head over to @ESO and look for or use the hashtags #askESO and #ESOfellowships to ask questions. 

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.