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You must satisfy the following conditions in order to apply for the EFSA Guest Programme Call.

Eligibility criteria 

a) Have a good knowledge of English (minimum level: B2 - according to CEFR). 
b) Meet the character requirements needed for the duties involved (e.g. a sworn affidavit to the effect that you have no criminal record). 
c) PhD candidates must prove that they are currently enrolled in a PhD program. 
d) Candidates from public administration / institutions or international government organisations should have the prior agreement of their organisation. 


EFSA applies a policy of equal opportunities and does not discriminate on any grounds. 

The screening of applications is made on the basis of the eligibility criteria, the candidates’ competencies and motivation and EFSA’s working priorities with due regard to an appropriate balance of nationality and gender. 
Steps of the selection procedure
  • The application shall be submitted online on the EFSA careers page. You need to fill in and sign electronically the application form in order to be considered a candidate.  
  • Eligible candidates will be shortlisted by EFSA taking into account:
    • the candidates' academic and professional background,
    • EFSA’s level of engagement with the country/institution of origin (e.g. existing cooperation agreements in non-EU countries, including ENP countries),
    • EFSA's priority areas (linked to EFSA’s strategy and work plan), 
    • European Commission’s priorities with the country of origin (for Pre-Accession countries and non-EU countries, including ENP), 
    • Novelty of knowledge area/expertise.
  • The shortlisted candidates may be asked to undergo a telephone or on-line interview to discuss suitability for the role, mutual expectations and possible starting date. 
  • Successful candidates will receive a placement offer, stating the starting date, the tasks, the duration and the list of documents to be submitted before the start date.
  • Before the period of placement starts, the selected candidate shall submit to EFSA a declaration outlining all interests overlapping with EFSA’s remit to ensure that no conflict between the interest(s) held by the candidate and those of the Authority may occur.
  • The placement of the offer may be either at the premises of EFSA or remotely. 
  • The duration of the placement will be specified by the relevant Head of Unit based on the project and cannot exceed the period mentioned in Article 3 of the relevant Decision of the Executive Director.
  • EFSA does not pay any financial contribution to the selected candidates or cover any expenses incurred by them, other than those related to the performance of their duties during their secondment.  
  • While the Call is open applications may be submitted at anytime and candidates can always update or withdraw their application.
  • Non-EU candidates are required to obtain the relevant visa. 
  • During the selection procedure EFSA protects the personal data of the applicants. Please read more on the Personal Data Protection.
For more information on the conditions of the EFSA Guest Programme, you can consult the ‘Decision of the Executive Director of EFSA on Guest Programme at EFSA

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