Fully Funded IMPRS International PhD Scholarships 2018, Germany


Scholarship Description: The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) is proud to offer up to 10 fully funded PhD positions to study in Germany. International students are eligible to apply for these positions.

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “From Molecules to Organisms” provides excellent interdisciplinary training across the disciplines of structural, molecular, cellular and developmental biology as well as bioinformatics, genomics, and evolutionary biology.

The school’s aim is to endow the next generation of scientists with the knowledge and skills to study complex biological processes, which cannot be adequately understood within the limits of single disciplines, in the context of entire organisms.

Degree Level: Positions are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.

Courses Available:

Research topics offered to the students are drawn from the following traditionally separate fields:

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry and structural biology
  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Developmental biology and genetics
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Microbiome science
  • Evolutionary biology and ecology

Worth Of Scholarship:

All PhD positions are fully funded, usually through support contracts from the Max Planck Society or equivalent contracts from the University of Tübingen. The contracts include complete coverage by the German social security system, as well as health insurance. PhD students can expect to have a disposable income of at least 1200€ per month.

Funding is usually awarded for three years in the first instance. Funding will be extended into a fourth year if warranted by the circumstances of the PhD project.

There are no tuition fees. Enrollment (matriculation) at the University of Tübingen is optional and costs approximately 150 €/semester.

Eligible Nationalities: 

International students are eligible to apply for these positions.

Eligibility Criteria: 

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, a degree in natural or computer science from a Masters, Diploma or equivalent program. Your current skills and knowledge should match well with your proposed area of doctoral research. To start in September 2018, all degree work must be finished by September 1, 2018. Feel free to contact the IMPRS Coordinator for additional information.


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