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Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

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Programme Description

International students holding a Master’s degree in (molecular) biology, (bio-)chemistry, (bio-)physics, computational biology, computer science, epidemiology/public health studies and related subjects can apply for the International PhD Program.

PhD students are supported by a Thesis Advisory Committee, participate in scientific and professional skills courses, attend international conferences and receive career development support. The language of the PhD program is English. Full funding is provided for the duration of the PhD, either by the DKFZ, third party sources or in collaboration with the DAAD within their Graduate School Scholarship Program.

Research at the DKFZ is organized into the following programs with a lot of interaction and interdisciplinary PhD projects available across different topics:

  • link|https://www.dkfz.de/en/forschung/schwerpunkte/fsp-a.php?campaign=phd/stipend|Cell Biology and Tumor Biology
  • link|https://www.dkfz.de/en/forschung/schwerpunkte/fsp-b.php?campaign=phd/stipend|Functional and Structural Genomics
  • link|https://www.dkfz.de/en/forschung/schwerpunkte/fsp-c.php?campaign=phd/stipend|Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention
  • link|https://www.dkfz.de/en/forschung/schwerpunkte/fsp-d.php?campaign=phd/stipend|Tumor Immunology
  • link|https://www.dkfz.de/en/forschung/schwerpunkte/fsp-e.php?campaign=phd/stipend|Imaging and Radiooncology
  • link|https://www.dkfz.de/en/forschung/schwerpunkte/fsp-f.php?campaign=phd/stipend|Infection, Inflammation and Cancer
  • link|https://www.dkfz.de/en/forschung/schwerpunkte/fsp-g.php?campaign=phd/stipend|Translational Cancer Research

Target Group

Internationals holding a Master’s degree in the natural sciences who wish to obtain a doctorate in the field of cancer research.

Academic Requirements

Master of Science (MSc) or academic equivalent

Number of Scholarships

30 to 40 PhD positions per year

Duration

three years

Scholarship Value

All PhD positions at the DKFZ are fully funded for three years. The salaries are competitive by national and international standards in this field.

Application Papers

You will find the online application system as well as information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

Application deadlines are 5 January and 31 May of each year.

Application Requirements

  • higher-education qualification: Master of Science (MSc) or academic equivalent
  • very good school and academic records
  • very good proficiency in English
  • two letters of recommendation

Contact

German Cancer Research Center
The Graduate Program Office (M070)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Germany


Contact
Tel.: 06221/423420
Fax: 06221/422995
E-Mail: kontakt@dkfz.de

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