DegreeDepending on the faculty, students will be awarded either a Dr rer nat, Dr Ing or PhDDoctoral degree awarded byCharité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin or Universität PotsdamIn cooperation withThe BSRT works in close association with the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT). It is a joint initiative of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam, Max Planck and Helmholtz institutes and other high-ranking research institutes in Berlin and Brandenburg.Course language(s)Courses are held in English (100%). Participants can choose to write their doctoral thesis either in German or in English.Admission semesterWinter semester onlyBeginningPlease visit our website at http://www.bsrt.de for the starting date of the programme.Programme durationThree yearsApplication deadlinePlease visit our website at http://www.bsrt.de for the application period.Course contentThe BSRT international PhD programme comprises a series of courses, seminars and research projects designed to equip the students with the essential skills to become effective scientists in Regenerative Medicine. Highly-motivated young scientists will find ample opportunities for independent research and interaction between biological, engineering and clinical research. Each student will receive joint supervision by top-class researchers from different disciplines.
Study abroad unit(s)Students will be highly encouraged to participate in international conferences and to go on a lab exchange with our partner universities: National University of Singapore, Stanford University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Seoul National University, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Oxford and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.General promotion / fundingGerman Research FoundationCourse-related German language coursesYesCourse-related English language coursesYesCourse objectivesRegenerative medicine combines pure science, materials science, clinical disciplines, and bio-technology with the goal of repairing or replacing tissues and organs. The goal of the BSRT is to prepare young scientists from different disciplines for a successful research career in this interdisciplinary field. A new type of scientist will be educated to have not only a profound understanding of their own field, but also a substantial understanding of the associated clinical needs and a broad knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biotechnology and biomaterials. Students will receive a Dr rer nat, Dr Ing or a PhD depending on the faculty.
- Introductory courses in complementary fields
- High-level courses in the specialist field
- Clinical and lab rotations
- Career guidance and mentoring committees
- PhD symposia from students for students
- Scientific presentation and writing
- Project planning and Clinical Development Processes
Tuition feesNo tuition feesEnrolment feesApprox. 270 EUR per semester. Fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in the Berlin metropolitan area.Costs of livingFunding by the BSRT will cover all living expenses.Funding opportunities within the universityThe BSRT provides stipends for a year. Students will receive approx. 1,400 EUR per month. After one year the stipend holder will get a contract (TV Charité) of about 65% for two years.
Language requirementsParticipation in an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or similar tests is highly recommended. An English test is not required if you are a native speaker or if you can prove that at least two years of your education were in English or at least one year was spent in an English-speaking country.Academic requirementsBiology Track: Applicants must hold a Master's, a German Diploma or an equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, bioengineering, immunology or veterinary medicine. A Dr rer nat degree will be awarded by the Humboldt-Universität, Freie Universität, Technische Universität or Universität Potsdam. A Dr vet med (veterinary medicine) will be awarded by the Freie Universität.
Engineering Track: Applicants must hold a Master's, a German Diploma or an equivalent degree in physics, chemistry, material science or engineering. A Dr Ing will be awarded by the Technische Universität. A Dr rer nat will be awarded by the Humboldt-Universität, Freie Universität, Technische Universität or Universität Potsdam.Where to applyPlease apply only online at: http://www.bsrt.de
You will find detailed information about the programme, the application requirements and the application procedure on this website.
Arrival supportStudents will receive support in all administrative matters upon their arrival (visa, bank account, accommodation, enrolment at the university).
Course websiteTotal number of students7,000Total percentage of international students10 %