Applications are invited for DKFZ PhD Program to conduct research at the forefront of basic and translational cancer research. The typical duration of the PhD program is three years. During this time, students are fully funded by DKFZ fellowships or third-party funding. All PhD students at the DKFZ are enrolled at the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research, regardless of how they are funded. There is no tuition fee. The next application deadline is 5th January 2016 for the 2015/16 Winter Selection.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded to conduct research at the forefront of basic and translational cancer research.
Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme at Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research.
Scholarship Provider: German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
- Applicants holding (or expecting to hold) a university master's degree (MSc or equivalent) including a written master's research thesis are eligible to apply. PhD students typically have a background in (molecular) biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry, chemistry, and physics, mathematics, and computer science or epidemiology/public health studies.
- Applicants still studying for their degree should anticipate receiving it not later than 6 months after the application deadline. A provisional certificate or bona fide statement from the University, stating the examination marks already obtained, should be provided.
- A language test for English is requested for all applicants except those coming from Germany, as well as native English speakers from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and USA. No proof of English is required if the language of your studies was in English, as stated on your degree certificate and/or transcript record.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research in Heidelberg is the interdisciplinary and international PhD program for all students working at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). The DKFZ is Germany's largest biomedical research institute and has an international and dynamic work environment, providing students with access to state-of-the-art research facilities and exceptional resources. More than 550 PhD students in over 90 divisions and research groups carry out research to unravel the causes and mechanisms of cancer development and to identify novel tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The typical duration of the PhD program is three years.
What does it cover? The typical duration of the PhD program is three years. During this time, students are fully funded by DKFZ fellowships or third-party funding. These salaries are competitive by national standards. There is no tuition fee. All PhD students at the DKFZ are enrolled at the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research, regardless of how they are funded. Students awarded a PhD position through the biannual selection rounds are funded either by a fellowship or by third-party funding from their group leaders. There are several types of DKFZ fellowships available. Many students are funded by a Graduate School Fellowship. In addition, two other types of fellowship are awarded: A “Melanie and Eduard zur Hausen” Fellowship and an “Annemarie Poustka” Fellowship.
Selection Criteria: During the interviews, aspects such as intellectual brightness, creativity, perseverance, independent thinking and the ability to work in a team will be evaluated.
Notification: Applications will be evaluated within 4 weeks of the deadline. The DKFZ will inform applicants immediately and invite successful candidates for the interviews. The interviews take place in Heidelberg about 6-8 weeks after the application deadline and last 3 days. About three times more candidates are invited than the number they eventually accept.
How to Apply: Please apply using online Application System.
Scholarship Application Deadline: There are two application rounds each year, one in winter and one in summer. The next application deadline is 5th January 2016 for the 2015/16 Winter Selection.