PhD fellowship program in Molecular Life Science IMPRS-LS) is available at Max Planck Research School, Germany. The IMPRS-LS jointly conducted by Munich Based Max Planck Institutes and Universities., is an internationally recognized center of scientific and educational excellence.
a.) Entry level for doctoral studies:
- Master of Science degree or an equivalent degree
- Most applicants either have a combination of BSc and MSc (with a total equivalent of 300 ECTS credits) or a five-year integrated MSc.
- We expect your academic background to be either in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience or related disciplines.
b.) Entry level for Masters Studies:
- Applicants with a 4-year first class BSc hons or MSci degree from UK
- Applicants with a first class BSc degree awarded by European Universities (equivalent to 240 ECTS credits) are eligible to apply.
- Applicants with a 4-year BSc degree awarded by Universities outside the European Bologna System typically are not eligible to apply.
- This includes BSc degrees awarded by universities from Asia, Africa and Turkey. However, it is possible to apply for the fast track program with such a degree (see below).
c.) Fast track program
- Applicants with a three-year BSc degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) typically are not eligible to apply unless they intend to join a research group that is affiliated with the school’s research branch “Circuit Neuroscience”.
- In that case, a cooperation with the LMU-Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences(link is external) will allow enrollment as doctoral student (and joint affiliation with both PhD programs).
- The so-called Fast track program (link is external)includes a very intense additional first year comprised of courses, practicals and lab-rotations. The goal is to bring fast track students up to the level of MSc students within the first year of studies. PhD thesis research will start in the second year.
- November 15th, 2017