PhD fellowship program in Molecular Life Science, Germany

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Application Deadline:

  • November 15th, 2017