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IMB International PhD Program 2024 Germany

Initiate on your academic journey in Germany with exciting news! The IMB International PhD Program is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 term. This fully funded scholarship opportunity covers accommodation and travel expenses.

Open to international students, the IMB International PhD Program offers a chance to pursue a PhD degree in Mainz, Germany. The program, known as the International PhD Program (IPP), enables talented and enthusiastic learners to engage in cutting-edge biology research. Project themes include Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability, addressing vital issues in contemporary biology.

Our institutions encompass diverse expertise in biochemistry, genetics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and applied physics. Techniques available for study include CRISPR/Cas, NGS, gene network modeling, mass spectrometry, and super-resolution microscopy. Coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology, a recent center of excellence in life sciences, participating organizations include:

Discover a world-class research environment and initiate your academic pursuits through the IMB International PhD Program in Germany.

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Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: PhD
  • Institution(s): IMB
  • Study in: Mainz, Germany
  • Deadline: April 19, 2024 / November 26, 2024 ( The next summer call will open in spring 2024.)
  • Courses Offered:
    • Biochemistry
    • Genetics
    • Systems biology
    • Applied physics
    • Cell and developmental biology
    • Bioinformatics

Scholarship Coverage

IMB International PhD Program covers Costs for accommodation and travel.

Eligibility Criteria for IMB International PhD Program

To qualify for IMB International PhD Program, candidates must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Information required for application (click here to download an example)
  • Required Language: English
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries
  • Details of your degrees (BSc, MSc).
  • Details of any other post-graduate degrees, awards, honors or distinctions (description with a maximum of 250 words).
  • Details on research stay abroad during studies (if any).
  • Details of past research experiences.
  • A list of your publications (PubMed format, maximum of 300 words) and your conference contributions (title of presentation, date and location of the conference).
  • Which groups you are interested in working with; up to 5 may be selected. Please note: not all groups offer projects in every call.
  • A motivational statement describing your interest in the IPP and your chosen groups as well as your scientific goals (maximum of 300 words).

You will be asked to upload the following documents in PDF format:

  • Curriculum vitae (max size 3 MB).
  • A single file (max size 4 MB) containing:
    – University studies as far as completed.
    (including certificates of qualification and transcripts of records)
    – English language test certificate (not mandatory, only if available).
    – High school certificate (if available).

How to Apply for IMB International PhD Program?

Please follow below important instructions to avail this scholarship:

  • Online registration from here.

Register online  with your contact details and the details of at least two referees. Referees should be senior scientists, such as group leaders or professors at a university or research institute. These referees should know you well.

  • Online application form.

Once you have registered, you will immediately receive a link to your personalized online application form by e-mail. You find this link at the end of a guideline how to apply The application form will ask you to provide the information and documents.

As the form cannot be saved, we strongly advise you to prepare the necessary information before you begin. Texts can then be pasted into the form as required. The application must be completed in English.

  • Interview days.

About 25 – 30 shortlisted students will be invited to Mainz for interviews from 24 – 26 June 2021. The interviews will be held over 3 days and include presentations by the Group Leaders and the applicants as well as in-depth interviews in the group(s) you could imagine to work with. Costs for accommodation and travel (also intercontinental) are covered by the IPP.

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To know more about IMB International PhD Program, please visit the official website:

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