The 3-year study program is aimed at university post-graduates (MSc/Diploma or equivalent) in life science fields as well as those who have graduated in human or veterinary medicine. Candidates should be highly motivated, have an active interest in the field of infection biology and have experience of laboratory work. An overview of our selection criteria can be found here.
English is the teaching and communication language of the program, therefore excellent English skills are a basic requirement. Proficiency is to be attested by certificates (TOEFL, IELTS etc.) or a short statement showing that you are a native speaker or have carried out higher-education studies in English. Your fluency will be assessed in the interview.
The number of participants for the PhD course is limited to 20 per year.
For further information regarding whether or not you are eligible to apply please refer to the Application Procedure and FAQs.
All important information can be found in the International Student Guide.
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