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Welcome to our scholarship database!
Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ): International PhD Programme
German Cancer Research Center
The PhD Program Office (M070)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
Tel.: +49 6221/423426
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International students holding a Master’s degree in (molecular) biology, (bio-)chemistry, physics, mathematics, computational biology, computer science, epidemiology/public health studies and related subjects are invited to apply for the international PhD programme.
PhD students are supported by a Thesis Advisory Committee, participate in scientific and professional skills courses, attend international conferences and receive career development support. The PhD programme’s teaching language is English. Full funding is provided for the duration of the PhD, either by the DKFZ, third-party sources or in collaboration with the DAAD within their Graduate School Scholarship Programme.
Research at the DKFZ is organised into the following programmes:
- Cell Biology and Tumor Biology
- Functional and Structural Genomics
- Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention
- Immunology and Cancer
- Imaging and Radiooncology
- Infection, Inflammation and Cancer
Internationals holding a Master’s degree in the natural sciences who wish to obtain a doctorate in the field of cancer research
Master of Science (MSc) or academic equivalent
Applicants who have not yet obtained their Master’s degree should have completed the Master’s degree no later than 6 months after being admitted to the PhD programme.
Number of Scholarships
36 PhD positions per year
All PhD positions at the DKFZ are fully funded for 3 years. The salaries are competitive by national and international standards in this field.
You will find the online application system as well as information on the application procedure here.
Application deadlines are 15 May and 15 December of each year.
- higher-education qualification: Master of Science (MSc) or academic equivalent
- very good school and academic records
- very good proficiency in English; please provide proof, e.g. TOEFL 95+ (internet-based), 240+ (computer-based) or 587+ (paper-based), IELTS 7.0 or CAE or equivalent
- 2 letters of recommendation
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