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Regenerative Sciences

Hannover Medical School

36 months
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The Regenerative Sciences program at Hannover Medical School was developed as part of the Cluster of Excellence REBIRTH - ‘From Regenerative Biology to Reconstructive Therapy'. 


The interdisciplinary program at Hannover Medical School integrates all scientific and technological disciplines that are relevant for regenerative medicine. At the same time the PhD program Regenerative Sciences is integrated in the Graduate School of Excellence HBRS - Hannover Biomedical Research School. 

Learning outcomes

Regenerative Sciences students enrolled in the program thus profit from extensive experience in two different though complementary areas: they are part of a lively and diverse scientific community in regenerative medicine as well as integrated into a graduate school hosting a diversity of different programs with long years of experience in teaching graduate students from a large variety of backgrounds.

Each year up to 20 students from all over the world are accepted into the program. Students who hold a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Life or Natural Sciences, or a biomedical Engineering discipline are welcome to apply. Besides a good command of English applicants should have a strong interest in regenerative sciences and approximately 6 months of research experience.

The major focus of the three year PhD program is an individual research project carried out in the principle supervisor's lab. Furthermore, each student has two co-supervisors whose own research foci are closely related to the PhD project but who come from outside the supervisor's department. During the first two years lab work is complemented by weekly seminars and tutorials taught by REBIRTH faculty members covering the different aspects of regenerative sciences. Additionally, each student follows an individualized curriculum including lectures, seminars, summer schools and the like tailored to his or her specific PhD project. The PhD program covers a total of 300 teaching hours within 3 years. (The complete curriculum of the PhD program 'Regenerative Sciences' is available here.) Students graduate from the program either with a Dr. rer. nat. (life and natural scientists only) or a PhD awarded by HBRS and Hannover Medical School.


Students graduate from the program either with a PhD or a Dr. rer. nat. (natural or life scientists only) jointly awarded by HBRS and Hannover Medical School.

Programme Structure

  • basic topics in regenerative sciences
  • regeneration of the 4 organ systems covered in REBIRTH (i.e. blood, heart, lung, liver)
  • additional organ systems
  • enabling technologies
  • regulations and processes involved in translation from bench to bedside

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in life or natural sciences, human or veterinary medicine, or in a biomedical engineering discipline. 
  • have research experience, be highly motivated and have a well-documented interest in regenerative sciences.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Hannover

740 - 1117 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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