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The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #66 (QS) ,
 The vision of the Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School is to attract the best and brightest doctoral researchers from around the world to pursue doctoral studies at Heidelberg University by offering excellent research opportunities and comprehensive academic and complementary training in a vibrant and stimulating scientific environment.

About

The Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School (HBIGS) was founded in October 2007. 

The focus of the Graduate School on molecular and cellular biology takes into account that molecular and cellular biology provides the conceptual and technological foundation on which most other fields, sub-disciplines and specialized areas of life and biosciences rest - from structural biology to bioinformatics, from molecular medicine to biotechnology, and from immunology to systems biology.

A higher qualification in molecular and cellular biology will, therefore, prepare graduates for leading positions in all areas where in-depth knowledge of biological processes is required - be it in academia, industry or the public sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 5 years. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The HBIGS Core Course is the central element in the structured training concept of the Graduate School. At the start of the PhD, all graduate students will attend a mandatory, intensive and all day introductory course in molecular and cellular biology, consisting of research lectures, tutorial/seminars and practical courses. In addition, the graduate students will receive training in soft skills and attend lectures in professional standards. 
  • The PhD core course consists of obligatory and elective modular training units. It takes place twice a year, starting in April and September, respectively. Some of the teaching modules are being offered in cooperation with the industrial partners of HBIGS such as GE Healthcare, Becton Dickinson, Roche Diagnostics, or Carl Zeiss Application-Centre Heidelberg.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • The minimal requirement for admission into the Graduate School is a university degree from an internationally accredited university that would allow the applicant to enter a PhD program in biosciences in the country where the degree was awarded. Depending on the country, this may be a Masters, Licentiate or Diploma in Natural Sciences or equivalent.
  • Applicants who apply to advertised projects are expected to have received their final certificates (Master, Diploma etc.) before the projected start of the PhD work. Please, refer to the individual PhD projects for dates.

Tuition Fee

Study at Heidelberg University costs 154.70 euros per semester.

Living costs for Heidelberg

  • 922 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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