Ph.D. On Campus

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS)

60 months
25000 USD/year
25000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Phd degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) is a research-intensive, interdisciplinary program that prepares students for successful careers as independent investigators.


Students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology programme from Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) receive in-depth training in the latest techniques across fields and disease areas, including epigenetics, genetics, cancer, neuroscience, metabolism, immunology, structural biology, bone biology and more.

Key Features 

  • The Graduate School uses an innovative, problem-based learning approach that trains students to conduct high-caliber, rigorous science and to translate basic biological findings into clinical applications, blending discovery with invention and insight with application. 
  • Students also undergo extensive professional development in areas such as leadership, ethics, responsible and effective conduct of research, public speaking, and grant and technical writing.
  • By the end of their time at the Graduate School, students are prepared to tackle science’s most pressing questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical Perspectives in Molecular Biology 
  • Trenslational Research 
  • Responsible and Effective Conduct Of Research 
  • Journal Club 
  • Research in progress (RIP) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

To ensure full consideration for fall admission, applications should be received by December 1 


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (B.A. or B.S.) degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university prior to enrollment 
  • Research experience 
  • Overall academic excellence
  • TOEFL score
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members 
  • High competence in skills important to a career in scientific research
  • A deep passion for understanding the mysteries of life and disease as well as a commitment to the improvement of health.
  • Good character

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    25000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Michigan City

978 - 1583 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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