Ph.D. On Campus

CeMM - Molecular Medicine

Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

48 months
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


“From the clinic to the clinic”: Driven by medical needs, CeMM Phd programme at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences integrates basic research and clinical expertise to pursue innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches focused on cancer, inflammation and immune disorders.



The CeMM Phd programme at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences will train a new generation of researchers based on a novel, post-genomic, molecular understanding of biological and pathological systems and will thereby contribute to shaping the predictive, preventive and personalized (also termed “precise”) medicine of the future. 

To reach this goal, students will be made familiar not only with biomedical technologies, but also with the basic principles of cell- and molecular biology and the application of this knowledge for a molecular understanding of diseases and targeted therapeutic concepts. The PhD students will also learn how to navigate the complexity of translationally-minded multidisciplinary biomedical projects at the level of communication and management.

A key feature of the CeMM PhD Program is its collaborative and inter-disciplinary work style. Scientists with different backgrounds such as computer scientists, medical doctors, life scientists, mathematicians, chemists or physicists work together at CeMM to solve complex scientific problems.

Programme Structure

  • During the studies, there will be mandatory course work in the first two years, including basic seminars and propedeutics in molecular medicine, cell biology, and ethics, dissertation seminars and regular Journal Clubs. 
  • CeMM institute-wide seminars are held weekly, where students have the opportunity to present their work on a regular basis and receive valuable feedback from Faculty. 
  • Towards the end of the first year, each PhD student will nominate members for their PhD committee, comprising of two established researchers in the respective field, which will convene annually throughout the studies to provide scientific and career guidance to the student.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible to enroll in the CeMM PhD program all candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in medicine, biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, mathematics or any scientific/technical, subject-relevant degree. Candidates applying with a Bachelor's degree must have completed a four year course and need to demonstrate that they have acquired a significant amount of research experience. In addition they must achieve a first class honors or a 2:1.
  • Candidates do not need to have completed their degree at the time of application, however they must obtain their final degree certificate by the end of September.
  • The working language at CeMM is English, so excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • CeMM PhD students are awarded a generous scholarship covering research costs, university fees, work-related travel, salary and health insurance for 4 years. 

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 9 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

CeMM - Molecular Medicine
Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!