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Molecular Medicine, Ph. D.

  • Anytime
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University rank #141 (WUR) Ulm, Germany
Scientific excellence depends on excellently trained young researchers. The training of such researchers is the key task of the International PhD Programme in Molecular Medicine at University of Ulm. The major aims in this respect are cutting-edge research training of young scientists and scientific independence and self-responsibility of PhD students. 
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Major aims of this PhD Programme in Molecular Medicine at University of Ulm are:

  • to improve graduate training by creating an active, motivating, excellent and international research environment
  • to foster critical thinking and acting, creativity and personal responsibility
  • to encourage graduates to develop their own ideas, discuss them in an open forum and to convert them into meaningful action
  • to generate an international environment within which students can work with tolerance and respect for people from different cultural backgrounds
  • to encourage graduates to carry out independent scientific research by adopting a multilevel supervision and mentoring approach
  • to guide graduate education by establishing a definitive and transparent programme structure
  • to advance graduate career opportunities in the academic world and in industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • In addition to curricular seminars and lectures, we offer our PhD students a large variety of optional activities. As one of our aims is to give students insights into the work of industrial employers, we organize excursions to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. 
  • Summer schools and other scientific events in cooperation with international partner universities and partners from industry motivate students to deepen their knowledge in basic science and practical applications.
  •  We also organize scientific retreats focusing on particular research topics. In addition, there is a wide range of key competence seminars organized in order to improve the employability of our graduates. From this variety of optional activities students must choose a minimum of two courses per year. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A Master of Science degree (or equivalent) in either the life sciences, physics, chemistry, informatics or a related field
  • An overall grade of 2.0 or better according to the German grading system.
Following our PhD Selection Days, applicants will be admitted to the PhD programme on condition that:
  • The oral presentation has been evaluated with a grade of 2.0 or better.
  • The applicant has demonstrated above average English language skills.
  • A project leader officially agrees to accept the applicant as a PhD student.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Ulm

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


The Graduate School’s work contracts and scholarships amount to a salary of approximately € 1,400 net per month. If you are not funded by the school, your salary may differ from this amount. Please ask your supervisor or your funding organization about the monthly funding rate.

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