Ph.D. On Campus


Heidelberg University

36 months
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This Biochemistry PhD Program at the Biochemistry Center of the Heidelberg University offers an intense and detailed advisory assistance and supervision and a constant training in the field of biochemistry. It aims to broaden the horizons of the doctoral students and to prepare them for their later scientific career.


The BZH study office of the Heidelberg University  coordinates the Biochemistry graduate program and helps with any questions concerning the program. It keeps the files of the doctoral students and confirms the participation in the graduate program upon completion. A certificate from the BZH will be issued along with the doctoral diploma from the faculty.


PhD Biochemistry Program students and students of other graduate programs who perform their doctoral thesis in one of the BZH research groups must also register in the BZH-study office. Participation in HBIGS and other programs will be accepted. Please consult the BZH study office for details.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • BZH department seminar 
  • BZH lecture series
  • BZH meeting with poster or oral presentation;
  • Journal Club series 
  • Method courses
  • Soft Skills Training (project management, scientific writing, presentation and communication skills, etc.)
  • Teaching of undergraduate students, lab practical or course 
  • Scientific meeting, summer school with personal contribution (poster or oral)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




15 alternative credits


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

To be eligible for this program you have to meet one of the requirements listed:

  • You have acquired a master of natural sciences in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or another natural science (e.g. chemistry or physics).
  • If this master is not strongly bio-related your supervisor might have to testify that you have sufficient working knowledge in your respective bio-topic.
  • You have acquired a Staatsexamen in Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • If you have acquired an excellent FH (Fachhochschul-) Diploma in a related field, you have to pass a Qualifying Assessment
  • The bachelor-degree alone is generally not sufficient. In special cases exceptions may be considered.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 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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