University of Basel Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Program 2024

University of Basel Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Program 2023
University of Basel Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Program 2023

The PhD Fellowships Program at the University of Basel Biozentrum is presently accepting applications. The Biozentrum encourages young scientists from all around the world to apply for the distinguished and sought-after fellowships granted by the Biozentrum Basel International PhD Program.

The scholarships include direct access to the Biozentrum, University of Basel’s PhD program, additional financial support, rotation-based research group selection, and funding for attendance at scientific events and courses during the PhD.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Werner Siemens-Foundation & University of Basel

Host Institution(s): University of Basel, Switzerland

Fellowship Worth: Funded

Application Deadline: May 25, 2023

Number of Awards: 10

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students

University of Basel Biozentrum PhD Fellowships | DETAILS

The aim of the fellowships which are sponsored by the Werner Siemens-Foundation and the University of Basel is to select and promote highly talented graduate students in the area of Life Sciences.

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In contrast to many other PhD student programs that aim at a broad recruitment of many candidates, the Biozentrum PhD Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to a maximum of 10 successful candidates per year.

Recipients are offered a unique rotation-based selection of a research group of choice and a number of other incentives that foster the scientific excellence and the career prospects of these PhD candidates.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the University of Basel Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Program, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be international students
  • You must hold or expect soon a university degree that qualifies you for a PhD program at the University of Basel (MSc and equivalent).
  • In exceptional cases, outstanding students with a 4-year bachelor’s degree, typically from outside the Bologna system, are also eligible to apply. These will be able to complete a Master’s program on a fast-track at the University of Basel as part of their fellowship.
  • In order to be eligible to receive the fellowship, candidates can neither be enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Basel nor have signed a PhD working contract at the University of Basel at the decision date of the respective fellowship call.

How to Apply

You can submit your application online to be taken into consideration for the University of Basel Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Program. Since the Summer Call 2023 is currently open. Your application needs to contain:

  • Electronic copies of your diploma/MSc degree with grades and transcripts as pdf files
  • CV or scientific résumé (maximum one page, pdf format)
  • Names and contact information of 2 referees from your previous academic environment (usually faculty members). The referees will be contacted automatically and will be asked for a reference letter.

You will get further information about the application procedure as soon as you have submitted your application.

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