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The Biozentrum of the University of Basel provides an internationally renowned research environment for Molecular Biology studies with three focal areas (Infection Biology, Growth and Development, Neurobiology) and two core programs (Structural Biology & Biophysics and Genome Scale Biology & Bioinformatics) dedicated to basic molecular and biomedical research and advanced training. The institute cultivates a lively and interactive educational atmosphere having trained hundreds of successful young scientists at the postgraduate and postdoctoral levels.

The international PhD program represents the flagship of the Biozentrum’s longstanding commitment to first class training and education. It offers dedicated teaching programs, high quality research experience, and generous financial support. Excellent students can apply for a prestigious Fellowship Werner-Siemens Foundation.

Admission:
Admission is competitive and is achieved through a selection procedure. Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before enrolment, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.).

General requirements:
To be accepted for graduate studies at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.). Students can either apply to the PhD program by contacting group leaders of the Biozentrum directly or can apply for one of the prestigious Fellowship Werner Siemens-Foundation.

Fellowship Werner Siemens-Foundation:
Excellent students from all over the world are encouraged to apply for a prestigious Werner Siemens-Foundation fellowship. The aim of the fellowships is to select and promote highly talented graduate students in the area of Life Sciences. The fellowships offer direct access to the PhD program, generous financial support, a rotation-based selection of the research group, and support for the attendance of scientific meetings and courses during the PhD.

Selection process and timeline 2010:

Start of online applications: February 1st, 2010

Application form:
Please fill out the application form here and submit it online. Upload a copy of your diplomas, grades and CV (max. one page) as a PDF file.

Reference letters:
Two letters of reference are required before the deadline directly from your referees. You will find

further information how to proceed once you have filled the online application.

Application deadline: June 30th, 2010
Notification of shortlisted and refused candidates: End of July 2010
Interviews: August 23 to 27, 2010
Start of the PhD fellowship program: Not later than half a year after admission

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