2015 IMPRS-LS PhD Program in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, Germany

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International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences is inviting applications for IMPRS-LS PhD Program in molecular and cellular life sciences. Successful applicants will receive stipend starts with 1450 Euro and will cover living expenses in the Munich area. Entry level for doctoral students is usually a Master of Science degree or an equivalent degree. This could be either a German Diploma, MSc or other degrees that are considered equivalent to a MSc. The application deadline is January 6, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the IMPRS-LS.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at IMPRS-LS.
Scholarship Provider: International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility:
-PhD program: Entry level for doctoral students is usually a Master of Science degree or an equivalent degree. This could be either a German Diploma, MSc or other degrees that are considered equivalent to a MSc. Definite clarity regarding eligibility can only be established after submission of a complete application and requires the approval of university officials. In case of questions regarding eligibility it is recommended to get in touch with the IMPRS coordination office.
-Special cases: Candidates with an MBBS degree and medical students from Germany usually can only obtain a Dr. med. (Medical doctoral degree) but not a Dr. rer. nat. unless they have a co-assignement with the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences. Likewise, candidates with a degree in veterinary medicine usually can only obtain a Dr. vet. med. (Medical doctoral degree) but not a Dr. rer. nat. unless they have a co-assignement with the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences. Once candidates are accepted to the PhD program the coordination office in cooperation with university officials will identify the optimal strategy for graduation in the respective department for candidates that have an atypical educational background. If you fall into this category and wish to clarify your situation, please get in touch with the IMPRS coordination office.
-Exemptions: Please note that students that have started their PhD in the lab of an IMPRS faculty member before January 1, 2015 are not eligible to apply to the program in the next round of application.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants are eligible for this program.

Scholarship Description: International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences: From Biology to Medicine, (IMPRS-LS). The IMPRS-LS PhD Program, established in 2005, represents the commitment of the Munich-based Max Planck Institutes (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry) and the partner-universities to first class training and education of graduate students. Inter nationality, dedicated mentoring and early independence in research characterize our program. Our competitive PhD program will provide you an excellent starting platform for a successful career in science.

Number of award(s): Annually, between 30 and 40 candidates are accepted to the program.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover?
-Stipends: The net stipend for accepted IMPRS-LS fellows typically starts with 1450 Euro and will cover living expenses in the Munich area.
-Tuition: There are no tuition fees for doctoral students of IMPRS-LS. The only fee required is a registration fee at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich or the Technical University Munich that amounts to around 110 Euro per semester.
-Housing: Rent for an apartment or a flat for a single person starts at approx. 400-450 Euro per month. On average our students pay between 450 and 600 Euro for rent (including utilities). The coordination office will provide assistance in finding suitable housing.
-Health Insurance: Health insurance coverage for doctoral students is obligatory. The coordination office will help you finding a suitable health insurance plan.
-Living costs in Munich / Martinsried: The estimated costs of living in Munich/Martinsried are approx. 1000-1300 Euro minimum per month for a single person (living expenses and health insurance).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Successful applicants will be notified from February 01 to 15, 2015.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 6, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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