International PhD Program "Biozentrum PhD Fellowships" Winter Call 2020

Excellent students from all over the world are encouraged to apply for the prestigious "Biozentrum PhD Fellowships" program.

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. The fellowships offer direct access to the PhD program of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, additional financial support, a rotation-based selection of the research group, and support for the attendance of scientific meetings and courses during the PhD.

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Your application can only be taken into the next application step if you have in minimum:

  • A completely filled application form
  • Uploaded files: CV, Diplomas including marksheets.
  • 2 (two) reference letters (you will be able to request these electronically after your submission)

Personal Details

Please enter your personal details

Date of birth*:
Place of birth*:
Marital state*:

Contact address

Country of residence*:


Degrees obtained

Complete at least one degree and date. If you are still working towards the degree, please indicate the expected date.
Please attach a copy of diplomas and grades (A4 size) with this form (below).

NOTE: Please convert your grade to the scale 1-10 with 1 the lowest and 10 the highest grade If you have no grade (yet), you may enter 0 to mark this fact.

Language skills:
English proficiency:
German proficiency:

Please indicate whether you hold one of the following diplomas or certificates. Please remember to also attach a copy of the diploma in the Attachment section below.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
GRE (Graduate Record Examination):

Research Experience

IMPORTANT: Please give the title and a short description of any research project carried out during your studies (diploma thesis, honours project, MSc thesis, etc.). State the rationale and goals of the research, and indicate your own contributions to the results. List publications, if any:

My research experience:
General scientific interest
Scientific interest:

Research areas

Please have a look at the research areas described on the Biozentrum website: Research areas.
You must select TWO DIFFERENT research areas in order of priority. Subsequently, elaborate on what you find interesting about the specific research groups or topics

Additional information

Outside interests and hobbies. Let us get to know you better:
Comments (additional information relevant to your application):
Where did you hear about this program?*:


Please upload copies of your CV, certificates and diplomas (including mark sheets) here. Important: Only pdf format is accepted!.

* Fields must be filled out for initial submission