International PhD Program "Biozentrum PhD Fellowships" Summer Call 2021

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 consideration if you:

  • Completely filled the application form
  • Uploaded the requested files: CV, diplomas, mark sheets (or transcripts)
  • Secured 2 (two) reference letters (you will be able to request these electronically after submitting the form).

Personal Details

First name*:
Last name*:
Date of birth*:
Place of birth*:

Contact address

Country of residence*:


Degrees obtained

Fill information for at least one degree. If you are still working towards the degree, please indicate the expected date.
Please make sure you upload a copy of diplomas, grades and mark sheets as PDF files at the bottom of this form.

Please recalculate your grade to the scale 1-10 with 1 the lowest and 10 the highest possible grade. If you have no grade (yet), you may indicate this by entering 0.

Language skills:
English proficiency:
German proficiency:

Please indicate whether you hold one of the following certificates and attach a copy of the results as PDF at the bottom of the form, if applicable.

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

Past 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:

Research experience:

General scientific interest

Describe your general scientific interests. What are the scientific questions that you are most passionate about? What brought you to science? Why did you want to become a scientist?

Scientific interest:

Research interest at the Biozentrum

Please describe how your general scientific interests align with opportunities at the Biozentrum. What topics would be attractive to you? Why do you want to do your PhD at the Biozentrum?

Biozentrum interest:

Please have a look at the research areas described on the Biozentrum website: Research areas.

Research Groups at the Biozentrum

Please have a look at the research groups at the Biozentrum: Research groups.
Please indicate at least 8 groups you are particularly interested in, in order of priority.

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/transcripts) here. Important: Only pdf format is accepted!.


I hereby confirm that I have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this call. I understand that in oder to qualify for evaluation, my complete application including attachments as needed, as well as the required letters of reference have to be received electronically by the deadline of the call.

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* Fields must be filled out for initial submission