FMI International PhD Program in Switzerland, 2017

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) is inviting applications for international PhD fellowship program. These fellowships are tenable in epigenetics, neurobiology, and mechanisms of cancer.

The FMI International Ph.D. Program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology, and mechanisms of cancer.

The Friedrich Miescher Institute was established as a foundation on April 10, 1970, by a joint decision of the then two separate companies Ciba AG and J.R. Geigy AG.

Applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a Ph.D. or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.) and applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing a Ph.D. program at the FMI.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for basic research in biology with a focus in epigenetics, neurobiology, and quantitative biology.

Scholarship Award: The FMI provides financial support to graduate students in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Income is generous relative to international standards for Ph.D. students.

Scholarship can be taken in Basel, Switzerland

Eligibility: General requirements are

  • To be accepted for graduate studies at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a Ph.D. or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.).
  • US applicants with only a Bachelor must have successfully completed courses in Biophysics and must have laboratory experience leading to a research thesis.

Nationality: The US and International applicants are eligible for this Ph.D. fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a Ph.D. or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.). 

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: Please fill in the online application form . Please note that this information and relevant documents will be distributed within the FMI for assessment. Applicants must have to submit a reference letter.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

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