25 October 2019 (Register & name referees)

5 November 2019 (Application Submission)



(Paid Opportunity)


PhD programme – Technische Universitat Dresden

The DIGS-BB is looking for outstanding, highly committed, ambitious and creative graduates who can think outside the box and work on challenging projects at the frontiers of science.

Becoming a DIGS-BB PhD student means opening a way to cooperate and communicate with a large scientific community, to contribute to cutting-edge science in real time and to work hard towards your PhD degree. If you are enthusiastic, passionate about science, and have an excellent master degree (a first-class or upper second-class BSc (Hons)) in life sciences, natural sciences, computer science, medicine, physics or engineering, the DIGS-BB is waiting for you.

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The DIGS-BB is part of a well-established research structure: the Dresden International PhD Program (DIPP). Under the umbrella of the DIPP there are two powerful partners dedicated to first-class research and doctoral training: the DIGS-BB and the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys). Both are highly competitive and demanding PhD programs.

Technische Universitat Dresden provides innovative training, guidance and mentoring in an international “open door” environment with exciting and challenging world-class projects, state-of-the-art institutes, and a unique infrastructure.

Further highlights of the DIGS-BB are:

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Program Period

4 years

  • register until 25 October 2019 23:59 CEST (GMT+2)
  • submit until 5 November 2019 23:59 CET (GMT+1)
  • video interviews: 5–13 December 2019
  • interview week in Dresden: 27–31 January 2020

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • You have a truly excellent academic record and previous research experience.
  • You are highly committed to scientific research and you have the potential and eagerness to conduct demanding research projects.
  • You have a distinctive proficiency in textbook knowledge of the relevant scientific disciplines.
  • You are proficient in the English language. Provision of TOEFL or IELTS results and GRE examination results is strongly recommended but not mandatory.
  • You hold (or anticipate to receive before taking up the PhD thesis work) a Master’s degree in Life or Natural sciences, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics or Engineering. Applicants holding an excellent BSc degree are also welcome to apply, given that independent research and a written thesis were part of the curriculum.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • In general, the DIGS-BB offers financial support for the duration of thesis, which is up to a maximum of 4 years. Contracts are taxed, and contributions to health insurance, pension scheme, and social benefits are included.
  • The initial net income (after deduction of tax and contribution to compulsory health and social insurances) is 1,300–1,500 Euro per month.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account.

Second Step: fill out your personal and contact information and name two referees. ( Deadline: 25 October 2019 23:59 CET )

Third Step: Fill out application form.

Give details about your CV, education, scientific research experience as well as your interests and motivation, and upload supporting documents.

Forth Step: Submit your application. (Deadline: 5 November 2019 23:59 CET )

Once you have completed your application and they have received two recommendations you can submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt

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