26 May 2020.


Mainz, Germany.
(Fully Funded)


International PhD Programme in Mainz,Germany

International PhD Programme (IPP) gives talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology.

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Projects within the Programme address key questions related to the overarching theme of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability.

Our groups cover a broad range of expertise in biochemistry, genetics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and applied physics. Techniques you can study with us include CRISPR/Cas, NGS, modeling of gene networks, mass spectrometry or super-resolution microscopy.

The Programme is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology – a recently founded centre of excellence in the life sciences. Participating groups are located at the:

Opportunity Focus Areas:

life sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems biology
  • Applied physics

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 years.

Note: interview days are held 24 – 26 August 2020

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Information required for application (click here to download an example )

  • Details of your degrees (BSc, MSc).
  • Details of any other post-graduate degrees, awards, honours or distinctions (description with a maximum of 250 words).
  • Details on research stay abroad during studies (if any).
  • Details of past research experiences.
  • A list of your publications (PubMed format, maximum of 300 words) and your conference contributions (title of presentation, date and location of the conference).
  • Which groups you are interested in working with; up to 5 may be selected. Please note: not all groups offer projects in every call.
  • A motivational statement describing your interest in the IPP and your chosen groups as well as your scientific goals (maximum of 300 words).

You will be asked to upload the following documents in PDF format:

  • Curriculum vitae (max size 3 MB).
  • A single file (max size 4 MB) containing:
    – University studies as far as completed.
    (including certificates of qualification and transcripts of records)
    – English language test certificate (not mandatory, only if available).
    – High school certificate (if available).

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The programme covers Costs for accommodation and travel.

How to Apply

First Step: Online registration from here.

Register online  with your contact details and the details of at least two referees.Referees should be senior scientists, such as group leaders or professors at a university or research institute. These referees should know you well.

Second Step: Online application form.

Once you have registered, you will immediately receive a link to your personalised online application form by e-mail. You find this link at the end of a guideline how to apply The application form will ask you to provide the information and documents.

As the form cannot be saved, we strongly advise you to prepare the necessary information before you begin. Texts can then be pasted into the form as required. The application must be completed in English.

Third Step: Interview days.

About 25 – 30 shortlisted students will be invited to Mainz for interviews from 24 – 26 June 2019. The interviews will be held over 3 days and include presentations by the Group Leaders and the applicants as well as in-depth interviews in the group(s) you could imagine to work with. Costs for accommodation and travel (also intercontinental) are covered by the IPP.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Lamis Ahmed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ghada Raafat / Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team