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Scholarship in Molecular Interactions of Pathogens with Biotic and Abiotic Surfaces

University of Münster

Quick facts:

Duration: 12 - 36 months
  • Research
  • PhD
Quota: 2 scholarships for M.D.
Benefits summary: € 643, € 348, 400,- €/month

Last update: 26 June 2015

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The Graduate School offers 65% E13 positions for 15 Ph.D. students and additional stipends for pursuing an M.D. degree. In addition, research internships for undergraduates are supported allowing a three months research experience in participating laboratories of the Graduate School.

Candidates pursuing an M.D. degree should at least have passed the ’Physikum’ (’Erster Abschnitt der ärztlichen Prüfung’) or equivalent and should have obtained some laboratory experience.


M.D. Stipends:

These positions are for medical students who want to pursue an experimental thesis to achieve their M.D. degree. Candidates should have passed their ’Physikum/erster Abschnitt der ärztlichen Prüfung’ or equivalent and already have obtained some laboratory experience. The stipend is for one year and will be supported by a monthly stipend of app. € 643,--.

Research Internships:

These positions are for excellent undergraduates interested in obtaining laboratory experience in participating groups of the Graduate School. They are for 3 months and are supported with appr. € 348,-- /month.

Additional Funding:

To further enhance equal opportunities in the life sciences positions in the graduate colleges will be enhanced for families. In addition to the regular stipend a child allowance of 400,- €/month for one child and 100,- € for each additional child under the age of 18 will be granted. The maximal time of support can be prolonged for up to 12 months if the graduates live with their children in the same household.

Application information

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae: 1 page
  • Official Transcript / Record of Study: Detailed documentation of your academic work (list of courses attended; grades if applicable)
  • Certificates: Certificates of relevant university examinations (e.g. Bachelor's and Master's degree, or Vor-Diplom and Diplom) and the certificate giving the right of admission to higher eduction in the applicant's country such as Abitur, Matura, or equivalent (with individual grades). Include an explanation of the grading system
  • 2 Reference Letters: Letters of two academic teachers who are able to evaluate your personality, academic experience, and intellectual merit. The use of the reference report form (download from the homepage) is strongly recommended. Reference letters have to be sent by the referees via e-mail directly to: grk1409@uni-muenster.de
  • Proof of proficiency in English (if applicable): Applicants who are not native speakers of English should demonstrate an adequate competence of the English language by acceptable results in an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL). Participation in such a test is recommended but not mandatory, because language skills can also be evaluated during the personal interviews with selected candidates. Proven higher education in English or a reasonably long stay in an English speaking country are acceptable as equivalents.

All submitted documents must be in English or German. Certified copies of documents are not mandatory at the time of submission.All relevant documents, however, should get certified upon acceptance to the program. We are unable to consider applications that are incomplete or do not fulfill the formal criteria described above. We will acknowledge the receipt of your application by e-mail within 5 working days.


Applications for M.D. students and SHK are still possible:

Coordinator of the Graduate School

Dr. Waltraud Walz-Schmidt
grk1409 at uni-muenster.de

Institut für Infektiologie - ZMBE
Von-Esmarch-Str. 56
D-48149 Münster