2022 DKFZ International PhD Programme in Germany (Funded).

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Application Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Organization German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas



Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computational Biology, Computer Science Or Epidemiology/Public Health Studies

Open to all nationalities

The Helmholtz International Graduate School
 for Cancer Research in Heidelberg is the interdisciplinary and international PhD program for all students working at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). PhD students here conduct research at the forefront of basic, epidemiological and translational cancer research. The curriculum is in English and includes scientific and professional training.

Duration: 3-4 years

Research areas:

  • Cell Biology and Tumor Biology
  • Functional and Structural Genomics
  • Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Imaging and Radiooncology
  • Infection, Inflammation and Cancer
  • Translational Cancer Research


  • Applicants must hold or expect to hold a university master’s degree including a written master’s research thesis.
  • Degree must be in the following subjects: (molecular) biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computational biology, computer science or epidemiology/public health studies.
  • Applicants pursuing their degree must anticipate receiving it not later than 6 months after the application deadline.
  • Applicant must provide provisional certificate or bonafide statement from the University, stating the examination marks already obtained, should be provided.
  • Applicant must provide evidence English Language Skills

To apply, click here.