The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) Scholarship -“From Molecules to Organisms”

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The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) Scholarship “From Molecules to Organisms” provides excellent interdisciplinary training across the disciplines of structural, molecular, cellular and developmental biology as well as bioinformatics, genomics, and evolutionary biology.

The school’s aim is to endow the next generation of scientists with the knowledge and skills to study complex biological processes, which cannot be adequately understood within the limits of single disciplines, in the context of entire organisms.

Institution of Scholarship: The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)

Nationality Eligible: Countries in the European Higher Education Area

Level of Study: Bachelors degree in natural or computer science

(IMPRS) Scholarship offer: All Ph.D. positions are fully funded, usually through support contracts from the Max Planck Society or equivalent contracts from the University of Tübingen. The contracts include complete coverage by the German social security system, as well as health insurance. Ph.D. students can expect to have a disposable income of at least 1200€ per month.

Funding is usually awarded for three years in the first instance. Funding will be extended into a fourth year if warranted by the circumstances of the Ph.D. project.

There are no tuition fees. Enrolment (matriculation) at the University of Tübingen is optional and costs approximately 150 €/semester.



Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, a degree in natural or computer science from a Masters, Diploma or equivalent program. Your current skills and knowledge should match well with your proposed area of doctoral research.

Bachelors-only applicants: In rare cases, exceptionally talented students holding only a Bachelor’s degree may be admitted to the IMPRS. You should hold a 4-years honors degree, have excellent grades and possess extensive and relevant research experience. In such cases, additional study requirements – to be fulfilled during the first year of IMPRS participation – may be assigned.


If you obtained your degree(s) OUTSIDE the European Higher Education Area your application should include scores from the GRE General Test.

To have your scores forwarded to us online, supply our institution code: 4791.  Applicants with an Indian GATE score can supply this instead of, or as well as, the GRE. If you have TOEFL scores, these cannot replace the GRE scores but can be submitted in addition.

(IMPRS) Scholarship  Application:

Online application to join in Fall 2018 is now open. Apply here

A four-day interview and discussion period will be held during April 16-19, 2018. Successful applicants will receive their invitation within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Travel expenses are reimbursed and free accommodation provided. Assistance with visa and travel arrangements is available.

Successful candidates will receive an offer by April 27, 2018, and must reply by May 4, 2018.

Starting date: New Ph.D. students should be ready to join the school at the beginning of September 2018. An earlier start (July/August) is possible if the Ph.D. advisor is in agreement.


Deadline: February 18, 2018.


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