PhD Program at the Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences in Munich

Deadline: 5 January 2015
Open to: internationals MSc graduates from a relevant discipline (Biochemistry, Biophysics, (physical) Chemistry, Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, (bio) Informatics)
Scholarship: 1.700 euros per month


Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich is a newly established School designed to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systems-oriented bio-science. QBM offers an integrated interdisciplinary PhD program that consists of three main components:

  • An interdisciplinary research project jointly supervised by two PIs from different fields;
  • A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component, centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives;
  • Further activities to enhance students’ communication and other transferable skills.


You need to be a master graduate in one of the following disciplines:

  • Biochemistry;
  • Biophysics;
  • Physical chemistry;
  • Theoretical physics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Statistics;
  • Bio informatics.

There are no country restrictions. Applications from women are more than encouraged.


For all students admitted to the QBM program, participation is free. Students will receive an attractive compensation package in excess of  1700 € per month in take-home pay, providing the students an adequate standard of living in Munich. The school also provides financial support for educational and scientific activities such as conference travel, as well as relocation and child care expenses.


You can send your application via the online platform and as applicants, you need to submit:

  • Academic record (high school, Bachelor and Master’s transcripts);
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • 2 brief essays – one describing the student’s prior research experience, the other describing the reasons for their interest in the QBM program and research goals;
  • An indication of their specific research interests.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please visit the official webpage

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