Fully Funded PhD Program in Medicine for International Students

Deadline: 30 November 2014
Open to: students who finished their studies in their home country
Scholarship: fully covered


The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research is funding an International PhD Program in affiliation with the University of Basel in Switzerland.  The FMI International PhD Program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training inepigenetics, neurobiology  and mechanisms of cancer. PhD students admitted to the program receive theoretical and practical training, and conduct a research project under the supervision of an FMI group leader who chosen by the student. You can continue you studying in the following areas:

  • Infection biology;
  • Neurobiology;
  • Cell biology;
  • Developmental biology;
  • Biophysical chemistry;
  • Structural biology;
  • Systems biology;
  • Bioinformatics.


To be accepted for graduate studies at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country.


The FMI provides financial support to graduate students in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Income is generous relative to international standards for PhD students.


Interested applicants can fill in the online application here. You will also need to provide the name and email address of at least one (and up to three) referee who is familiar with your education and research training.

As referees will be contacted automatically when you will have your application submitted, it is recommended that you inform you referees ahead of time. A template for the reference letter is available for download within the on-line application form in the “reference letter” field.

The official website

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