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PhD at a Glance

Postgraduates from around the world choose the opportunity to become part of our interdisciplinary international PhD community and conduct their doctoral studies at the Biozentrum – one of the world-leading institutes in the Life Sciences. 

The training of young scientists through our International PhD Program is a long-standing priority and has made the Biozentrum a launching pad for successful research careers. We invite you to either apply directly to join one of the 31 research groups of the Biozentrum or to apply for the “Biozentrum PhD Fellowships” program that offers a unique rotation-based selection of research groups. 

Graduate students from around the world decide to do their PhD thesis at the Biozentrum for these reasons:

  • the opportunity to acquire know-how in state to the art technologies
  • its mentoring program providing intensive individual support as well as numerous occasions for establishing international scientific contacts.
  • its lively PhD community
  • its location, situated in the heart of Europe’s most important Life Sciences hub
  • the beautiful city of Basel in the trinational region of Switzerland, Germany and France