GSLS PhD Fellowships for International Students in Germany 2017

GSLS PhD Fellowships for International Students in Germany and applications are submitted till 23th September 2016. Each year the Graduate School of Life Sciences offers multiple PhD fellowships.  Fellowships are open for International Students. These fellowships include a stipend for a three year period as well as a small budget for travel costs, consumables and similar expenses. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany

Level: PhD Degree

Field(s): Fellowships are provided within Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Deadline: 23th September 2016.

Funded By: Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Würzburg

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  GSLS PhD Fellowships is targeted for International students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: The Graduate School of Life Sciences offers multiple PhD fellowships each year.

Scholarship Duration: These fellowships include a stipend for a period of three years.

Scholarship covers: Total offer-
-an international (working language English) and widely visible research environment
-three years of tax-free personal fellowship (1468 EUR/month)
-your own research grant covering research expenses of your PhD project and travel money to attend conferences (5000 EUR/year)
-the freedom to choose your lab, project and mentors – provided that there is mutual agreement – in one of the sections of the GSLS
-continuous supervision and mentoring by a thesis committee of three principal investigators (including a special mentoring program for female doctoral researchers)
-a strong network of peers
-advanced scientific and professional skills training
-MD/PhD program for medical graduates


‣ The Graduate School of Life Sciences offers multiple  GSLS PhD Fellowships each year.

‣ These fellowships include a stipend for a three year period as well as a small budget for travel costs, consumables and similar expenses.

‣ The application process for the GSLS Fellowships is two tiered, starting with a screening of all applications submitted followed by interviews (either personal or through video chat, depending on the location of the applicant).


To be eligible for  GSLS PhD Fellowships , Candidates should have :

‣ passion for research and practical experience in this area

  • a clear understanding of what you want to work on
  • an excellent university degree obtained within the last two years, usually an M.Sc. or German Diploma; if graduation is expected by January 2015 you are welcome to apply; exceptional candidates holding an Honours B.Sc. may join after a qualification period
  • proven excellent oral and written English proficiency (this will also be assessed during interview) and willingness to learn basic German (training provided)
  • Eagerness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment.

Scholarship Application Method

Application for the GSLS fellowships works as follows:

1. Register online here. Please follow the guidelines. If you have any technical problems, please contact uwgs-it@uni-wuerzburg.deAll non-technical, fellowship-related questions should be addressed to

2. Carefully fill out the application form and upload all required documents.

3. Application deadline: 23rd September 2016

4. Notification about whether or not you are invited for an interview will be sent out by the end of October 2016.

5. Do not ask your referees to send letters right now. Only ask your referees AFTER a notification that you were invited for an interview AND wait for our instructions. In this way we avoid hundreds of letters that are written in vain.

6. Selected applicants from Europe (or travelling in Europe at that time) will be invited for an interview in Würzburg in November/December 2016 (travel subsidies available). International applicants from outside Europe will be interviewed by video conferencing.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 23th September 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2016 GSLS PhD Fellowships


2016, PhD, Fellowships, International,  Germany, September Deadline

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