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Introduction of the Ph.D. Medical Research

Ph-D-farbigScope of the Ph.D. Medical Research

Within the framework of the structured Ph.D. program, doctoral candidates need to obtain a total of 180 ECTS:

  • 30 ECTS within the actual curriculum
    • 17 ECTS for methods & co.
    • 8 ECTS for conferences, retreats, etc.
    • 5 ECTS for skills
  • 140 ECTS within the scope of the research project, including work on the thesis
  • 10 ECTS for the oral defence

Application and Selection Procedure

The Ph.D. Medical Research has an application and selection procedure. For more information on the process and application deadlines, please click on the respective research area, where you would like to carry out a Ph.D. (core area, research training groups, individual Ph.D.).

Minimum requirements / Documents

In order to apply to and be accepted for the Ph.D. Medical Research, the following minimum requirements must be fulfilled and documents submitted:

  • a degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, life sciences, pharmacy, health sciences or related field, encompassing a minimum of 240 ECTS (in most cases this corresponds to 8 semesters)
  • confirmation of English language proficiency with a minimum of
    • EU level of B2, or
    • IELTS score between 5.0 to 6.5 (whereas 5.0 is the border between EU level B1 and B2), or
    • TOEFL score between 87 and 109.
      The confirmation may be submitted together with the application or, depending on the program, up to one year after the acceptance into the Ph.D.. Students with native speaker competency or those who have completed a degree in English, do not have to submit this confirmation.
  • a CV
  • a letter of motivation / research proposal encompassing a maximum of 1500 words

For whom?

The Ph.D. in Medical Research is open to all doctoral candidates with a qualifying degree (Master, Diploma, or similar) in medicine, veterinary medicine, life sciences, pharmacy, public health or a related discipline.