The FMI International PhD Program
Course(s) Offered: Life sciences/ Medicine
Course Level: Graduate (phd research)
Country to Study in: Switzerland
The Friedrich Miescher Institute, FMI, offers financial support through its FMI International PhD Program to doctoral students worldwide for advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer.
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) is a world-class center for basic research in life sciences based in Basel, Switzerland. It is devoted to the pursuit of fundamental biomedical research.
The Institute has excellent technical resources. PhD students learn highly advanced techniques from specialists and are introduced into experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organization.
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 (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc).
US applicants with only a Bachelor must have successfully completed courses in Biophysics and must have laboratory experience leading to a research thesis.
Admission is competitive and is achieved through a selection procedure that takes place twice a year (usually in January and June).
Citizens of ANY country
The Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI), Basel, Switzerland.
The FMI is an affiliated institute of the University of Basel, and also affiliated with Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Fields of study
The Life Sciences and Bio-medicine => advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, 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, monitored by a Thesis Committee of university professors and experts chosen by the student.
As part of their education, graduate students are required to attend courses from the graduate teaching program at the University of Basel.
Number of awards
Not specified by provider
A course of study at the FMI leading to a PhD degree of the University of Basel typically lasts 4 years.
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.
Method of Application
Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before enrollment, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc).
To apply, fill in the online application form (found on the official website). Please note that this information and relevant documents will be distributed within the FMI for assessment.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and also to access the Online application form.
There are two deadlines each year in May and November. A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interviews in June and January, respectively.
The first deadline date for the 2015/2016 applications is May 1, 2015. Interviews will be held between July 2-3, 2015.
All applications are reviewed by the PhD Program Committee.
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) is a world-class center for basic research in life sciences, devoted to the pursuit of fundamental biomedical research, and based in Basel, Switzerland.
PhD students at the FMI are enrolled at the University of Basel. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel.
As part of their education, PhD students are required to attend courses from the graduate teaching program at the University Basel.
Application Deadline: 1 May 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes