Deadline: 2015-07-07
Level Of Study: PhD

Dresden International PhD Program

A truly excellent academic performance and prior research The Dresden International PhD Program is the perfect place for curious young scientists with a vivid interest in science and research, the desire to be an active part of our highly international and interactive community, and the ambition to contribute something really extraordinary. We expect a truly excellent academic performance and prior research experience along with the potential and enthusiasm to conduct challenging, top-notch research towards a PhD in a trans-disciplinary and competitive environment. We offer training, guidance and mentoring, we support early independence, and we encourage PhD students to profit from the wide expertise and state-of-the-art research facilities available on campus.If you are ambitious, highly qualified and motivated, you are invited to submit your application via the online application system within the publicized deadlines. Short-listed candidates will be invited to Dresden for interviews. Participation in the interview week in Dresden is indispensable if you wish to enter the Dresden International PhD Program.We offer research in the following tracks: Requirement experience is expected. Distinctive proficiency in textbook knowledge of the relevant scientific disciplines is essential. Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before taking up PhD thesis work, an undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines:  In general, a very good Master degree or equivalent is required. Applicants holding an excellent BSc degree are also welcome to apply, given that independent research and a written thesis is part of the curriculum. Candidates holding a medical degree must have completed their course of study before starting their PhD thesis, including the exam equivalent to the German 2nd State Exam. Only applications submitted electronically via our online application system are accepted and proceed to evaluation. Applications, or parts thereof, submitted by fax, e-mail or postal mail cannot be processed.Scanned copies of University certificates and transcripts of marks (record of study) documenting your entire University education are part of your application and need to be uploaded. If your current course of study is still ongoing, please provide the latest transcript, respectively a temporary confirmation of the results obtained so far, and state when you expect to receive your final degree. Applications without the required documents cannot be considered. Provision of GRE examination results is strongly recommended but not mandatory.The timely receipt of two online recommendations is prerequisite for submission.Participation in the interview week is indispensable if you wish to be considered for admission to the Dresden International PhD Program. The language of the DIPP is English and very good proficiency in English is required. Provision of TOEFL or IELTS results are strongly recommended but are not mandatory. Admission is based solely on scientific qualification and potential. The admission procedure must ensure the excellence of our PhD Program and the recruitment of only the highest qualified candidates. In order to prevent favoritism or bias, candidates who have previously been affiliated with a DIPP research group are eligible for admission, however, they are cannot join a DIPP research group they have previously been affiliated with for more than 3 months, or after the application deadline of the respective selection round.

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