Saturday, November 1, 2008

MSc Fellowships Program, The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Germany

The Graduate School offers three fellowships for outstanding students from Africa, per year, enabling them to enroll in one of the Masters programs at the Faculty of Biosciences.

Each fellowship amounts to € 8000 p.a. and can be granted for up to two years to candidates who have a Bachelors degree in Biosciences and who wish to obtain their Masters degree in Molecular Biosciences or Molecular Biotechnology, respectively, in Heidelberg. To apply for one of the fellowships, please, include a separate letter with your application form in which you explain your financial situation.

The fellows are expected to reach the international education standard either within one year of Masters training to compete in the integrated MSc/PhD track, or after two years to compete in the “normal track” for a PhD position offered by the Graduate School.

The Faculty of Biosciences offers Bachelor programs in “Biology (90 places)”, “Molecular Cell Biology (30 places)”, and “Molecular Biotechnology (45 places)”. In 2007, a new Masters program in “Molecular Biosciences” (120 places) was launched, with Majors in “Cancer Biology”, “Developmental Biology”, “Evolution and Ecology”, “Infectious Diseases”, “Molecular and Cellular Biology”, “Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology of Plants”, “Neuroscience” and “Systems Biology”. A Masters program in “Molecular Biotechnology” (30 places), with Majors in “Drug Development”, “Bioinformatics” and “Biophysical Chemistry” has been established in 2004, in collaboration with the Faculties of Biosciences, Mathematics and Chemistry.

All Bachelor and Masters programs combine classroom teaching with hands-on lab-oriented experimental research training. The progress of the students is monitored by regular examinations and credit points, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), are awarded.

(Click to download HBIGS Fellowships flyer).