A prerequisite for admission is a degree in human medicine, dentistry or in a suitable master's degree course or university degree course with at least 4 years of standard study time, with above-average success.
Students of human medicine and dentistry from Tübingen can be admitted to the PhD programme after completing their first medical examination or preliminary dental examination. Within the framework of a double degree programme, they can also obtain training as a clinical doctor / dentist and the academic degree PhD.
Very good English language skills are required, as the courses take place in English.
Research experience, proven by awards and prizes, publications, poster presentations or lectures at congresses as well as certificates of laboratory work, can be of advantage for the application.
Application and admission procedure
Only complete applications that have been received by the Coordination Office by 06 January 2020 at the latest and meet the admission requirements can be considered in the selection procedure. Prerequisite for the application is the commitment of a university professor of the Medical Faculty Tübingen to supervise the doctorate. The exact requirements for the application can be found in the "application guidelines" (see pdf in the download area).
The deadline for applications is flexible due to the current situation, Please contact Inka Montero to agree on the time plannin of your application
The competition is divided into two stages: The evaluation of the written application and the personal interview.
|application deadline||upon agreement|
|Start of PhD program||Mid October 2020|
The written application
The application must include an exposé for the planned research project and the confirmation of care of a habilitated member of the Faculty of Medicine.
Information on possible research projects can be obtained directly from the research group leaders. You can find an overview of the Tübingen institutes and clinics and their research priorities on our homepage.
The applications will be reviewed by a PhD Commission, after which some of the candidates will be invited for personal interviews with a selection committee.
The selection committee consists of three habilitated members of the Faculty of Medicine. The motivation and suitability of the applicant as well as the quality and feasibility of the planned project will be evaluated.
The applicant is expected to give a ten-minute presentation in English (e.g. Powerpoint, maximum 5 slides) about the planned research project. The presentation should include a brief overview of the academic education to date (studies, previous scientific activities), the scientific background of the question, objectives of the research project, a brief description of the methods used and a timetable.
The presentation will be followed by a 15-minute discussion in which the suitability of the candidate and the project itself will be questioned in detail.
- Suitability of the project
- Final grade for previous degrees
- Previous scientific activities
- Interview & Presentation