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Bioscience PhD Students (BiPS)


Alongside the highly competitive International PhD programs there is an additional way to become a PhD student at CMCB / BIOTEC. The so called Bioscience PhD students BiPS are PhD students in the CMCB institutes BIOTEC, CRTD and B CUBE that are independently employed by a professor or a group leader. Currently, they account for almost half of all PhD students at CMCB. BiPS students have the advantage of accessing Technische Universität Dresden, CMCB research communities, international networks, and facilities while completing a PhD. The BiPS program provides vital networking and academic guidelines that enrich the PhD experience. Much more information can be found on the BiPS-website.

Applying for a PhD Position - BiPS

Individuals who would like to conduct PhD studies partly on their own terms might consider applying directly to a professor for a PhD position. Please send an application (see details below) to the group leader(s) of the area of research that you are interested in. Please find more information on the webpages of the following institute

In general, it is best to send an e-mail (in English) directly to the group leader with a CV and a brief message indicating how you can specifically contribute to the group's projects (motivation letter). If a matching project is available, the group leader will inform you whether you need to bring an external stipend with you, or if there is any internal funding to pay for your project and your position.

For PhD students it is not compulsory to formally register at TUD; however, it might be advisable to take advantage of the benefits of a student status (e.g. public transportation ticket). For further information about the registration, please refer to the webpage of the TUD. The student registration is limited to a period of six semesters. Please note that you have to re-register each semester.

For more information check the BiPS website: https://tu-dresden.de/cmcb/lehre/phd/bips

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