Doctoral Programs in the Life Sciences at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

The International Giessen Graduate School for the Life Sciences (GGL) of the five faculties above and the Ph.D. Program of the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine invite applicants for the Doctoral Programs in the Life Sciences

The Doctoral Programs consist of a three-year interdisciplinary graduate course curriculum combined with an experimental project leading to a dissertation. Each doctoral researcher will be supervised by two professors from different faculties and will benefit from our Doctoral Researcher Development Program. Seminars and courses are conducted in English; German language courses are offered for international students. Depending on the project selected and own qualifications students may receive a stipend and may be eligible to register for one of the doctoral degrees offered at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Ph.D., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. biol. hom., Dr. med. vet., Dr. biol. anim., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. agr. and Dr. oec. troph).

Applicants may choose between eight interdisciplinary research sections: Man, Nutrition and Environment; Infection and Immunology; Heart, Lung and Blood Vessels; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Neurosciences; Reproduction in Man and Animals; Stress Resistance and Adaptation; Synthetic Molecules and Materials for the Life Sciences. A Master´s degree or equivalent is required for admission. Names of prospective supervisors and research projects as well as other information necessary for application can be found at:


Please submit your application using our online application system before August 15, 2009.

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