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Fokus Life Sciences

University of Würzburg
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Program description

Fokus Life Sciences

The programme features the leading Life Sciences expertise at the University of Würzburg under the auspices of the Faculty of Biology. It also includes the other natural science Faculties of Physics as well as Chemistry & Pharmacy. Relevant research groups that form the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Psychology are also included. The programme is designed to be a fast track programme that leads to a PhD project within the Graduate School of Life Sciences and comprises all of the above-mentioned faculties.

A strong foundation in the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) and substantial experimental research experience is essential for joining this programme.

Admission requirements

Academic Admission Requirements

Your BSc programme must be in biology or at least have a special emphasis/specialisation/major in some aspect of the life sciences and natural sciences (e.g., biophysics, biotechnology, pharmacology, etc.) that comprises practical research experience through working in a natural science laboratory. Please note that study programmes that have mostly technical or applied content, such as nursing, laboratory technology, industrial biotechnology, fisheries science, agriculture, and similar programmes, are not a sufficient prerequisite to apply. A medical education is also not a sufficient prerequisite, unless experimental research experience can be proven.

Language requirements

International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a score of at least 6.5 or similar other tests

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Program content

In the first semester, students are required to pass the three obligatory modules mentioned below with a grade of at least B+ to stay on the fast track. If they also manage to obtain at least an A- in the subsequent Master's thesis project, they can start a doctoral project as early as in the second year of the programme. 

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University of Würzburg

University of Würzburg

Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Germany. On an international level, the University of Würzburg ranks in the top bracket of academic institutions in many scientific disciplines including biology, medicine, physics, and...

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University of Würzburg

Sanderring 2
97070 Würzburg

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