Major Cancer Biology News

> 1. February - 15. March 2014: Application gateway is open

  • Important note: The application deadline is really 15th March
    Your application documents must have reached the University of Heidelberg by 15th March - late arrivals will NOT be considered!
    (sorry, the University is really strict about this)

> Call for Applications 2014

> Provisional Schedule of 2014 Selection Procedure

1. February - 15. March 2014: University Online Application Gateway is open

April: Pre-Selection within Major Cancer Biology

End of April: Top candidates are invited for personal interview at DKFZ Heidelberg
(overseas or otherwise not available candidates will be interviewed by telephone/Skype)

8. May or 15. May: Personal interviews at DKFZ Heidelberg

After the interviews have taken place, the ranking and admission list is set up and the top-24 successful candidates are informed. The remaining potential candidates are placed on a wait-list and will be informed accordingly.

Admissions must be accepted by 31. July.
Places which are declined are continuously offered to candidates from the wait-list.

> Scholarships for MSc students

As in previous years, the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research (HIGS) of the German Cancer Research Center is again able to sponsor a limited number of competitive MSc fellowships to outstanding applicants from all over the world, enabling them to enroll in the 2014 MSc program Molecular Biosciences with Major Cancer Biology.

The stipends cover the following:
Amount: 8.000 € per year
Duration: Fellowship for a total of 18 months (= total stipend amount: 12.000€)
Associate Member status at the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research (HIGS) of the German Cancer Research Center during the time of your MSc program. This includes:
- Access to advanced PhD training courses offered by HIGS
- Access to extracurricular and extramural activities offered by HIGS
- Access to the DKFZ-HIGS Career Service

In order to apply for a HIGS-sponsored MSc fellowship you must have completed your application with the University's online system for the Master Program Molecular Biosciences, with a preference for Major Cancer Biology (you will be asked for your Application Number).

As only a very limited number of fellowships can be awarded to the most outstanding applicants, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to other funding agencies, for example DAAD, in parallel.

Application Form for MSc fellowship in Major Cancer Biology 2014

Recent Events

> 15th November 2013: DKFZ-HIGS Graduation Ceremony


Student graduations, Fellowship awards, a Nobel laureate, PhD Hat competition, Student talk, Poster presentation awards, PhD Council  farewell and welcome, Science Slam,  Music from the "The Wild Types" - this year's annual DKFZ-HIGS Graduation Ceremony was a firework of events, lively and entertaining, but most of all a time to congratulate and celebrate the students who have sucessfully earned their University degrees, PhD or MSc, during the last year.

On Friday afternoon all DKFZ was invited to the Grand Lecture Hall, guided through the program by the Scientific Director of the DKFZ Board, Prof. Dr. Otmar D. Wiestler.

For a picture gallery of the event please go to the 2011 Students' page.

Major Cancer Biology proudly presents: Students from our first class of master students, 2007, have successfully completed their PhD at the DKFZ - Congratulations!


All happy faces: Here are some of our successful graduates from the 2010 and 2011 Major Cancer Biology classes - Congratulations!


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