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Major Cancer Biology News

>>>> Selection 2014: Selection Completed/Letters of Admission Dispatched

15. May: Thanks to all ca. 70 candidates who have given an interview to our Selection Committee by telephone/Skype, or personally here in Heidelberg.
After the last interviews had taken place on 15. May, the Selection Committee convened and discussed the outcome and results of the individual candidates, and a ranking list was set up.
The top-24 candidates on this list have been offered a place in our program directly, other potentially suitable candidates were placed on a wait-list.
Admitted candidates must accept their place by 31. July.

>>> Selection 2014: Invitations for Interviews

29. April: The pre-evaluation of all applications with a preference for Major Cancer Biology has been completed and on 29. April 2014 the top candidates were invited for personal interviews at DKFZ Heidelberg on 8. or 15. May. Overseas or otherwise not available candidates will be interviewed by telephone/Skype between 6. and 15. May.

Note to all applicants with a preference for Major Cancer Biology:
If you did not receive an invitation e-mail from us on 29. April this means that your application is unfortunately no longer considered for Major Cancer Biology. We are very sorry about this but please understand that we have only 24 places to fill, so a lot of very fine candidates could not be invited.
But maybe the Major of your alternative preference will invite you!? Please follow the process on the University's admission page.
It can be said that this year again competition was extremely hard, and we wish all candidates who could not be considered all the best for their future plans hoping they will be able to pursue their academic careers in equally interesting programs!

>> Selection 2014: Applications Received

15. March: On the website of the University of Heidelberg candidates can check, by their application number, whether their application material was duly received by 15. March.

 If your application number is not listed we regret this very much but ask your understanding that there is nothing we can do about it, the University does not accept delayed deliveries - whatever the reason may be.

The following applications have been received by the University and are currently being checked for validity:

> Schedule of 2014 Selection Procedure

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

Applications are checked for validity at the University of Heidelberg, then forwarded to the individual Majors' Selection Committees.

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

Deadline for 2014 HIGS MSc fellowship applications was 15. March 2014.

The evaluation and selection for the HIGS MSc fellowships runs in parallel to the program selection.

Successful applicants will be informed by HIGS at around the end of May.



> 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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