Information for new DKFZ PhD Students


Once you arrive at the DKFZ to start your PhD, you should register as soon as possible with the Graduate Office by sending us an e-mail. You will then be invited to attend the next introduction meeting to the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research, which takes place once a month. At this meeting you will receive detailed information about all aspects of doctoral training at the DKFZ including the credit points system and how to register with a university faculty.

PhD Student Portal

Useful information about activities organised by PhD students can be found in the PhD Students Portal, a website administered by the PhD Student Council which provides useful advise and information related to PhD studies at the DKFZ.

© Marcel Tiebe

"I got to know the DKFZ during my studies in the international master’s program "Major Cancer Biology". The decision to continue with my PhD studies at the DKFZ was an obvious choice to fully profit from its excellent research opportunities. I especially enjoy working with colleagues from different countries who share my enthusiasm for science."

(Deniz from Turkey, PhD student at the DKFZ)

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