Call for Applications - Integrated Masters and PhD Program at CEPLAS Graduate School

CEPLAS (The Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences) Graduate School at the University of Cologne has recently announced the call for applications for an integrated Masters and PhD program for a senior bachelor’s student or recent B.Sc. graduate in plant sciences, biology or related disciplines.

The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a PhD graduate programme targeting students with a Bachelor’s degree (not higher). The CEPLAS Graduate School programme starts annually in October and is fully funded.

CEPLAS – The Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences is Germany’s prestigious research cluster on plant sciences integrating the resources of the Universities of Cologne and Düsseldorf, the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. In an interdisciplinary approach CEPLAS researchers investigate the characteristics and mechanisms of complex plant traits and their impact on plant performance and adaptation. This knowledge builds a foundation for sustainable cultivation of food, feed and energy crops.

The CEPLAS Graduate School established a 4-5-year structured graduate programme with a default entry point at the bachelor’s level. The comprehensive two-phase training programme leads students with a bachelors’s degree through a unique qualification phase to a dissertation phase completing with a PhD degree. Obtaining a master’s degree between both phases is possible.


Application Deadline and More Information

Next programme starts in October 2020.

Application deadline is October 31, 2019.

Download the Call for Applications here.

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