12 Three-year Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships for International Students in Germany, 2017


The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research offers an international research environment and is characterized by outstanding ageing research, excellent supervision, early independence in research and state-of-the-art facilities. We are dedicated to providing first-class conditions for young scientists in a cutting edge and inspiring environment. Our competitive Ph.D. programme provides a world-class starting platform for a successful career in science.

The programme is highly selective and invites outstanding university graduates wishing to work towards a Ph.D. in the fields of ageing and age-related diseases to become part of the vibrant and international research scene in the Cologne/Bonn area.

Advance your career with a doctoral degree from the CGA!

Application Deadline

The online application platform for our Ph.D positions starting between June until October 2017 is currently open. The application deadline is January 15, 2017.


Our international and interdisciplinary faculty offers positions in the areas of biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering and medical biology. We invite applicants from all countries with a Diploma/Master's or equivalent degree of the above mentioned or related fields.
Applicants with a degree in medicine are also welcome to apply provided they have sufficient relevant research experience. Furthermore, candidates require excellent written and spoken English skills (C1 level).

Selection procedure

We choose applicants based on their academic qualifications, their research accomplishments and their motivation to study at the CGA. A Sykpe interview will be conducted with shortlisted candidates. 25 candidates will be invited to a Selection Workshop on site. Selected candidates can start their Ph.D. position between June and October 2017. All accepted students will be enrolled through the University of Cologne.

For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to our FAQ!

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