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BZH Graduate Program

General Information

If you are aspiring to be part of the Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH) as a PhD student, please follow these three steps:

  1. Contact directly the head of the research group of your choice. Ask about existing job opportunities or discuss how you could bring in your own funding.
  2. Once this is sorted out, you need to follow the instructions for an online application to HBIGS (Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School) and enroll at the Faculty of Biosciences ( 
  3. If you are a student of medicine or dentistry, please enroll in the structured graduation program of the medical faculty (, first follow their instructions. 

Please always go through the official websites of the faculties (Biology or Medicine) and HBIGS to ensure a successful application within the specified deadlines.

HBIGS students and students of other graduate programs who perform their doctoral thesis in one of the BZH research groups must also register in the BZH-study office. Participation in HBIGS and other programs will be accepted. Please consult the BZH study office for details.

Links of Interest:

Graduate Academy of Heidelberg University