Vienna Biocenter International PhD Programme

The VBC PhD programme ensures that its students all have a productive, worthwhile experience during their PhD. Students in the programme are part of a strong, supportive community made up of fellow students and the post-docs, staff scientists, and group leaders that make up the campus. VBC PhD students receive attentive scientific guidance from their advisors and all members of the community. From the practical side, the programme assists students with administrative issues related to obtaining their degrees through the University of Vienna. s a PhD student, it’s natural that you will continue to develop your experimental expertise, but it’s equally important that you have the ability to communicate your work to the scientific community. The VBC PhD programme gives students many opportunities to enhance their written and oral communications. The VBC PhD programme offers a presentation skills course for beginning PhD students aimed at organizing and delivering a scientific talk. Everything necessary to give a great talk is covered, from developing enthusiasm for your subject to the finesse of designing readable slides. etting into the VBC PhD programme requires three things: a written application, a personal interview, and a PhD position offer from a VBC group leader. What’s required? • Completed online application • Two letters of recommendation • Degree (Masters or your country’s equivalent) • less than 30 years of age at the time of application

Scholarship Deadline: 30 April 2011(website opens for applications on 1 March)

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