The aim of the Vienna Biocenter Summer School scholarship for international students is to attract talented students from around the world, creating a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. The school is a collaboration between five of Europe’s leading research institutes: Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CEMM), Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) and is generously sponsored by the Max Birnstiel Foundation.
This summer school is for students (BA, Master, MSc) from all around the world. The school will not charge an application fee and that you don’t need to provide your IELTS/TOEFL scores, but you should have fluent English skills. The duration of the school is 9 weeks from 1 July until 28 August each year.
To apply you need to have the following:
- Completed at least 2 years of a University study (eg. 2/3 years of a Bachelor study or at least 1 year of a Master study – by 30 June)
- Some previous research experience
- Good academic record
- High level of English language
- Evidence of enrolment in a University programme for the current academic year and the next year (if possible)
Moreover, when applying, you will be asked to specify the names of three lab heads in their order of preference.
If you are accepted in this summer school, you will get these benefits below:
- Free student accommodation (internet-enabled, fully furnished, and have a shared bathroom and kitchen)
- Each student will be awarded a stipend of 1400 euros after tax for the nine-week programme
- Medical insurance is included in the contract for the nine weeks
- A free travel pass providing unlimited use of public transport within Vienna for the duration of the scholarship
- Reimbursement of travel costs to and from Vienna
- Numerous social events
Prepare yourself for the registration will be opened at the beginning of December and closes on 31 January each year. In addition, if you are accepted, you will be notified in the first week of March.
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