Application for the FMI PhD Program

General requirements

To be accepted for graduate studies at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.). However, please note that a Bachelor's degree does not qualify for entry into our PhD Program.

There are two deadlines each year in May and November. All applications are reviewed by group leaders with openings. A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interviews in June and January, respectively.

The application

Please fill in the online application form. Please note that this information and relevant documents will be distributed within the FMI for assessment.
» Online application form


In case of questions, please contact the FMI PhD Program office:
Elida Keller,

Important dates

Application deadlines are on May 1st and November 15th.
The application form opens approximately 2.5 months prior to each deadline.

The interviews in Basel take place approximately 7 to 8 weeks after each deadline.
The next interview dates are scheduled on:
- January 22-23, 2020
- June 24-25, 2020

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