Vienna Biocenter Summer School, Vienna Austria (Photo Credit: Opportunity Desk)

Vienna Biocenter Summer School for Undergraduate Students Worldwide

Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School provides a unique opportunity for approximately 30 undergraduate students to work side by side with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment

The aim of the programme is to attract talented students from around the world, creating a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. It is also a perfect preparation for those students who have interests in graduate study in the life sciences arena.

Applicants who are successful are provided with accommodation, a travel allowance and a stipend for the duration of the scholarship. The programme, starts on the last Friday in June and finishes on the the last Friday of August each year.

The school is a collaboration between five of Europe’s leading research institutes: Research Center for Molecular Medicine (Opens external link in new windowCEMM), Gregor Mendel Institute (Opens external link in new windowGMI), Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (Opens external link in new windowIMBA), Institute of Molecular Pathology (Opens external link in new windowIMP) and the Max Perutz Labs (Opens external link in new windowMax Perutz Labs) and is generously sponsored by the Max Birnstiel Foundation.

Description of the Programme

The programme consists of several components:

Research Project

Lecture Series

Scientific Symposium

Summer in Vienna

Social Programme

How To Apply

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School encourage applications from students (BA (Hons), Master, MSc) from all around the world who are undergraduates/master students, and have completed at least two years of university study.

To apply you need to have one of the following:

Completed at least 2 years of a University study (e.g. 2-3 years of a Bachelor Hons study or 1 year of a Master study – by 30 June) as follows:

(i) In Year 3 of a 4-year BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in a Life Science related subject
(ii) In Year 4 of a 4-year BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in a Life Science related subject WITH an acceptance or intention to apply to a Master program (this will be checked later)
(iii) In Year 1 of a 2-year Master course, MSc in a Life Science related subject
(iv) In Year 2 of a US undergraduate Bachelor in a Life Science related subject
(v) In Year 2 of a 4-Year BTech (india) in a Life Science related subject

3-months 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).

Important information for MD applicants. MDs may only apply if they have completed 3-4years of their studies and have the relevant research experience, they must also intend to study a PhD in a Life Science related subject after completion of their current studies.

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For more information on the Vienna Biocenter Summer School, Visit the Official Website Here.

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