Being a PhD Student

As an IPP student, your PhD research will be conducted within the lab of one of the participating groups. Your Group Leader will act as your mentor and provide advice and guidance to ensure that you receive the training needed for your research and personal development as a scientist. Depending on your area of research and your own preferences your PhD may be awarded in biology, translational biomedicine, chemistry, physics, mathematics, pharmacy, or computer science.

In addition to supervision by your Group Leader, you will regularly meet with a Thesis Advisory Committee of leading scientists who will be there to support and advise you in your research. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to interact closely with a number of top scientists during the course of their study.

All our PhD positions are fully funded.

More than 120 students from 28 different countries were admitted to the IPP in 2019.