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General Information


The NRW Research School “Molecules and Materials – A Common Design Principle” starts in October 2009 as a joint initiative of the German Federal State of Northrhine Westphalia (NRW) and the University of Münster. The Research School offers a broad and interdisciplinary research program in all fields of chemistry. The school comprises approx. 30 world renowned research groups conducting vigorous research projects which are well funded by numerous federal and industrial research institutions. The School runs within the structured doctoral program of the Graduate School of Chemistry as school of excellence, parallel to the department's regular doctoral program.

The GSC-MS provides a three year doctoral program in chemistry. Within the framework of a fertile research environment. This is augmented by an efficient curriculum which covers practical skills to bolster interdisciplinary research expertise, and additional skills for a career oriented future.

A scholarship of 1250 Euro per month is offered to qualified students. The average living costs of a doctoral student are 800 Euro per month, and German universities have no tuition fees. for doctoral education. The GSC-MS welcomes and supports foreign students (2/3 of our students are from abroad), and facilitates a smooth transition to living in Germany. This includes preorganized accommodation, medical insurance, as well as assistance with visa applications, and continued support throughout the PhD program. A supportive and encouraging environment amongst the students is cultivated by numerous cultural and social activities organized by the GSC-MS team or the students themselves.

More information can be obtained via the GSC-MS website: http://www.uni-muenster.de/GSC-MS/

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