Are letters of reference required?
At the time of application letters of reference are not required. We will contact the supervisor(s) of shortlisted candidates.
Does the summer school have specific language requirements?
The program language is English throughout. Proficiency in English is therefore required. A formal proof of competence in English (IELTS, CPE or TOEFL) is recommended but not mandatory.
Is there an age limit?
Although we do not have a strict age limit, students need to be studying a Bachelor or Master degree, which means that students are normally relatively young.
How much is the application fee?
There are no fees associated with the application or admission.
Which documents should I send?
Please send your enrolment certificate and your CV to email@example.com.
Should I provide a translation for documents in a language other than English or German?
All documents that are not in English or German should have a translation attached. The translation can be done by the applicant.
My enrolment certificate is not available yet – what should I do?
Some universities are unable to provide an enrolment certificate for the spring/summer semester at the time of application. Please therefore send your present enrolment certificate and note in the application that the new certificate will be available later. Note that a valid certificate must be provided before the start of the summer school.
What information should the enrolment certificate contain?
The enrolment certificate should contain the following information:
- Name of applicant
- Course in which the applicant is enrolled
- Number of years completed
- Length of total study
Am I eligible?
You are eligible if you are enrolled in an M.Sc. degree course at a University (during the application period and during the duration of the summer school), have a B.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (biology or biomedicine), and have significant research experience (at least 5 months).
Where do I find details of the projects offered?
Please check out the websites of the group leaders that are offering positions (list will be available after December 2015). If after this you find a particular group or groups interesting you are free to write directly to the group leader for further information on the project.
I haven't received a confirmation of application – when can I expect to hear something?
If you don’t receive a confirmation when the application is submitted please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified in the first week of April, 2016.
I am presently enrolled in a PhD programme, may I apply?
No, the summer school course is intended for undergraduate students only.
I am unable to attend the whole school may I still apply?
The dates for the school are fixed and participants must attend the whole school without exception.