Target groups

  • Candidates with a master’s degree in Life Sciences (Dr. rer. nat. cohort) – Application is open
    Apply Online Now (Deadline October 27, 2023)
    • 2 open positions for RTG-supported Dr. rer. nat. candidates (E13/65%) with a Master’s in Life Sciences
    • The start date is January 1, 2024

  • FAU medical students (Dr. med. cohort) – APPLICATION is closed
    • RTG-supported stipends for 2 medical students
    • 18-month doctoral program with eight months of laboratory work
    • Program starts on Sept. 25, 2024 (take-off semester Feb – Oct 2024)
    • Applications before “Physikum,” however, begin of program only after Physikum
    • Candidates must take off one semester and spend at least eight months in the laboratory
    • Overview – Program (PDF)


  • Fast-track candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (Cohort “Fast-Track”) – APPLICATION is closed
    • Positions for six candidates with a bachelor’s degree
    • The program started on Sept 25, 2022.
    • After a one-year qualification phase, the fast-track candidates will start as regular Dr. rer. nat. candidates in the second cohort of Dr. rer. nat. candidates on January 1, 2024.
    • Overview – Program (PDF)


    • Dr. rer. nat. candidates with a master’s degree – Apply Online Now
    • Dr. med. candidates – Apply Online Closed
    • Dr. rer. nat. candidates with a bachelor’s degree (Fast-Track program) – Application Closed