About the Graduate School

The Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) provides an outstanding research environment with multiple interdisciplinary and industrial collaborations as well as several PhD programs. The aim of such PhD programs is to attract promising young scientists from all across the world by offering a comprehensive and challenging education in biosciences and related disciplines.

The newly founded Graduate School Life Science Engineering offers an excellent, interdisciplinary education program for highly qualified international scientists/students. Moreover, members of the Graduate School benefit from tailor-made courses and workshops to broaden their horizon, as well as promote their social and management skills, preparing them for their career after the PhD.

The Graduate School strengthens the interrelationship between the different research groups of natural and in particular engineering sciences and – where thematically possible – also humanities. At the same time, the Graduate School supports networking between the doctoral candidates and faculties, as well as the presentation of their research at international conferences.

The prerequisite for the successful application is a master degree in a life science discipline (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, bioengineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biomolecular engineering, medical engineering etc.) from a recognized academic institution and the acceptance as a PhD student by one of the research groups associated to the program.