Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research Scholarship: ( Deadline: 31 May 2017 )



The Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research in Heidelberg Germany is the interdisciplinary and international PhD program for all students working at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). The PhD students conduct research at the forefront of basic, computational, epidemiological and translational cancer research.

The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is the renowned German scientific research centre established in 1964.  Through the years, it has won two Nobel Prize – in Medicine in 2008 and in Chemistry in 2014 respectively.

There are currently 2,898 staff including research scientists, 560 foreign employees from 78 nations with over 90 department groups and research groups working at DKFZ.

Field & Level of Study:

PhD Program in Cancer Research.


  • Excellent graduates of any nationality;
  • Master of Science (MSc) or academic equivalent;
  • Very good school & academic records;
  • Outstanding proficiency in English.

Number of Awards:

30 to 40 sponsorships annually.

Value of Award:

Sponsorship funding corresponds to national/international standards in this field.

Duration of Awards:

3 years.

Application & Enquiries:

Apply online via www.funding-guide.de and submit with 2 letters of recommendation. Application deadlines are generally 5 January for the winter application and 31 May for the summer application of each year. Please contact:

German Cancer Research Center
The Graduate Program Office (M070)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49-6221/423426
Fax: +49-6221/422144
Email: higs@dkfz.de



Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, May 2017

Information Source:
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Kuala Lumpur.

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